Hunting for Smiles

By Tim Biebel | September 14, 2020 |
New Hampshire, Hunting

It was late March of this year when my dad and I found ourselves standing on a hardwood knoll in the New England woods replaying the chain of events that led up to him taking his largest buck in a lifetime of hunting. I remember taking his call barely after the retort from his rifle…

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2019 Hunting Journal Part 4: Bear Meat for Thanksgiving

By Tim Biebel | December 14, 2019 |
Black Bear Meat, Black Bear

As I sit here by the glow of the Christmas tree with a bowl of heavily buttered popcorn, there are a couple of things that come to mind as I reflect on this past hunting season. First, ihs verydiggult to typ wif buttray fngres, and second, I feel like I left a lot of opportunities…

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2019 Hunting Journal Part 3 – Borrowed Wisdom

By Tim Biebel | October 15, 2019 |
Vermont Archery, Deer Hunting

It was Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, the famed headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the fictional Harry Potter series, that so wisely stated to a young Harry Potter, “The time is coming when one must choose between what is right and what is easy.” In the movie, Dumbledore was referring to…

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2019 Hunting Journal Part 2 – Rain on My Parade

By Tim Biebel | October 2, 2019 |
Buck, Vermont

I was feeling pretty good about myself after my Monday had gone better than expected, so I decided to stop in a local sporting goods store to bring my happiness level back down a few notches before I had to pick up my son from school. Let’s just say that the attitude of the folks…

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2019 Hunting Journal Part 1: Season Fever

By Tim Biebel | September 21, 2019 |
Buck, Whitetail deer, hunting

The New Hampshire archery season opened on September 15th, and I have yet to step foot in the woods. Instead, I’ve been staring longingly out the window while at work or my mind has drifted off to places unknown while my wife tries to tell me something. The agony of not being able to hunt…

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The Humble Reality of Trail Camera Selfies

By Tim Biebel | September 12, 2019 |
Deer, Trail Camera

If you think the purpose of a trail camera is to capture beautiful pictures of wildlife all relaxed and chilling in their natural habitats, you’re wrong. The purpose of trail cameras is to remind you how dumb you can look at times. Or most of the time. Or all of the time. More than once…

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Hunting Season Has Arrived

By Tim Biebel | September 4, 2019 |
Buck, Deer, Vermont

Yep, it’s here. Hunting season. I watched it coming all summer long and just like that, it’s here. Am I prepared? No, I am not, but that’s not all that uncommon this time of year. I have a lot of excuses for that, most of them no one cares about. I have managed to spread…

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Local Hunter Reads Headline, Waits to React Before Learning More.

By Tim Biebel | August 26, 2019 |
Hunting Vermont Rifle

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2019Media Contact: Windsor County, VT – In what some would call a shocking move, local hunter, Tim Biebel, recently read a news headline but before reacting he decided to read the article as well. “I’ve really grown accustomed to just reading headlines and then skipping straight to the comment…

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Summer Hunting Doldrums

By Tim Biebel | June 28, 2019 |
Trail Camera, Vermont

It happens every year about this time. The hunting doldrums have set in – a true period or state of inactivity, stagnation, or depression, at least in terms of my hunting activity. Turkey season was a complete bust. I made it out three times, talked to a couple of birds and then couldn’t find the gumption to get out of bed to hunt them.

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2019 Vermont Turkey Season: Irritating Birds

By Tim Biebel | May 7, 2019 |
Tom Turkey, Vermont

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m an inexperienced turkey hunter, and you’d agree if you spent any time hunting with me. The 2019 Vermont turkey season got off to a soggy start, so I spent my time working instead. I sat out the Wednesday opener and likewise on Thursday. Turkey hunting is fun, but I’m not to the point where I enjoy it so much that the thought of sitting in a downpour gets me out of bed at 3:30 in the morning. Perhaps someday I will reach that level of turkey hunting addiction. That day has not yet arrived.

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