Tag Archives: memories

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, […]

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 […]

Snow days aren’t like they used to be!

  In the winter of ’79, I was ten-years-old. If snow was forecast for a weekday, I was excited for the chance for a snow day. For me, a snowy day began around 5 am. I would race down to the kitchen to turn on the radio and listen closely to the long list of […]

Ratchet straps, cargo hooks and fence posts: Not your typical ice fishing gear

I have this buddy who claims to LOVE fishing…But apparently he doesn’t consider ice fishing to be in the same category, so after a poor night’s sleep a few years back he decided to stand me up for a planned day out on the ice…Instead, he suggested we do something more amusing…like some mid-winter yard […]

The “Mighty Hunters”…and me

Let me tell you how my son’s first deer hunt went. I want to warn you that our guide for the day, fellow blogger John Floyd, and my son William will try to tell you something different. Let me assure you that everything I am about to tell you is entirely accurate. I swear it’s […]

My son’s first hunt

October 1st was a perfect day for a boy’s first hunting trip ever. The sun was out, and it was warm. Intermittent clouds kept it from being too warm. While the start of the day was later than I would have liked, it didn’t really matter. I was going hunting. With my son. And we […]

Seriously…I hate open water fishing!

Fellow blogger and registered Maine Guide, John Floyd often posts pictures of big fish he has caught, and almost as often I comment on how I rarely even DREAM of catching fish that big! Accepting that catching a bass in the four-pound class is just not going to happen for me. Being a great guy, […]

A drunk driver got my goat(s)…

This is one of the most difficult posts I have ever had to share here. Due to a car accident that took place out at my place on Sunday May 15, 2016 I was forced to seek a new home for my 3 goats.   These goats belonged to a friend of mine, who promised a man […]

You never know when a family outing will become a lasting memory

  Last summer, I believe it was late June, we surprised out son with a scenic flight of the Bath/Brunswick area. His 10th birthday was coming up, and he had spoken before about wanting to fly in a plane, and maybe get his pilot’s someday. My wife Jen, who often finds out great deals for […]

An unlucky fisherman seeks to change his luck!

A fellow blogger had posted on his facebook page that he had been feeling a little nostalgic for brook and stream fishing. And I have to admit, his idea sounded pretty good! I hadn’t gotten much ice fishing in this past season because of crappy conditions at my favorite fishing hole. I used to fish […]