The Troublesome Constituent

The Troublesome Constituent

 

It’s hard to believe that I am rapidly approaching the conclusion of my first six months on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board. It is amazing how time flies. While I’ve never felt this blog was the place to discuss Board matters, there is one particular constituent of mine that has been very vocal to me with his thoughts related to Vermont’s wildlife since learning of my appointment, and it is time I write about it.

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The Story of a Prairie Dog Guide Named Montana Boone

The Story Of A Prairie Dog Guide Named Montana Boone

His name was Mishka Woodson, but he preferred to be called Montana Boone. I later learned that his clients referred to him by all sorts of creative names, most of which I will not repeat, but many of them are similar to the names used to refer to Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board Members, I have noticed. He was a small and slender man and couldn’t shake his hipster style of clothing that went with his given name. What he lacked in stature he solidified in character. He was without a doubt the strangest guide I’d ever had.

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Molly the Moocher and Other Cow Stories

Molly The Moocher And Other Cow Stories

Molly the cow broke out of her pen and found the food plot 1/4 mile away and in the woods. Based on the trail camera photos from the scene of the crime, she enjoyed herself quite a bit before her absence from the pen was noticed. This is bad news for my friend, Christian, who recently spent a good amount of time tilling ground and replanting this falls bait, attractant, habitat enhancer for the local venison herd. It's also bad news for me because my rank of number one moocher has been replaced by a cow. I haven’t even met this cow and already our relationship is off to a bad start.

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5 Positives of Marrying a Spouse that Hunts

5 Positives Of Marrying A Spouse That Hunts

This Saturday, July 23rd, will be my eleventh wedding anniversary to my beloved wife. In lieu of this celebration of love, I decided to ask my lovely wife a few question about how she has matured as a result of being married to a hunter. What has she learned, I wondered? She is clearly a better person for it, but I had never asked for specifics. Until now…

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