Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Opening Day at Beer Camp!

Story posted at bchuntclub.blogspot.com for your reading pleasure!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Waterfowl update

The DEC waterfowl hunting website
(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28503.html) has been
updated to include:

1) a link to a pdf copy of the regulations brochure
2) a link to the HIP registration website (www.ny-hip.com)
3) lots more about Waterfowl Seasons and Information,
- Rationale for Waterfowl Hunting Seasons
(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28503.html) and
- Road Boundary Descriptions for Goose Hunting Areas

Of note... NO CANVASBACKS! 3 instead of two wood ducks.
ONLY 1 SCAUP (except during 20-day periods specified
for each zone in the season date table above, when
2 scaup may be taken daily).

Pulling the trigger on the mobile grouse camp

Hey gang,
some of you know that my solution for curing the blues over this last month or two has been to go camper shopping. Well, we found a new 2008 "last year's model" that we really liked for a good price, and we've committed to it.

This thing has four bunks on one end, and a foldout bed and 6' sofa/bed on the other. So it will sleep four grousers fairly comfortably, six if necessary.

I'm thinking mobile grouse camp in northern Maine those years we still want to hunt the Allegash but don't have access to a lodge or warden's cabin. Or base camp for an extended U.P. hunt in Michigan. May also make a useful mobile duck camp, deer camp, what have you.

By the way, my wife got her hunter education certificate this past weekend! We've got a date at the Hector Town Clerk's office tomorrow to buy her first-ever hunting license!

So I've got THAT goin' for me. Which is nice.


In the rush to get hay in, to make preparations for the hunting months, in the excitement of the
start of classes and the sounds of football practice, while the political rhetoric drones on, one can lose track of how fortunate we are...

I stumbled upon this old edition of National Geographic and immediately took interest in the geese, it is early goose season after all, and then I noticed the towers, muted, but dominant, in the background. Yes it is September, early goose season...and today is September 11th. Strength and honor.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Out with the old and in with the new!

Haven't posted in a while. Here's a pic of Phoebe with her great-Aunt Katie, who continues to hang in there. I'm hopeful that Katie will last until Maine grouse camp the week of Columbus Day. If she points one more grouse before she goes, all the better.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Early geese 9/1/2008

opener tune-up
short-sleeved waterfowl hunting
choke recollections