Posts Tagged ‘Hunting’

Summer Hunting Doldrums

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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5 Hours with a Forester

Forester, Vermont

“I have $100, do I have $110?” the auctioneer hollered from the podium at a recent benefit auction I attended. I raised my number once again. It’s not every day you have a chance to bid on five hours with a forester.“I see $110, how about $120?”The guy behind me proved to be a worthy opponent. I wondered if he knew he was bidding against a guy that doesn’t own any land to speak of. My wife hid her head. Everyone at my table wondered what I was doing. “Are you guys thinking of buying some land?” a friend asked.

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Dropped: Project Vermont

Dropped, Project Alaska

January is a particularly awful month, followed closely by February and then March. To make it worse this year, my wife has convinced me to join her in this crazy food diet called the Whole30. As near as I can tell, it’s a cleansing diet plan designed by people who enjoy banging their head against the wall and somehow have a unique ability to convince others to do the same all while telling them it’s beneficial in the end. The rules are simple – if you walk into a store looking for something to eat because you’re hungry, you might as well turn around and leave if they don’t sell meat (without additives), almonds, avocados, or bottles of water.Last week, I found myself staring out the window wondering if I’d ever see the sun again when I got the idea to pop my copy of Dropped: Project Alaska in the DVD player to pass the time and help me forget about the rumble in my stomach.

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Dave’s Stand.

Tree Stand, Ladder Stand

His stand sat empty all year, perhaps as a fitting reminder of his passing, but mostly because there were no deer travelling by it. Sometimes I can be a dumb hunter – going back to the same place over and over because it used to be good – but this year I figured out fairly…

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87 Obvious Ways to Improve Vermont’s Deer Herd.

Vermont Spike Horn Deer

Vermont deer hunters are an easy bunch to please. Anyone who has lived and hunted in Vermont for a period of time has probably picked up on that, especially at the end of any particular deer season. Yet despite the many great memories made during the season, hunters are constantly trying to improve the sport…

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