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Tornado Sirens and Lake Erie Perch

August 29th, 2016

Although we go chased off the water by the tornado sirens and radio reports of a touchdown near Dundee, Michigan, we still managed to get into some perch on Sunday. Cannot express enough the importance of having a marine radio … Continue reading

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Trumps Huge Boomerang

August 27th, 2016

Boomerangs have a wonderful property. Aboriginal Australians designed them as weapons that would come back if they missed their target. That works in hunting a bird. It is counterproductive in politics. Your attacks on your opponent should not end up coming back to wound you. If this were just a one-time event in the Trump […]

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The Search for Pure Gas, Non Ethanol Fuel for All Engines

August 26th, 2016

Well it has started early this year, got my first emailfroman ice fisherman who needs carb parts for their old gas powered ice auger. Lets face it, as long as they continue to allow and increase the amount of ethanol … Continue reading

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Accidentally saving radish seeds

August 25th, 2016

Our garden is big enough for things to go unnoticed plus I’m not as tidy a gardener as I should be. This week I found a radish that had gone to seed. Somehow, one radish managed to escape being harvested with the rest of the crop. It continued to grow, flower and produce seed pods … Continue reading Accidentally saving radish seeds

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Powdery Mildew on Squash

August 25th, 2016

Growing pumpkins and squash has changed sine the early days early days of my career. Back then, pumpkins rarely had any problems whatsoever. You could just plant some seeds, keep the patch weeded and you were pretty much guaranteed a fine crop. This year demonstrates how times have changed. In addition to the squash vine … Continue reading Powdery Mildew on Squash

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Yellowstone River Closings

August 21st, 2016

(Reuters) Montana wildlife officials have closed a lengthy stretch of the Yellowstone River to all recreational activities at the height of the summer tourist season following the deaths of thousands of fish this week from a rare but virulent microbial parasite. The drastic move, announced on Friday, was aimed at preventing the parasite’s spread to […]

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There is Something Going On

August 20th, 2016

These are five of Trumps favorite words. He uses them to provide some credibility to his various flights of fancyObama is in league with ISIS, Obama is secretly undermining law enforcement, Clinton is ill, etc. What is really going on, however, is that Trump is losing this electionbadly. Its not only that he is losing, […]

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Guide Shoots Charging Grizzly!

August 19th, 2016

A guide leading a fishing expedition into the Alaskan wilderness recently used a 9-millimeter pistol to kill a large male grizzly bear that had charged to within just a few feet of his two clients. The harrowing encounter occurred in the remote Becharof Wilderness, within Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, as Phil Shoemaker was leading a […]

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Turkeys Rising!

August 16th, 2016

I have been “raising turkeys now for the past 3 months. I had 14 babies (delivered) UPS, and I also have one big tom and three hens. The tom mated with the hens and all toll they each had nest totalling thirty two eggs. You would think that I would have turkeys coming out my […]

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Men Feeding Black Bear May Pay Dearly?

August 12th, 2016

A video on social media showing two unidentified men feeding a black bear what appears to be rice cakes sparked public outrage and an investigation by wildlife officials in Canada. The incident occurred in April at the side of Highway 4 near Tofino on Vancouver Island where one of the men can be seen brazenly […]

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Michigan DNR Issues Warning About Dumping Aquarium Raised Fish Into States Waterways!

August 11th, 2016

Thisprobably would come as a shock for any angler: reeling in a red-bellied pacu, complete with human-like teeth. These fish aren’t native to Michigan but hail from South America, and they’ve been caught three times in July, probably because of pet owners who no longer can care for them,according to the state’s Department of Natural […]

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Look for squash bugs on pumpkins and squash

August 11th, 2016

The squash crop is looking pretty good so far but has had its share of problems. Earlier in the season we were worried about squash vine borers moving in. Now we have a new pest that we need to take care of, squash bugs. A few days ago I spotted a very familiar sight, squash … Continue reading Look for squash bugs on pumpkins and squash

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You Cant Just Wing It

August 08th, 2016

It wasnt all that long ago that Trump was riding high. He got the bump that he was looking for from his convention and many around the country were starting to talk about what a Trump presidency would look like. But as quickly as he rose, he fell. He couldnt allow the spotlight to shine […]

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Squash vine borer defense

August 07th, 2016

Squash vine borers are one of the most insidious insect pests in the garden. They attack many vine crops in the vegetable garden especially pumpkins, winter squash, summer squash such as zucchini yellow crook neck, and gourds. Sometimes they will infest muskmelons, watermelons and cucumbers. I’ve had many times in squash and only once in … Continue reading Squash vine borer defense

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Best way to sharpen garden hoe blade

August 07th, 2016

I’ve hoed a lot of long rows this season. Now it’s time to touch up the edge on my garden hoe. The hoe I’ve been using for more than 15 years is a Dutch made, swan-neck style. Its light-weight head combined with a curved shank makes it a pleasure to use. As an added bonus … Continue reading Best way to sharpen garden hoe blade

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Cut Road Deaths With Mountain Lions?

August 02nd, 2016

Are you afraid of sharks? What about snakes or spiders? Put those fears aside: because in the U.S. youre far more likely to be killed or injured by a deer bounding across the road. Bambi and his kind cause more 200 humans deaths each year, plus some 29,000 injuries, all because of 1.2 million […]

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Coming Soon A Wolf In Your Neighborhood!

August 01st, 2016

Interior Departmentofficials placed the welfare of wolves over public safety, neglecting to inform residents when wolves were roaming and killing cattle in New Mexico, according to a new audit. An official in charge of the Fish and Wildlife Services Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program, which was established toconserve the species, was found to be protecting […]

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So You Want To Build Your Own Cabin?

July 30th, 2016

Almost a year ago there was talk of putting up another cabin on my 10 acres in Luzerne. I already have the original cabin and another Amish built cabin we call the bunkhouse. We put that up to help with the overflow when all 24 family members show up! We are now at the point […]

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Best Piece of Perch Fishing Equipment: the Catch Counter

July 29th, 2016

I have my perch rigs all made up, the St. Croix rods with fresh line on the reel’s spools, are ready to go. My Clam insulated buckets are downstairs, fresh batteries in the bubbler. Even got the net in the … Continue reading

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Only One True North American Wolf Species?

July 28th, 2016

A new study claims that there is only one distinct species of wolf indigenous to North America, the gray wolf. The study, published Wednesday in the Science Advances journal, debunks the theory that the red wolf found in southern U.S. and the eastern wolf found in central Ontario are also distinct species living in […]

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