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Month: March 2013

Jericho Wildlife

Jericho Wildlife

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been trying out a Bushnell® HD Trophy Cam game camera, provided courtesy of Bushnell®. This is the first game camera I have used and I am very impressed with the quality of the pictures over varying conditions. I am also impressed with how sensitive the camera is to movement. A small Red Squirrel climbing a tree triggers the camera, as does a dove landing under the feeder. Snow and wind doesn’t seem…

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Bob Howe and the Pine Grove Program for those who served

Bob Howe and the Pine Grove Program for those who served

Mountain Gazette, March 7, 2013 edition, p. 10. click here for the Mountain Gazette Bob Howe (right) at Yankee Sportsman’s Classic One of the seminar speakers I was fortunate enough to hear speak at the 2013 Yankee Sportsman’s Classic in Essex Junction back in January was Bob Howe. Bob is a Registered Maine Master Guide with a lodge in Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Maine, who started hunting and trapping at age 10. Bob spoke about hunting coyotes and snowshoe hare, the…

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Bird Dogs are more expensive than planned, Part 2 of 3

Bird Dogs are more expensive than planned, Part 2 of 3

Katie and me riding in the car… Katie:  “Daddy, we thought that Mommy would be really happy with the puppy, but she wasn’t.  She was really mad.  But it isn’t my fault right?  Because I’m just a kid.  You’re big and you should have known better.  Right?” Me:  “That’s right honey.  It is Daddy’s fault.  He should have known better.” Burdock was a good puppy.  He was very sweet and easy to house train.  I took a week or so…

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That which does not kill us makes us stronger

That which does not kill us makes us stronger

Frozen pond off the Long Trail One of my New Year’s resolutions was to get outside more during the off season, both to scout and to get some exercise.  The last couple of weekends I’ve headed out snowshoeing up to Vermont’s Long Trail on Mount Mansfield. Yesterday I snowshoed up the Nebraska Notch trail to its intersection with the Long Trail, then took the Long Trail south.  It was mid-twenties with wind gusts up to almost 5 mph (thanks to…

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Bird Dogs are more expensive than planned, Part 1 of 3

Bird Dogs are more expensive than planned, Part 1 of 3

Back in our days in Virginia, when I was just a budding sportsman wannabe, I had a dream of having my own bird dog. I researched breeds and research breeders.  Occasionally, the anticipation of an event ends up being far different than the eventual reality of it. This is especially true if you don’t share your puppy plans with your wife.  Trust me; this I know. First, some background. My wife Karen had decided that she’d like to leave work…

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