A Tree Named John

By Tim Biebel | December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Tree Named John 1

I used to think that Tom Hank’s friend, Wilson, in the movie Castaway was rather strange. Who names a volleyball? That all changed this year when I met a tree named John while hunting. Our situations were similar, Tom’s and mine. He was on a remote island surround by nothing, and I was in my…

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2016 Hunting Season Summary – Part 1

By Tim Biebel | December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Hunting Season Summary - Part 1 2

Ending the season with unfilled tags is not a failure, but not learning from your mistakes is. As I reflect on the past season, I am still trying to determine what mistakes, if any, I made. I am not talking about lazy mistakes, such as not paying attention at a critical time. I made plenty…

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4PT16.18 – The Wounded Doe

By Tim Biebel | December 14, 2016 | 1 Comment
Wounded Doe, Blood Trail

Let me spare you the agony and sum up my last weekend of hunting like this – I went hunting, saw nothing, and came home. Now let me tell you about the story of the wounded doe. After a morning of hunting on Saturday, I dropped my dad off at his house, and as I…

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4PT16.17 – If it Wasn’t for Bad Luck…

By Tim Biebel | December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
deer beds in snow

Time is running out on the 2016 Vermont Muzzleloader season. My doe tag is still unfilled, something that has me walking around looking like an angry emoticon all day and feeling like an Angry Bird that wants to topple my son’s Lego creations. A doe tag should not be this hard to fill. It’s not…

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4PT16.16 – Vermont Muzzleloader Season Fun

By Tim Biebel | December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Muzzeloader

Well, well, well. I finally saw some deer on Saturday. Eight of them to be exact – little ones, big ones, and even a buck – but I didn’t fire a single shot. Why? Because that’s the way my season is going, that’s why! The morning started out well enough. Dad and I had a…

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4PT16.15 – Thoughts My Wife Has Had Since Rifle Season Ended

By Tim Biebel | November 28, 2016 | 3 Comments
Hunting Vermont Rifle

Vermont rifle season ended yesterday and I wasn’t the only one that had thoughts running through my mind. My wife did too. I was able to glean a few of the thoughts she had shortly after the season ended to share with you.  Her thoughts are italicized, semi-audible mumblings under her breath are in bold, and clearly…

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4PT16.14 – Dad’s Vermont Buck

By Tim Biebel | November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vermont Rifle Season Buck

Have you ever shot a deer and wondered where it came from or what it was doing before it showed up at your stand? I know I have. Maybe it’s the never ending drive to understand these creatures and what makes them tick. The way I see it, the more I can learn about the…

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4PT16.14 – Keep Believing

By Tim Biebel | November 17, 2016 | 2 Comments
Logging road

It’s been a tough week. My wife left me and took my son with her (just for a few days), and every other hunter in Vermont has killed a deer while I impatiently wait for my turn. I’ve seen some real beauties posted on Facebook since the Saturday opener. I’ve even seen some pictures of…

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4PT16.13 – Vermont Opening Day of Rifle Season

By Tim Biebel | November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
sunset in Vermont deer Season

The only luck I had on Saturday was bad luck. Oh well. It happens. The morning started off well enough, but then I put on my underwear. Unbeknownst to me, I put it on inside out, which set the tone for the rest of the day. If I had caught this mistake earlier, perhaps the…

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A Letter to Vermont Deer Hunters

By Tim Biebel | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vermont Buck, Deer Season

Deer Vermont Hunters, It is the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? This Saturday marks the day that you and I have been anticipating since the sunset at the end of last season. Opening day of rifle season is upon us! For the majority of you, rifle season is the “big dance.” Before dawn…

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