My first trip to the ice was cold. I had the itch, figured the ice was good enough (3 ¾ inch), so I ventured out on the north end of Gull Lake. I was solo, and this trip to the ice brought back memories when I did a lot of fishing by myself. All I had was my auger, and a bucket of goods. My handheld GPS was not functioning properly, so I went out there not totally full of confidence.
Going out fishing this weekend? I don't think I will either, but there will be plenty of people out there doing it. Fishing on the ice that is. I'm slowly preparing for the ice fishing season, but I'm still in pursuit of the white-tailed deer. It's a fun time to be in the woods. Sure it's cold, but it's a cool feeling to be dressed with the right gear and knowing that you have the woods to yourself. It's quiet, it's peaceful, it's beautiful and it's a great time to put some meat on the table.
The ice is coming, Christmas is just around the corner, the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show is happening right now, deer are still in season, the area trees took another beating (this time from the heavy snow) and life just keeps on keeping on. The times that we are living in right now are really interesting if you ask me!
Despite the craziness of this world, I truly believe that if we all look really close it's not really hard to find many reasons to be thankful.
Hey, let's party, that stupid pre-election crap is history! Now what are we going to do? I'm not sure what you are going to do, but I'm going to hunt, fish and love every day. Let's start with hunting! I love to hunt, and it's not just the harvest that I need, although that is a big part of it. I sat in my tree for the last couple of weeks and never touched off my release. For those of you that don't know what a release is, it's something that releases your bow string to send the arrow towards your target. Like a trigger.
I'm over here in Buffalo County, Wis., at Buffalo County Outfitters listening to my roommate snore! I wish I was sleeping, but I filled my gut beyond capacity of lasagna and other goodies and it might be a shorter than normal night by the sounds of it. We've been getting up at 3:30 a.m., hunting all day and doing it all over the next day. I've been hunting for four days in search of a 130-plus-inch whitetail. I've passed on many bucks, but nothing big enough to let fly at yet.
As the open water fishing season winds down and the deer season cranks up, I just wish the days were getting longer and not shorter. There is so much to do, and being the person I am I need as much time as possible to get things done! Yes, I guess you could use the word procrastination if you'd like.
Hi. I hope your MEA weekend has been splendid. Ours has gotten off to a pretty interesting start, that is for sure. I won't go into a lot of detail, but I will tell you that it started off with our dog playing dead. We thought she was going to be pushing up daisies and in all actuality I think she's a heck of a lot smarter than we think and just didn't want us to go away. Our plan was to go away, but that went awry too when we found out that our oldest daughter was on the no-fly list (that's a long story too).
Hi. I hope your MEA weekend has been splendid. Ours has gotten off to a pretty interesting start, that is for sure. I won't go into a lot of detail,...
Hello deer, It's that time of year again where you're the only thing we can think about. I'm wondering if you know how much we think about you. As elusive as you are and as good as your senses are, I'm pretty sure you know that we have a real obsession over you. Yeah, you too dear.