Category Archives: outdoors

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. […]

A letter to Summer, on a hot muggy day…

Dear Summer, You suck SO bad! You can’t be happy with just heat…NO! You have to toss in humidity too! What little breeze there is just stirs the hot air around. The breeze isn’t even enough to keep the bugs away. If a person were to dare go sit in the shade during the day, […]

Are you a fan of the hot weather? NOT ME!

I was sitting in my living room around 10am thinking about how hot it must be outside. The air inside was already starting to get heavy and oppressive, despite the coolness that greeted me at 6am. Now and then I could hear a strong breeze rustling the leaves of the trees outside. So that was […]

‘Great Fiery Orb’ seen over Maine on tuesday identified

Residents all over Maine awoke on Tuesday morning to a strange and terrifying sight in the eastern sky. What is being described as a “large fiery orb” hung low in the east, and as the morning wore on it slowly climbed higher and higher as it traveled west. Many people ran for shelter in caves. […]

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 […]