Category Archives: Critters

Do you still get opening day jitters every November?

Last Saturday, here in the State of Maine was ‘Youth Day’ for kids under 16 to hunt for deer. My 12 year-old son Will, said he was excited to go. I made arrangements for him to hunt at a local beef farmer’s land. He has over 1,500 acres of corn fields, hay fields, pastures, woodlots, […]

When bear hunting…stealth and patience is the name of the game

Follow me along as I share stories from bear camp 2017

Why is the answer always, “It’s your hunt buddy!”?

Big Bob Chandler picked me up for our bear hunt on Tucker Ridge at 930am on Sunday morning. We would be heading up past Lincoln over to Rt 6 to hunt from a blind over bait. Our Guide, John Floyd, had been sending us game cam pictures for weeks and we were excited. We talked […]

How did I wind up in a bear blind this week?

Things are heating up at bear camp up on Tucker Ridge! But that is only because my buddy Big Bob Chandler gets cold easy, and cranks the heat every night in the cabin! Our guide, John Floyd, who also has a blog with Bangor Daily News, and writes a monthly column in The Northwoods Sporting […]

After nearly a decade of owning chickens, they can still surprise me!

Since I first got chickens, sometime around 2009/10 I have had a lot of hens go broody. A broody hen, is a hen that wanders away from the normal place the other hens lay eggs, to lay eggs on her own, in hopes of hatching them. One thing has been consistent with all of them. […]

Maine State Police to escort Herrmann’s Lipizzan Stallions

Herrmann’s world famous Lipizzan Stallions will be passing through Newport Monday, August 28 with a Maine State Police escort, on their way to East Ridge Stable in Charleston.where they will be performing shows over Labor Day Weekend. The event is going to feature 4 shows. The first show will be on September 1 at 7:00 […]

Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions to come to Charleston

If you are looking for something that differs from the usual cookout, or late summer camping trip for Labor Day weekend, I have just the thing! Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions are coming to East Ridge Stable in Charleston! The event is going to feature 4 shows. The first show will be on September 1 at […]

Humans are more important than birds. Bring back DDT!

It’s spring in Maine, and my Facebook news feed is full of people reporting about the number of ticks they are already finding this year. Turkey hunters, pet owners, people doing yard work, and people just our for a stroll in the woods or overgrown areas are finding ticks on themselves, and their pets. People […]

Fooling a turkey is EASY!

Since it is turkey¬†hunting season here in Maine, I seized an opportuity to show up the turkey hunters when I saw a turkey eating last year’s corn across the street from my house. I wanted to prove just how stupid these birds really are by calling it into shooting range from my front yard. Now […]

Watch out for turtles in the road!

We were driving down Rt7 in East Newport heading for the highway onramp when I noticed a couple of dark objects on the shoulder. I hit the brakes and made a turn to go back…Sure enough. Two snapping turtles were trying to cross the road. As I pulled the van over onto the shoulder and […]