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Wild Hogs Apocalypse

February 22nd, 2017

Texas has a feral hog problem. The state’s agriculture commissioner said Tuesday that he has a solution: a human blood-thinner that proves especially deadly in swine. Sid Miller, the commissioner, said there is only a minimal threat to other animals. Hunters will be able to see that the substance was consumed because the fat will […]

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Ice Fishing the Fronts: When to go BIG

February 22nd, 2017

While everything is still fresh in my mind, let’s get this out there. Just got back Monday night from fishing a NAIFCice tournamenton Lake St. Helen here in Michigan. We weight in 8 crappie and eight bluegill, and for what … Continue reading

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Potholes Are Costly And Dangerous!

February 21st, 2017

Its that time of year again when Monroe County and its township personnel fix our sorry roads! They do this by applying cold patch to the gaping craters, and the broken and missing parts of each outside lane. After applying this ingenious and resilient compound they let us taxpayers tamp it down with our vehicles. […]

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A New World Record Whitetail Shot In Tennessee?

February 17th, 2017

Who would believe that this past fall a whitetail deer would be felled by a muzzleloader that would challenge the present world record non-typical. A 27 year old farm boy named Stephen Tucker will become one of the biggest celebrities in the whitetail hunting world, and no doubt a millionaire to boot! It all started […]

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Police Office Impaled By Marijuana Grow Trap

February 16th, 2017

WYOMING, MICH. The person who set up a bed of screws to protect a marijuana grow operation, seriously injuring a Wyoming police officer, might face charges if prosecutors can find a criminal statute that applies. Its harder than they thought. Existing law covering booby-traps addresses spring-loaded devices and explosives, but apparently not a bed of […]

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The Perils of Trump

February 13th, 2017

Trump has become one of the most unpopular Presidents in history in the shortest time on record. Because he lost the popular vote by such a wide margin, he didnt enter office with much support outside his party. That support is now gone. Whether Trumps approval rating will drop further depends largely on independents and […]

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2017 Spring Turkey Season Right Around The Corner

February 12th, 2017

These are some of the things I carry in my backpack when turkey hunting. Season opens herein April, and last report was winter has been a “no show” over much of the state. We got a little around the cabin last evening, but thankfully Monroe missed most of it. I put in for the first […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Wildwood Orthopaedic Hospital Sylvania Ohio!

February 10th, 2017

Sorry it has been so long since I’ve written a post, but I have a great excuse! My left hip was totally replaced less than a week ago, which has left me quite immobile! I started having hip pain about a year and a half ago after my 69 year old body attempted a 150 […]

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St. Croix Rods 2017 Winter Sale

February 09th, 2017

Latest promotion for the spring of 2017; Buy a rod, and get a free tee…and worry less!   Big discounts on ice fishing and headwear gear over on the St. Croix Rods website. Avid GlassIce Rods   Avid Jigging Rods … Continue reading

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Get With The Program

February 06th, 2017

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson and the other framers of the constitution made sure that our democracy included a free press. They understood that it was a […]

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Bygone Era Big Buck!

February 02nd, 2017

You would be surprised at what you can find in someones shed, old shop, or a garage sale! I personally am not one to hunt through someone else’s “stuff”, but my older brother Randy is! He is particularly on the lookout for old taxidermy mounts, and I would say he has hundreds of whitetail deer […]

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Winter Venison And Its Benefits!

February 01st, 2017

Not very long ago I wrote about a venison meatloaf that I had made. To me winter is prime time venison eating time! I love the taste of venison, but that is not the only reason I enjoy the bounty of nature. According to the USDAs website on nutrition, venison is one of the most […]

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Greenery color is in for 2017

January 31st, 2017

The folks who help drive popular culture have finally acknowledged what gardeners have known all along, green is the color of the year for 2017. Actually green has been the color of the year every year for gardeners. More specifically, for non-gardeners, this year the color is Pantone “Greenery 15-0343“, a very specific shade of … Continue reading Greenery color is in for 2017

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Clams Hitch Receiver Kit Install.

January 31st, 2017

…..on my new Kenai Pro Thermal Stealth shanty! My original thought was sound in my mind, at least in my mind There are times when having a hitch on the back of your shanty could possibly come in handy. … Continue reading

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Roadblocks To Building Your Own Cabin

January 30th, 2017

In late summer my future son-in-law and I had an Amish building company put up a 16 x 30 foot barn style shell on my property. All I had to do was finish it off. You know water well, water lines, plumbing, electrical, propane lines, furnace, water heater, septic, trenching and tool rentals, interior walls, […]

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Florida Burmese Python Stalked By Irula Tribesman From India!

January 26th, 2017

For years, Florida wildlife officials have struggled to tackle a growing problem in the Everglades: the invasive Burmese python, which devours the mammal population (like raccoons, opossum and rabbits) and out-competes native predators (such as alligators) in the process. The species, which is native to Southeast Asia, has been introduced over the last few decades […]

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Rapalas DT Series for Spring Walleye? Lake Erie?

January 23rd, 2017

With the 2017 ice fishing season in flux, I have been thinking towards the walleye jigging season out on Lake Erie. Last night I broke out the composition book that I write new ideas in for the lake. Will it … Continue reading

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Walleye/Ice Fishing Seminar with Fishing Michigan

January 16th, 2017

Tonight I will be heading up to Trenton to give a seminar on catching walleye through the ice at the monthly meeting of the Downriver Walleye Federation, one of the largest groups dedicated to walleye fishingin the Midwest! The seminar … Continue reading

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Make plant tags from broken window blinds

January 12th, 2017

A new winter gardening project presented itself yesterday. The frame on one of our window blinds snapped as I was pulling on the cord to open it and the whole works crashed to the floor. As it turns out, mini-blind slats make fine pot markers, you know, those small white tags that gardeners use to … Continue reading Make plant tags from broken window blinds

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Bias and Free Press

January 10th, 2017

One of the freedoms cherished by the founding fathers was a free press. They felt it was an essential part of a robust democracy. They also were not so nave as to ignore the challenges that come with unfettered publishing. The basic challenge is balancing the publics right to know with the power that a […]

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