Photo: Cayenne’s Magic Hour


Cayenne looks proud of her achievement.
Photo by Steve Hemkens

Steve Hemkens—vice president of Orvis Rod & Tackle/ Orvis Adventures—sent in this great shot of his beautiful English Springer Spaniel, Cayenne, who managed to hunt up this fine. . .

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Photos of the Day: A Friendly Ruffed Grouse


Burr Sprague
All photos by Mary Sprague makes contact with his pet grouse for the first time this spring.

Mary Sprague—one of the most beloved Orvis employees of all time, who worked at the company for 50 years—is retired now, but she sent in these great photos of her husband, Burr, and his. . .

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Photo: What’re They Eating?


Photo by Bill Curtis

My friend Bill Curtis sent in this cool photo, which shows the contents of the crops of several New York grouse that he shot. The variety of foods represented lets you know where to look for more birds.

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Photos: An Eastern Bird Dog Moves West


Cayenne flushed these two ruffed grouse not far from Steve’s house on a quick afternoon hunt.
Photo by Steve Hemkens

Steve Hemkens—vice president of Orvis Rod & Tackle/Sporting Adventures—moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last spring. This is the first Western season season Steve’s English Springer Spaniel, Cayenne, who learned to hunt grouse in the thick woods of. . .

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