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Minnesota Poaching Ring Busted!

March 22nd, 2017

A two-year investigation by Minnesota DNR conservation officers has resulted in two men facing charges for illegal trapping activities, in what is likely the largest poaching case of its kind in state history. The Duluth News Tribune reports that the men Douglas Anthony Marana, 70, and Roderick Robert Kottom, 68, both of Chisholm, in […]

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Big Lie Everyone Will Be Covered

March 22nd, 2017

  President Trump rode a populist wave into the White House. He was embraced by those who felt that both parties and were ignoring their pain. He promised to pay attention to their problems and get government working again for them. He promised healthcare insurance for everyone that would cover more and cost less. He […]

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Is There A Jaguar In Your Future And I dont mean The Car?

March 21st, 2017

CConservationists are making another push to get federal wildlife officials to devote more resources to the re-establishment of wild jaguars in the U.S. Only three jaguars have been seen in recent years, but conservationists like Rob Peters, a senior representative for Defenders of Wildlife, believe they can call the United States home again with a […]

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Local Deer Get Through Winter In Good Shape!

March 21st, 2017

I was on the way home from my grand daughters birthday party when I saw these five deer moving from the woods in search of something to eat. The funny thing is, they arent but a couple hundred yards from the country subdivision I live in, and are feeding directly toward my house. The last […]

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Winter: Please Let Me Outta Here!

March 19th, 2017

Let me out of here! I feel like Ive been cooped up far too long, and yes I do need to get out of here. Winter has seemed to drag on forever, and we just received more snow in the last couple days. I love snow, and I want it in the winter, but […]

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Golfers Dont Tempt Fate Stay Away From Alligators

March 16th, 2017

Just a little warning to all my golfing friends about those alligators they run into on the golf courses while taking a reprieve from Northern Winters. Even though it is quite rare for golfers to be attacked by “gators’ on the golf course it does happen. You might want to get a close up snapshot […]

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Michigan Hunting Memories With My Dad!

March 15th, 2017

I personally have been in the fields and forest since I was old enough to carry a rabbit for my dad. My dad Norm was raised on a farm and the surrounding area was his private playground, if you will. He had an old hand me down 410 that he would rabbit and pheasant hunt […]

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Radioactive Wild Boar Running the Streets In Japan!

March 12th, 2017

AAndwe think we have a wild boar problem here in the United States? How would you like a radioactive green glowing wild boar running around your neighborhood? Well except for the “green glow” that’s exactly whats happening in Japan! Hundreds of radioactive wild boars have reportedly taken over at least two towns located within the […]

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Pheasants Forever Not In Michigan

March 11th, 2017

You might have to use a magnifying glass to see the beautiful rooster pheasant in this picture. Just about every evening he feeds along a patch of weeds across the street from my daughters house. You would think I could get a better picture than this, but hes a little camera shy. Every time I […]

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Huron Creek Golf and Country Club Revisited

March 09th, 2017

My younger brother Brad just returned from another golfing vacation to Florida. He went there after playing for three weeks in colorado! My he is loving his semi-retirement years. I cant wait for my hip to heal and I can get back in the swing of things. Five years ago I was in Florida with […]

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Native American Heritage

March 08th, 2017

In the winter time, when it’s cold and snow is on the ground, I like to work on Native American reproductions. My mother is from the far north country of Canada. Her father was Irish, but her mother was one half Native American. My mothers grandmother was a beautiful Cree Indian from Saskatchewan Canada who […]

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Bees forage on chicken feed during winter warm up

March 04th, 2017

We’re back to near normal temperatures after that stretch of unseasonably warm days in late February. Maybe you noticed last week all the honey bees that were out flying. They took advantage of the nice days to make their cleansing flights to defecate outside the hive. Bees avoid passing their digestive waste inside the hive … Continue reading Bees forage on chicken feed during winter warm up

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Sometimes It Takes More Than Looks

March 02nd, 2017

Warren G. Harding is widely regarded as the worst President ever to occupy the office. Many say he won the election because he looked like a President. This was the tail end of an era where those who LOOKED like gentlemen were assumed to possess all of qualities and capabilities associated with gentlemen. While Harding […]

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Trump and the Media

February 24th, 2017

Trumps base of support have developed a remarkable ability to take what Trump says and replace it in their minds with their own interpretation of what Trump means. This is not surprising because right-wing media have been doing this since the start of Fox News. They manipulate facts to support a larger political agenda. Ethical […]

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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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Winter cover crop update

February 10th, 2017

We’ve all heard that old expression, ” It’s like watching grass grow”. We’ll that’s kind of what this blog post is about. No, wait, that’s exactly what this post is about.Not to worry though, I’ve done all the boring work for you by watching that grass grow. So there’s no need to click away from … Continue reading Winter cover crop update

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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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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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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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