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Lions and Black Bears and Grizzlys Oh My!

May 22nd, 2018

A government wildlife worker who recently landed her dream job researching grizzly bears in aMontanamountain range is recovering from a bear attack that left her with a fractured skull and other serious injuries. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seasonal field assistant Amber Kornak was attacked on May 17 while working alone near a stream in […]

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You Cant Handle The Truth

May 21st, 2018

via GIPHY For those who havent been paying attention, our President is a liar. He isnt just a garden variety political liar. Or an old-time used car salesman liar. He is a liar of mammoth historically unprecedented proportions. He lies about small things (like the size of his inauguration crown). He lies about big things […]

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Bears Gone Wild Cougars Killing Mountain Bikers? Whats going On?

May 19th, 2018

Authorities say one person was killed and another injured in a cougar attack in North Bend, Washington,CBS affiliate KIRO-TVreports. The two victims were mountain biking in the area when the incident took place around 11:20 a.m. Saturday, officials said. First responders said they found the deceased victim with the cougar still standing over the body. […]

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Iris that blooms at the end of daffodil season

May 15th, 2018

Our Pumila iris, also called dwarf iris, has been putting on a colorful show for several days now. Each spring we look forward to them coming into bloom just as the daffodils are fading, weeks before other irises even think about blooming We have a hot, dry, sandy area right along our walkway that closely … Continue reading Iris that blooms at the end of daffodil season

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Almost no-till potatoes

May 15th, 2018

This year I’ve decided to try a minor experiment with my potatoes. I guess you might call it a kind of no-till planting. There are a couple of reasons I thought it might work well. First, the spot where they’re going was recently an area where some of my older chickens were penned in. I … Continue reading Almost no-till potatoes

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Bear Shot After Mauling 5 Year Old girl!

May 15th, 2018

Wildlife officers are confident the male bear they shot and killed Sunday night is the same bear that mauled a 5-year-old girl in East Orchard Mesa early that morning. The girl whose name hasn’t been released by authorities is in fair condition and St. Mary’s Medical Center staff are monitoring her wounds after […]

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Colorado Bear attack

May 13th, 2018

A 5-year-old girl was injured early Sunday morning after a bear attacked her outside her Colorado home when she went to investigate a noise in the yard, officials said. The girl, who was later reported to be in good condition, went outside around 2:30 a.m. after hearing noises in the yard in East Orchard Mesa, […]

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Saginaw Bay Walleye Clubs Spring Fling Tournament

May 07th, 2018

Once again, it was a great weekend in Bay City, Michigan for some walleye fishing thanks to the Saginaw Bay Walleye Club and their Spring Fling tourney that they hold every year. Got up there Thursday night and settled in … Continue reading

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Beer & Wine Tasting to Benefit Relay for Life

May 06th, 2018

The local Relay for Life event is less than 4 weeks away. A charity that not only raises money but also builds a community for survivors and the loved ones of them and the ones we lost. It is an event that is sometimes moving and always inspiring. One of the events that the We […]

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And the Morel of the Story is?

May 05th, 2018

Around these parts Mothers Day usually signals the start of mushroom hunting season. Mushrooms are serious business here in Michigan! Hunters protect, guard, and defend their favorite hotspots and would never turn anyone on to where they find these delicacies year after year! If you don’t have your own “hotspot” and you love eating those […]

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Two weeks behind at the end of April

May 01st, 2018

The colder than normal April has been a topic of conversation with just about everyone. Mostly I hear people complaining about it but when I talk to people who spend a lot of their leisure time outdoors, the conversation gets much more interesting. Fishermen I’ve talked to have mentioned how far behind their season is. … Continue reading Two weeks behind at the end of April

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Detroit Imbibers Warned

April 30th, 2018

One of the things I have learned about Michigan Prohibition was that the start of it was barely covered by Monroe’s paper. It’s covered in our history but not as a current event? Seems peculiar to me but that sort of thing happens a lot. I found only one article that immediately preceded the dry […]

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2018 Michigan Turkey Hunt!

April 26th, 2018

My last post was titled “Weather will play a big part in Turkey opener!” That turned out to be so very true, at least for me! I arrived at my cabin on Friday before the Monday opener. I immediately got my Dodge 1500 4×4 stuck at the entrance to my driveway where the road commision […]

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Intensive soil improvement

April 24th, 2018

A couple of posts ago I discussed a hands-off style of flower gardening that works sometimes in established gardens. In those cases the soil is usually in pretty good shape after having had plants growing in the same spot for many years.Not everyone is fortunate enough to have such a garden space. Sometimes the soil … Continue reading Intensive soil improvement

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Rattlin Hair Jigs? YES PLEASE

April 19th, 2018

Yesterday I was doing a podcast for the Mike Avery’s Outdoor Magazine for Lure Lipstick live from Jeff’s Bait and Tackle by Sterling State Park. After we taped everything, I started talking to the owner Eric about an idea I … Continue reading

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Layering Hair Jigs

April 17th, 2018

When the weather outside is frightful, which translated means after three days of east winds all the docks on the west side of Lake Erie are flooded out and as I look outside, Mother Nature has turned the landscape into … Continue reading

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This Is The End

April 15th, 2018

This was the beginning of the end for the Nixon administration. One guy, Alexander Butterfield, decided to tell the truth that Nixon taped all of his Oval Office meetings. A year later Nixon resigned. We are at that some point with the Trump administration. Though recent reports that Cohen could become a cooperative witness, does […]

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Spring planted garlic

April 15th, 2018

Garlic is normally planted in the fall. Planting at that time of the year allows the garlic bulb to be exposed to several weeks of cold temperatures which stimulates bulb production. Missing the fall date can be disappointing, it means waiting an entire year before planting a crop. If you are the type of person … Continue reading Spring planted garlic

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Weather Will Play a Big Part in Turkey Opener!

April 14th, 2018

Eight more days till turkey opener and I’m the “least” excited I’ve ever been! One of the largest Spring storms to ever hit the state of Michigan is pounding the northern woods with rain, snow, ice, and high winds! For three days this onslaught is forcast for my favorite turkey hunting grounds! I do not […]

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Anniversary de Booze

April 11th, 2018

Anniversary de Booze May 1, 2018 Dinner @ 6pm, Presentation @ 6:30pm McGeady’s Town Pub Join us May 1 for the 100th anniversary of the start of prohibition. Michigan went dry before Ohio. Alcohol from Toledo poured into Monroe giving Dixie Hwy the nickname “Avenue de Booze”. In honor of this historic night, McGeady’s Town […]

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