2021 Hunting #2 – Lucky Doe

By Tim Biebel | October 16, 2021 |
Doe, Deer,

baffled. “There are no deer! This proves it!” In Vermont the arguments are the same but worse. I’ve got news for all of you – this is not complicated to figure out. The archery kill is down because I haven’t been hunting in a week and a half. Duh. And before that I was being super picky about what I was going to shoot. I didn’t see hardly any deer, but that has nothing to do with it.  

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2021 Hunting #1 – Locating Buck Bedding

By Tim Biebel | October 1, 2021 |
Deer, 4 Pointer

I used to consider myself an outdoor writer, or at least an aspiring one, or at least a pretending one.  Then things kinda got difficult. Cancer stole my mom, my wife and I welcomed the arrival of our third child, and COVID has made things much more challenging at work. All that to say is…

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Muzzleloader Buck!

By Tim Biebel | November 10, 2020 |
New Hampshire, Muzzleloader

It is so nice when a plan finally comes together. After what feels like 200 failed attempts in a row, my hunt this past Saturday played out just how I envisioned it every other time I headed to the stand. The older I get and the more kids I add to my proverbial quiver, the…

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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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