Wednesday, May 31, 2006

icy rain
we toss out decoys
in silence

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

setting sun
the out of state hunter
quickens his pace

Monday, May 29, 2006

cabin windowsill
odd bits of ammunition
from 1950

Sunday, May 28, 2006

morning fog
inside the cabin
we wait for coffee

Saturday, May 27, 2006

after the shooting
empty shell casings float
on still water

Friday, May 26, 2006

guest haiku by Basho

all I saw of
the grouse was the bouncing
branch he left

Modified from a haiku attributed to Basho.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

humming a tune
as he checks the bait set
beaver trapper

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

spring tags filled at last
turkey breasts on the Weber
on to bobbers and worms.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

on the table
where the gutted birds lie
cheese and crackers

Monday, May 22, 2006

dying woodcock
mutely we eye each other -
I squeeze harder

Sunday, May 21, 2006

the bird flushes
trigger hand in my pocket
cold wind

Saturday, May 20, 2006

campfire smoke
hanging over the tent
the day's birds

Friday, May 19, 2006

guest haiku

opening day
my first shot brings down
an aspen branch

Originally posted here on Hunting Haiku Daily by Levon MacHenry. Thanks Levon!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

beyond the barbed wire
rolling in a fresh cow patty -
my white setter

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

the piebald buck

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

storm warning -
in the wood stove's cracks
flames flicker

Monday, May 15, 2006

snowy thicket
the dog's paw prints crossing
and recrossing

Sunday, May 14, 2006

walking a snowmobile trail
into the covert

Saturday, May 13, 2006

old farm pond
an abandoned goose nest
falling apple blossoms

Friday, May 12, 2006

grey autumn day
the trail down to the creek
slippery with oak leaves

Thursday, May 11, 2006

midmorning -
the empty gun rack
at grouse camp

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

October cold front
we follow the dog
through icy rain
A variant of yesterday's hunting haiku made it onto the beerhaikudaily site with this memorable haiku ode to Wisconsin's Old Tamarack grouse camp and the Cayuga Bar:

Friday night fish fry
angling for drinks at the bar
I’ll have a Leinie’s

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Friday night fish fry
angling for drinks at the bar
- walleye, fries and slaw

Monday, May 08, 2006

sandy dust bowl
in the afternoon sun
a grouse feather

Sunday, May 07, 2006

big game hunt
Cabin Boy bags a trophy
kitchen mouse

Saturday, May 06, 2006

deer camp sunrise
specks of scrambled egg
in his beard

Friday, May 05, 2006

through my open window
by turkeys gobbling

Thursday, May 04, 2006

late afternoon sun -
the gobblers' tails against
spring wheat

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

old farm pond
the splash of geese
as they preen

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

turkey roost
restless noisy birds -
cottonwood buds

Monday, May 01, 2006

drumming grouse
beyond the stone wall
spring woods