The fisher is back. I think this is probably the fisher I watched last year. It was nervous then, unsure of the barrel, and careful in how and where it moved. It returned often last year and drastically pared down the red squirrel population.

The bear situation is dismal. One bear arrived on days 25 and 28. The other two sites have been dead for two and three weeks. It’s very disappointing. I’m raising 23 meat chickens and we’ll butcher one of the Khaki Campbell drakes. We could use more meat to go into the freezer with what’s left of the moose. I’ve shed a few tears over my intense disappointment in having no place to hunt. With that in mind, I really was glad to see the fisher. Something’s out there!