Category Archives: Bird hunting

Veterans, House in the Woods, and a Camp on a Lake

Partridge, ruffed grouse

About six years ago George and Terry Gallagher drove to Lee and knocked on a door. That knock helped improve many lives. The Gallaghers were looking for someone to share their beautiful camp on Upper Sysladobsis (Dobsis) lake in Lakeville Plantation. They were specifically hoping to open their camp and hearts to veterans. At House […]

Turkey season opens Monday and I won’t be hunting here

Eastern Wild Turkey (hen)

We’ve been scouting turkeys for more than a week now and haven’t found anything close to home to pursue when the season opens Monday morning. We’ve seen two lone hens, always in the same spot so they’re most likely on nests, jakes and a tom. The jakes and tom are in an area we can’t […]

There’s still time to pick mushrooms

chicken of the woods 2

Summer is over but there’s still time to pick mushrooms. I’ve been picking a few boletes, goatsbeards and new to me, chicken of the woods. The nice stretch of weather has helped up my annual take. The first frost usually happens the first or second week of September out here but here we are in […]

Our Second Generation of Women Hunters

What a great day we had. I’m still thinking about it two weeks later. My 19 year old daughter Taylor, a wildlife biology and biology major in college, was home for Thanksgiving break. Taylor completed the hunter safety course in October, scoring a 100% on her exam, and purchased her hunting license. During Thanksgiving break, […]

Why Do You Hunt?

Why do you hunt? It’s a question I’m often asked. I sometimes give a well rehearsed, detailed explanation of why I hunt. Other times, when I know there’s nothing “right” I can say to the person asking, I give a brief answer. I’d rather not get into a heated discussion about hunting but will if […]