Hellgrammites are ugly and mean, but superb bait
Unless you live under a rock, like a hellgrammite, and you are a fisherman, you have heard of this insect and know of its importance in the fishing world. If you fish a river in North America, especially for smallmouth bass, or maybe trout, you know what an important bait this denizen of the underwater world is.
Turkeys are getting last laugh
Being the head of a household is hard enough, but having every occupant of the house thinking you’re nuts makes things even harder.
‘Cur dog’ brings out the best in problem kid
“Hey boy, that there is a Cur dog,” Raymond Taylor said when they stepped into his shed. Under the workbench, on a pile of old rags and newspapers lay a canine visitor he had never seen before. It was a little female and she slowly got to her feet and took two steps from under the bench. She looked up at them, but with head down like she had been caught doing something wrong.
Brown-headed cowbirds are lousy parents
When I walked to my office this morning, I noticed a female brown-headed cowbird perched high atop the tallest tree in the yard. For 10 minutes she surveyed the surrounding area. With binoculars, I could tell she was scanning in every direction. She was looking for her next victim.
Shady archery team set to shoot in world championships
John Judy has been shooting a bow for 32 years, and even he didn’t see this coming.
Loading up for one final push
So by now you think that you are getting a little tired. The spring gobbler season has been in for 17 days, and you are actually thinking about quitting. So what if you fell asleep at work for the third time this week and then you pulled into your driveway and couldn’t remember where you were? Now, my turkey huntin’ brother, I am going to be a little hard on you, but this is for your own good. You have only hunted seven days since the season opened, and you are ready to sleep in and then get up and watch Dr. Phil? Shame, shame.
Sunday hunting could be set for change
As of today, there are 14 counties open for Sunday hunting on private lands in West Virginia. The counties are Boone, Brooke, Clay, Hancock, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Marshall, Mingo, Ohio, Wayne, Wetzel and Wyoming counties. Hunters must have written permission of the landowner, and hunting is prohibited on any Sunday preceding the Monday opening of a big game season (deer, bear, turkey or boar).
A strutting, gobbling spring gobbler
Hunting, no matter what game species you’re after, usually comes down to being in the right place at the right time.
Nesting birds are establishing their territory
Almost overnight the old field below the house has greened up, and birds have set up nesting territories. Bluebirds were the first to lay eggs because the nest box protects the eggs from the elements. Within just a few weeks, however, field sparrows, indigo buntings, white-eyed vireos, and cardinals have also established territories.
Turkeys, coffee and sleep deprivation
Do you really think that having eight hours of sleep every night is necessary? Don’t you figure some scientist somewhere doing a study tells us this because it sounds good and maybe he is working on the side for Mattress Company? Yeah, that’s what I thought too. The people telling us this are definitely not turkey hunters.
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