Crack of Dawn Hunt Provides Double Pleasure

Crack of Dawn Hunt Provides Double Pleasure

Oct 26, 2014

  One of the things I enjoy most about fall turkey hunting is just how ridiculously loud the flocks often become at right at daybreak. This morning’s hunt was no exception.   The outing actually began last night when my son Matt called to remind me that we both had fall turkey tags and that the weather forecast looked promising. He thought that...

Confessions of a Coot Shooter

Confessions of a Coot Shooter

Oct 22, 2014

  Enough is enough. No more denial.  No more looking over my shoulder.  Right here and right now, I’m going to come clean.  And although I’ll likely be banned from future DU banquets and other outdoor social events, I’m going to admit — Well, I’m going to admit that I shoot coots.  Sometimes I shoot lots of them.  Not only that —...

Coots are Cool

  COOTS ARE COOL Commonly referred to as ‘mud hen or mud duck‘, the American coot is neither a duck nor a hen but is actually a giant member of the rail family.   During fall, coots congregate in large rafts that contain hundreds, even thousands, of birds.  Coots obtain the majority of their food by diving to the bottom of open lakes and marshes...

October Wood Ducks Provide Lasting Memories

October Wood Ducks Provide Lasting Memories

Oct 15, 2014

  Warm in the sunshine, but cool in the shade. That’s just one of a thousand things that I like about October — my favorite month of the year.  October is the one month that nobody complains about.  For those who enjoy the outdoors, it is a time of infinite variety.  Fall fishing is at its peak, deer are becoming increasingly active, tree...

Hummingbirds – Gone But Not Forgotten

Hummingbirds – Gone But Not Forgotten

Oct 11, 2014

         If you’re one of those folks who utilize backyard hummingbird feeders, then you already know that this year’s fall migration has been a World Class, Record Book event.  On the south side of Clear Lake, for example, I’ve been installing sugar water feeders in the same place for 31 years and this year’s...