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More Belle and Birds

Guess that Crop? Need some help here. Who knows what these green leaves are? Or the seeds found in this adult males crop? Spruce, fir and white cedar habitat. He was shot crossing a tote road at ninety. Heed Partridge … Continue reading

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Southern Maine is Back!

10-16-17 When you find partridge in suitable habitat, there is no reason to leave birds to find birds. After Saturday’s outing I did an extensive Google Earth search and lo and behold I have been on the other entrance road … Continue reading

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NH’s Great North Woods

10-05-17 Arrived at camp before lunch. Settled in then went hunting. Saw two road birds but nothing wearing out shoe leather. No feathers harmed. Did see a very big black bear cross the road. It was so fat it jiggled … Continue reading

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Opening Day Uplands

10-01-17 Southern NH Have been looking forward to this day and hunt since our journeys there last December. I whiffed on partridge every trip. Was joined again today for another upland opener by my forester friend Steven. I chose the … Continue reading

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August Buggin’ and Bassin’

08-05-17 August already. You can tell by the water temps and the bug count. Half a pound a trap. Last week a sea monster grabbed one of my traps. Wouldn’t let go. This week The buoy is gone. It was … Continue reading

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Berried Female Lobster

07-29-17 First berried female lobster of the summer. Look at all those eggs. Note the V notch in her flipper. Lobstermen are required by law to V notch female lobsters with eggs. 2nd flipper in from the right with the … Continue reading

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Bay Striper

07-26-17 Good evening on Great Bay. Surface water temps at Adam’s Point 68 degrees, half tide out. The stripers came out to play at dusk.  

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Home Grown

No not the green leafy substance. Orange and brown with four legs.   07-18-17 While chopping the best field of hay on the property and as the uncut grass rows got slimmer and slimmer this doe stepped out of the … Continue reading

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Mental Health

07-11-17 No work, today was a mental health day. I always feel better when I’m on the Bay. Three day check produced about twenty pounds. Usually I let the pots rest for a week but the bugs are crawling and … Continue reading

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Lobster Appreciation Day

07-08-17 Today is family, friends and landowner appreciation day. I don’t sell the bugs for money, I trade them. I saved most of last week’s catch (personal consumption got in the way). Along with today’s haul there were enough lobsters … Continue reading

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