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Tree Stand Life – what happens around me

Tree Stand Life – what happens around me

Tree Stand Life Bear hunting isn’t going well. Remember when I had so many bears coming to the barrel? Except for one bear, they are gone. Blackberries are abundant but starting to dwindle as they ripen and fall off, are picked by people, and eaten by the bears and other animals. There were substantially more mushrooms than usual after decent rain in September. If hyperphagia has started the bears aren’t coming to our bait barrels to gorge on food. Chubby…

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Catch a Snapping Turtle Using Only Two Tools

Catch a Snapping Turtle Using Only Two Tools

Taylor caught a small snapping turtle in the pond while fishing one early summer day in 2000. She reeled him in but half way up the steep bank, he got away. He was small, maybe 5″ from one end of his shell to the other. We threw lines out for him the entire summer but didn’t see him again until the following year. We wondered how to catch a snapping turtle but didn’t put much effort into the task at…

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Spring Scenery – It’s getting greener a little at a time

Spring Scenery – It’s getting greener a little at a time

Spring Scenery I’m joining in on Five On Friday with a week of spring scenery. I’m chosen five highlights or activities of my week. If you’d like to join in you can find the information at the Five on Friday link. We’ve had beautiful weather, okay weather, and cold, wet, damp, uncomfortable weather this week. I started my week at a writing retreat in Grand Lake Stream. Sunrises were stunning. It was cold enough on morning to wake to frozen…

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Week of Wildlife – Five on Friday

Week of Wildlife – Five on Friday

Week of Wildlife – Five on Friday I’m joining in on Five On Friday with a week of wildlife. I’m chosen five highlights or activities of my week. If you’d like to join in you can find the information at the Five on Friday link. My favorite month for wildlife observation is May but with an early spring this year, April is honing in. We’ve been scouting for turkeys before the season opens, not seeing many turkeys, but seeing a…

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Early Morning Dog Walking

Early Morning Dog Walking

Early Morning Dog Walking Early morning dog walking is one of my favorite things of spring. We were a little late for our “early” but a lot of folks were still in bed. The woodcock weren’t peenting anymore, it was so late. The chickadees were calling their confusing call of “fee-bee. fee-bee. fee-bee.” I don’t think the phoebes and eastern wood pee-wees have returned yet. The grouse, or a grouse, has returned to the old pile of logs left behind…

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