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Another Florida Bear Attack!

January 11th, 2018

A Florida man says hes lucky to be alive after he was viciously attacked by a black bear while walking his dog. Andrew Meunierwas standing outside of his Naples apartment complex Wednesday night when a bear suddenly appeared and lunged at him, slashing his face and torso. “This is the first documented injury from a […]

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Start early to grow your own gourmet onions from seed

January 11th, 2018

Onions are a staple in our kitchen and I’m guessing are in yours too. While homegrown vegetables are always the best, it’s especially true with onions. Those little onion bulbs, called sets, that you find in the garden center were grown last year from an onion variety selected for good storage characteristics, not flavor. I … Continue reading Start early to grow your own gourmet onions from seed

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Pants On Fire

January 10th, 2018

via GIPHY Trump is liar. It isnt that he is just a liar. He is a liar of historic proportions. The NYT has a complete list and a couple of charts comparing Trump’s lies (repeats excluded) and Obama’s lies.   In our political system, public officials normally pay a price for lying. That’s because a […]

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BB Fishing; the Double XL Ice Reel

January 10th, 2018

That iconic ice fishing reel made famous here in Michigan gets a “sizable” upgrade with the introduction of the BB Fishing ice reel. I sat down with owner Bronson Burch from Manitou Beach, Michigan…that’s Devil’s Lake south of Brooklyn where … Continue reading

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Irrational Risk

January 05th, 2018

via GIPHY There is some good research out that suggests that power actually causes physical changes to the brain. Those who feel that they are in a powerful position lose their ability to experience empathy. The result is that they become more willing to take risk because they dont consider how these risks may potentially […]

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Man Cave Reborn!

January 02nd, 2018

This past spring our sump pump messed up and during an May record rainstorm our basement flooded. That is where my “man cave” was located, and where most of the damage was. The walls were insulated, with a layer of dry wall next, and then some very expensive wood paneling! Couches, love seat, lazy boy, […]

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When the Levee Breaks

December 30th, 2017

With appropriate attribution to Led Zepplin, we find ourselves less than a year from the 2018 elections in a moment when it appears that there is a Democratic wave election building. First lets look at the evidence. Then lets speculate on why. Harry Enten of the FiveThirtyEight blog printed an excellent analysis of where the […]

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Nows the Time to Enjoy Falls Harvest!

December 30th, 2017

Now is the time to sit back and enjoy the “fruits” of the harvest over these last several months. Two deer in the freezer would seem like a lot of good quality meat for the winter, but so many of my friends and family enjoy venison it goes pretty fast. Over the holidays is always […]

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Remember to collect Christmas wreath materials in season next year

December 28th, 2017

It’s a lot of fun seeing all of the different kinds of Christmas decoration folks have put together out of natural materials. Wreaths have evolved way past just a simple circle of evergreen boughs with a red ribbon tied to it, although you still see plenty of those. As gardeners we have the opportunity to … Continue reading Remember to collect Christmas wreath materials in season next year

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Snow on the Ground and Still Lots of Deer to be Found!

December 23rd, 2017

This past week I took the 3-1/2 hour drive to my place in Luzerne as the 4″ of snow on the ground beckoned me to come on up! I love hunting with snow on the ground. Earlier I had taken a really nice 7 pointer, so there wasn’t any real pressure to “shoot” another deer, […]

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My Twist on The Michigan Rig

December 22nd, 2017

Anglers in Michigan have been adding a small dry fly to their ice line set-ups for decades. It consists of either a lead or tungsten jig at the bottom of your line and about 12 inches above that, the fly. … Continue reading

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Scott and Tom Calloway Score Big on Southern County Bucks!

December 17th, 2017

My good friend Tom Calloway recently retired from his pharmacist job, and has he made good use of his time! Tom has been able to spend a little more time on his Hillsdale County 20 acres and its paid off for him, and his son Scott! Twenty acres is not what most invision as a […]

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San Diego Continued

December 12th, 2017

As most people know California has been fighting some of the worst fires in the states history! The Los Angeles area has been hit hardest, but 5 days into our San Diego visit a brush fire broke out about 35 miles north of the city. It quickly grew from 40 acres to several thousand as […]

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The Great Tungsten Ice Jig Debate

December 12th, 2017

First off, that is a waste of time, call this a size guide and when to fish them. Secondly, not a word about the heater in the corner, it was cold that winter Thirdly is actually a word and … Continue reading

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San Diego Trip

December 10th, 2017

We just returned home from 10 days in San Diego California. We went to be of some help as our daughter-in-law Heather, son Micah, and grandson Jeremiah as his little sister came into the world. We were all hoping that Heather would be close to her “due date” so we could help with the needs […]

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Tightline, Free Fall, Spinning or Schooley?

December 08th, 2017

This seems to be the big debate the last few years in the ice fishing world, so this is my take on it. As far as spinning reels, love my Daiwa’s but when it comes to fishing for panfish through … Continue reading

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Repeal Day, Monroe and Prohibition

December 05th, 2017

A state convention gathered in Utah on this date in 1933 to ratify the 21st Amendment. A three quarter majority was needed to make it official and Utah became the 36th state to do so. Making December 5 the official day the 21st Amendment was ratified. Now this date will be known as Repeal Day. […]

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Above The Law

December 05th, 2017

On May 1, 1977 David Frost had the interview of his career. This was three years after Nixon resigned. Nixon was working on his memoirs and his publicist believed that these interviews would boost his popularity. Frost was able to get Nixon to admit that he DID cover up the Watergate burglary but that it […]

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Use old camera as light meter for plants

December 04th, 2017

If you are like me, you find it hard to toss or give away any of your really good stuff, even if it is obsolete. I still have my old SLR film camera, a Pentax K1000 that I bought way back when. It was one of the first things that I splurged on during my … Continue reading Use old camera as light meter for plants

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Greasing Your Ice Reels..

November 30th, 2017

….DON’T DO IT! I had a customer ask me at our local outdoors type store, what was the best grease to use with his spinning ice fishing reels. I told him none of course. If your reels are dedicated to … Continue reading

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