Welcome to My Mountain Grouse

What is My Mountain Grouse all about?  It’s a book sharing the adventures of the author, Craig Kulchak, his three sons, and four generations of their Ryman English setters. They are hunting the three mountain grouse species, Ruffed, Blue and Franklin grouse in the wild mountains of Idaho. The stories cover four decades of exploration from one side of the state to the other.  Sometimes hunting alone, and other times gunning the magnificent wilderness with his sons, the stories of each adventure are epic. Always there are the setters. The English setter line is of the Ryman/Old Hemlock and Ryman strain... loyal and dedicated to their master and the Kulchak family. It is the working of these hunting companions, these gentle creatures that live for the hunt, this is the theme of the book.

News Updates on My Mountain Grouse:

Jan. 24, 2014
2014 Sales
Sales are still going strong for My Mountain Grouse and I want to thank each and every one of you that have made My Mountain Grouse such a sought after book!
Spread the work and keep it coming! For my friends across the pond in England Norway and Sweden (as well as Peru) thank you as well!
Dec. 15, 2013
A heart felt thank you!
The publishing of my second book, My Mountain Grouse would not have been so successful without you! Thank you all for supporting this great upland book. There is still time for those of you that have yet to purchase My Mountain Grouse to be a part of this journey. Order now, in time for Christmas!
Nov. 20, 2013
The long wait is finally over...the books will be here today! Now the work begins - signing books, adding inserts for the next book (Roosters at The Fort - due out September, 2014) and making the mass mailings. I'm almost sold out, so if you're thinking about ordering, DO IT SOON!
Nov. 14, 2013
Check out the review from the Idaho Statesman! Thank you Pete!
Nov. 14, 2013
Printing is completed!
Thomson-Shore will be finally finished with the printing this friday, november 15th 2013! We should have the books ready for fulfilling your orders by wednesday, the 20th of next week! Thank you all for your orders!
Oct. 30, 2013
Winter issue of The Upland Almanac
A book review in The Upland Almanac Winter issue can be found on page 38, Tailgate Review section, the ad for the Book on page 69 and The Bookshelf on page 75!
Oct. 22, 2013
My Mountain Grouse and The Upland Almanac!
The Upland Almanac has featured My Mountain Grouse! Here is the link!

Oct. 18, 2013
First international sales
We just received an order from a gentleman in Surrey, England! Our first international sale! Thank you James, My Mountain Grouse will be a great addition to your upland library.
Sep. 30, 2013
Idaho Writers Guild
I've been accepted into the Idaho Writers Guild this morning! Now its on the the Outdoor Writers Association of America!
Sep. 27, 2013
I've received so many comments and likes of the Sketches from My mountain Grouse First Edition posted on Facebook, I've added a selection of limited edition prints of the journal sketches. All prints are printed on acid free museum quality paper. Ships in five days! Check them out on the Order Page of this Website!
Sep. 25, 2013
Received the Library of Congress Identification Number for My Mountain Grouse! The number was sent to the printers to be included in the Copyright Page!
Sep. 17, 2013
Fall and the first day
Cloudy days are my best days. They cheer me up...I know its bassackwards, but it does. The filtered light from the clouds overhead seem to calm, and the smells of Fall are heightened from the dew point increase. Ah Fall. It is the most magic time of the year, when winter’s change begins and the leaves signal it is coming. All the work in the off-season comes to fruition and the yard practice, the repetition, the practice birds and wing and rod, is put to the test. It is true that anything worth having, is worth waiting for, but the time between is excruciating! Fall is finally here and the loss of Tweed and Bramble is with me still, and forever will be. I long for their company and the possibilities. I will be gunning sage grouse this weekend over Sage, My son Matt’s wispy setter; daughter to Bramble and sister to Tweed. When I shoot a big grouse, and Sage brings it to me, Johnny-on-the-spot, I will think of you both.
Sep. 15, 2013
The progress to date
Getting closer day by day to the release of My Mountain Grouse. The book is in the printer's hands now and the next phase is a galley and more review. Looking forward to completion and having the new book in each of your hands!