‘Bear’ with me: the Bear facts, the Bear truth, and left Bear naked

THERE’S ONE! Ugh! You are a beautiful color phase Black Bear, but I have to pass you up. It’s Saturday, it’s hot outside and I cannot process you without spoiling before I get back home tomorrow. OH WAIT! THERE’S ANOTHER ONE! Wow! You are a gorgeous color phase Black Bear, all brown and blonde. Wait…are…

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The humble Pea Mouth Chubb: To eat or not to eat? That is the question.

“I won’t eat those!” says an associate of mine. “They are garbage. Ick!” Others tell me to leave them on the ice for Eagles and Otters. Whatever I do, don’t  put them back into the lake as they are a course fish…garbage fish, too bony and too small to eat. I study the small fish…

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Story *** Two worlds now one*** Weekly Photo Challenge

I’m not a complete wimp…I did have my eyes open the majority of the trip. I’m being dramatic.  It is a freaky thing to know that you could plummet to your death multiple times on a voyage.

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I see a ‘ky-OAT-ee’

I wait what seems like forever, to have the coyotes’ vital area come into view. It does. I see the area behind the shoulder and pull the trigger. The shot rings out over the clearing. It’s done. It’s down. It lays still.

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Elk hunting and engine fires don’t mix.

The afternoon was wearing on and we were getting discouraged. We hadn’t seen any animals, let alone the ones we were hunting. The afternoon sun was bright and getting warmer by the minute. The ungulates of the forest probably already had bedded down; we probably wouldn’t see anything until the evening hunt which was 2…

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Winning the Lottery: LEH style

I won the Lotto! Boo yah! I received good news today, I won the Lotto. I was successful in the LEH draw: Limited Entry Hunting. I was fortunate enough to win a Bison Draw and a Bull Moose draw. I have been applying for Bison for years with no luck. This year, my luck has…

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