Scoutin’ in the Dark

By Tim Biebel | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Scouting for Deer, Deer Season, Trail Cameras, Vermont, New Hampshire

There was a time in my life when I swore I’d never have to dust off my golf clubs each time I used them, miss a Sunday afternoon nap, or scout for deer in the dark. And then the other day I realized I’d done all three in the past week! Scouting for deer in…

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Local Hunter is a Terrible Shot

By Tim Biebel | September 10, 2018 | 5 Comments
Local Hunter is a Terrible Shot 1

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2017 Media Contact: Windsor County, VT – Last Friday, local hunter, Tim Biebel, went 0 for 6 while squirrel hunting with his son, Sam. Biebel blames his equipment for the poor performance. Just before the hunt he had chosen to swap his trusty single shot .410 shotgun for a…

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Squirrel Hunting & The Difference Between Seeing and Noticing

By Tim Biebel | September 6, 2018 | 1 Comment
Squirrel Hunting & The Difference Between Seeing and Noticing 2

Another summer has come and gone and with it the satisfaction of checking off some summer goals and the disappointment of not checking off some others. My summer was as busy as I can ever recall. Work has sucked up a lot of my time, eleven-month-old Oliver has put a serious dent in my blog…

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The Biggest Threat Facing Hunting Today

By Tim Biebel | June 28, 2018 | 2 Comments
The Biggest Threat Facing Hunting Today 3

Just what is the biggest threat that hunting faces today? Is it shrinking participation numbers or accessible land to hunt? Maybe it’s anti-hunters? It must be Social Media, right? Is it Chronic Wasting Disease? I know, it’s climate change! Maybe it’s a combination of many different things, or maybe it all funnels back to one…

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Late Season Vermont Turkey

By Tim Biebel | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
Vermont Turkey

“It can be a challenge to get out of bed so early, but I never regret it once I’m out here,” I whispered to Brett as we hiked up a Vermont ridgeline with daylight just starting to crack over the distant hills to the east. There is just something about the beauty of a warm…

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10 Reasons You Should Allow Your Hunting Partners the Privilege of Field Dressing and Dragging Out Your Deer

By Tim Biebel | May 24, 2018 | 2 Comments
New Hampshire Archery Buck

Good, solid hunting mentors like I had growing up are in serious demand these days. Without them, kids are content to sit inside, warm and dry with their faces glued to electronic devices. I never had that opportunity because electronic devices didn’t exist yet. I was forced to play outside. The out of doors, as…

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My First Turkey!

By Tim Biebel | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Vermont Turkey

I still consider myself to be a newbie when it comes to turkey hunting, but I do think I’m starting to grasp the general strategy. Find the birds, figure out how to get close to them, and then shoot one. Two years ago, I tried spring turkey hunting for the first time and on my…

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Don’t Trust a Storyteller

By Tim Biebel | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hunting stories have been told since the dawn of time. Some are told for the purpose of handing down family tradition. In a dimly lit cave, Thak used cave paintings of hunting expeditions to explain the family lineage to his son, Grog. Today, most stories are told purely for entertainment, though plenty are still told…

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Hunting Topics You Suggested I Write About

By Tim Biebel | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tim Signed Trail Camera Selfie

Stonewalled by my intellectual inabilities, I reached out to followers of The 4 Pointer on Facebook for ideas to write about. As a disincentive to participate, I offered a signed copy of a trail camera selfie of yours truly as a prize for the idea that kick started my brain. The first few comments had…

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Local Hunter Disagrees with Wife Over Need for Taxidermy

By Tim Biebel | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Local Hunter

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2018Media Contact: Windsor County, VT – Recently, local hunter Tim Biebel was reported to have engaged in a spirited discussion over taxidermy bills with his lovely wife. Biebel, having refrained from spending any amount of money on taxidermy since united in holy matrimony almost thirteen years ago, finally decided…

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