Thursday, December 5, 2013
Today (Black Friday) after getting together with the family for a late thanksgiving meal my family and I eased over to fleet farm to check out an early Christmas present. And within Half an hour we walked out with this brand new Stoeger M3000 12 gauge. I've wanted a upgrade from the 20 gauge I have for a while and this lower end gun (lower price for a semi auto) with good reviews was perfect since I don't do a lot of shotgun hunting but would like to do it more often.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Today I volunteered for a praire reconstruction project in which we collected and spread seeds on the same praire. The praire was super hilly and with rock outcrops and small bunches of trees it was absolutely beautiful. I was lucky to have my aunt with me most of the time and I had fun and learned a ton of things about the plants and the prairie itself.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
While hunting last weekend it was hard to imagine that I would see twice as many grouse from the stand than deer. But with no deer movement in mid October I was kept busy with all sorts of animals such as porcupines, foxes, grouse, squirrels, weasels, owls, and the occasional whitetail. Since if wasn't seeing many deer I decided to take a shot at a grouse and as you can see, I missed by millimeters.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
This weekend I went fishing on my boat with my friend and brother. Unfortunately they did not catch a thing but I managed to catch a small northern and this 30 inch one as well! (below)
Also while throwing daredevils I snagged this beautifully colored carp by the dorsal fin. When you don't hook them in the mouth there's not much to stop them from swimming full speed away from the boat so it put up quite the fight.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Trail camera pictures are one of the best confidence boosters that you can have. When its 0 degrees outside and the wind is blowing 25 Mph one of the only things keeping me out in the stand is the fact that I have consistent daylight pictures of deer in the area. It also helps if a couple of those pictures are of big mature bucks.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
It was a fun first weekend of bow season but didnt see very many deer. The only deer I saw was walking directly In front of my stand, but as I started to draw back, a fat raccoon waddled over and scared it away.
Monday, September 9, 2013
This weekend was my first time dove hunting and it couldn't have been a greater success! I went to a property with a couple friends and while they were more seasoned hunters than I am, I managed to get a few of the 19 birds that night. The doves come flying over the trees at 30-60 mph straight into the decoys, sometimes a flock of ten will come at one time. Between my less than perfect shooting percentage (12% of about 35 shots) and the fast moving birds these birds could challenge any new hunter. And they taste great too!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Walleye fishing on Leech lake was pretty successful this weekend, with a couple keepers and a lot of them that weren't withing the slot limits. We also caught a lot of Northerns and this unexpected Musky! The Musky was measured at 34 inches and was estimated to weigh 20-25 pounds. It was my second musky of my life, the first being in 2008.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
This weekend we were up at a cabin and decided to bring the boat along to try and get the 25 hp Johnson motor going and do some work on the trailer. My dad and
I had rewired the trailer recently and the trailer is road ready again!
This is the trailer with the new rollers down the middle. They were definitely not meant to be changed very easily.
After only a couple of pulls the motor started up like new! and we had no problems with it all weekend.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
|Surprised to see this buck still hanging around. And I believe the picture below is also of him but without his antlers. Maybe I can find them laying around somewhere.|
|This deer has been seen a couple times around the house but this is the first picture of her we have. She seems to still be doing fine.|