First blog post for Sporting Afield

First blog post for Sporting Afield

Wow, my first blog post for this blog. I’m sure this is the road to fame and fortune.  We’ll call this my background blog post.

I grew up in Vermont reading Ranger Rick magazine, learning the fine art of woodcraft from the alpha males in my family – such as the never-fail way to start fires with petroleum products, and roaming the hills with family and friends. Now, I’m like an aged version of Ranger Rick, with much more fur, who developed a predatory instinct unfit for a children’s magazine. I’ve been described as an outdoorsman with more enthusiasm than skill. I have certainly experienced less success using more techniques and gear than your average hunter or fisherman.

The intent of this blog is to capture all the local scenery that makes up what it is to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors in Vermont. I’ll be reporting on local hunting and fishing news for Bolton, Cambridge, Jericho, Underhill, Westford, and Jeffersonville, Vermont. My blog posts will include interviews with outdoorsman and women, hunting and fishing insights, hunting and camp stories (some real), gun dog stories, game reports, perhaps some product reviews, and a smorgasbord of
hunting and fishing stuff – whatever is in season.
What will make this a great blog is to hear from you. If you have any information or story that you think is newsworthy or you just want to tell, please comment on my blog or send me an e-mail. And please, send me a photo or two if you have them. I promise not to give away a favorite hunting spot or fishing hole…but I am certainly willing to accept an invitation if one is offered. I am guaranteed to leave game in the field.
Let the mixed metaphors and trite outdoor expressions begin!

I spoke with Mel at Jericho General Store today and he said he has already checked in about 140 deer, up from last year. The largest deer so far was just under 200 pounds.

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