Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Originally filmed on Ernie's couch...

Geico changed the image of the person on the couch to protect Jim's fragile emotions... Thank goodness for the loving support Jim get's from the dozer pile boys!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Opening Day Waterfowl (2nd Half) 2010

24 geese
40 ducks

8 hunters

Strangely Jim wasn't there to claim geese. Perhaps he was comfortable in a sauna talking alot about hunting. ;)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays from the Grousers

apparently this photo has been circulating on the Information Superhighway lately. Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Excellence in outdoor media award for 2010

definitely hunting-related. Apparently the full-length feature film was released on December 3, 2010.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I want to hunt the ruffled grouses . . .

this excellent video comes to us via our favorite local northeast region Ruffled Grouse Society biologist. enjoy.

If the video doesn't show up in your browser, click here to watch it on xtranormal.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tagged Out

9 points
14 1/8 inside spread
very nice mass at the bases and throughout
easily my 2nd best deer to date
currently in third place in the Kuneytown Big Buck Challenge

Got a coyote earlier in the morning.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sarah Palin versus Aaron Sorkin

Don't know if you guys have been following this story, but here's the Sarah Palin clip of her taking six shots at a caribou that has sparked a lot of discussion/debate/criticism this week.

Aaron Sorkin let loose with this expletive-laden diatribe against Palin: "In Her Defense, I'm Sure the Moose had it Coming."

Now, the most fun yet: Rutgers law professor Gary Francione--he of the ultimate pro-animal rights position--writes to Sorkin saying "I Hate to Say It, but Sarah Palin is Right: A Response to Aaron Sorkin."

I haven't had this much fun since I was reading for my A-exam.

Gun hunting ban in primitive areas?

Have you guys heard about this? Kind of puts the damper on wilderness designations if it goes through.
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
801 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229
Ph. 614/888-4868 • Fax 614/888-0326
Website: www.ussportsmen.org • E-mail: info@ussportsmen.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg R. Lawson (614) 888-4868 x 214
December 10, 2010 Sharon Hayden (614) 888-4868 x 226

Forest Service to Consider Banning Gun Hunting
in Parts of Huron-Manistee National Forest

(Columbus, OH) - As a result of a recent anti-hunting court ruling, the U.S. Forest Service is starting a formal review of its Management Plan for the Huron-Manistee National Forest to consider banning hunting with firearms in some areas.
In September, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Forest Service’s regulations required that it consider banning hunting with guns on lands designated as “semi-primitive.” The Court found that the noise associated with gun hunting could harm the quality of the recreational experience of hikers, backpackers, and cross county skiers.
Just as troublesome, the Court ruled that the Forest Service was required to consider closing these areas to gun hunting in places where there is other public, non-Forest land nearby that is open to gun hunting. This could require the Forest Service to close lands currently open for gun hunting when other state or federal hunting lands are opened.
The court ruling has prompted the Forest Service to start a formal review of the Huron-Manistee Management Plan. Primarily, the review will focus on whether or not hunting with guns should be banned on the “semi-primitive” areas.
Sportsmen will be given opportunities to submit comments to the Forest Service throughout the review process.
“This court ruling is a major threat to hunting on these lands and across the country,” said Rob Sexton, USSA vice president for government affairs. “Anti-hunters will likely use this ruling to try and force the Forest Service to ban gun hunting on other Forest lands.
On October 26th, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and a coalition of nineteen other leading conservation groups sent a letter to the Forest Service requesting that it rewrite the regulations the Court used to render the anti-hunting decision.
The USSA will keep sportsmen apprised of when and where they can submit comments on this issue.
About the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.
Better start writing your Congressional reps . . . .

Local deer photo

wow. just ran across this photo in the Ithaca Journal . . . out of Hector.

from the Journal:
"The Seneca Buck

Thursday, December 09, 2010

NPR is now Nimrod Public Radio

Heated blinds!

Texting while hunting!
Girls hunting!

Cats and dogs, living together ... mass hysteria!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Man, sleepy.

taking tomorrow off. maybe the whole d*mn weekend.
Even God rested on the seventh day.
Thanks for the whisky, PW.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Newsflash--the Wild Harvest Table on the Radio

Hello fellow grousers. I may have mentioned to some of you that Mo and I are making a big push to get the Seneca Wild Harvest Table more squarely on the Cornell Cooperative Extension map. We are succeeding in incremental ways as far as the bureaucracy goes (DEC and Federal Formula Funds both look promising), but perhaps better in the "local buzz" category--check out Mo's radio interview this morning here.

What to do with a gunshy lab

I'm thinking this year we may just dress him up as a Christmas tree and put him on an extended sit-stay for the month. 


p.s. wondering if Santa Paws has brought the Pennsyltucky hunters any venison yet?