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Nov 24, 2012
Here's the whitetail update, 1 gentleman shot on Tuesday am at a nice buck but it was a tough shot and he didn't get it. The same guy shot that afternoon and hit a big buck which we tracked for 2 days but didn't recover. Today, a different guy shot at a BIG buck, but it didn't work out, sometimes the bucks win and sometimes the hunters do. He fired 3 times but all he got was a story. Blackpowder season starts Monday and we are thinking snow, we may get an inch of so tonight or tomorrow. The bucks are still moving so that's good, and all the coyote hunting increase is showing improvement in the deer herd. This year, we let 7 killable bucks go, insuring next season to be as good as this one. I've tagged twice as many deer so far this year as I had in the last 2 years together.
My oven still isn't back to normal, but I have learned how to use it without complaint. Wyatt is still trapping and learning how to skin and flesh hides. He is going with a friend tomorrow to learn how to trap beaver. He didn't do much deer hunting this year.
Snowshoe sales are on the increase already, and I have a new and improved line of mini snowshoe swags for this season. They are laced with brown suede this year instead of using caning. You can see and order them on www.mgsnowshoes.com. We are implementing our brand new snowshoe harness cutting machine, and we are in the process of creating a brand new website. I would love your ideas on creating a snowshoe app for smartphones, ipods, etc., and a new logo, maybe something that includes a Maine Guide patch.
Nobody has guessed correctly on Bob's nickname for me, we had one person get close but no cigar. I'll add a snowshoe swag to the lodging package for the right answer:)
Nov 14, 2012
3 bucks on Monday and 1 on Tuesday! Nothing today, lets hope for tomorrow. We have a great group in camp, lots of men who haven't been here before, and quite a few who have. Our favorite part of owning this place is the people, having good friends come to visit.
Wyatt has trapped 2 pine martin since the fisher, he's pretty excited. He still is hoping for a mink and an ermine.
Nov 6, 2012
Andrew got an 8 pt buck, 175 lbs today, CONGRATULATIONS! I will post a picture tomorrow. It has been cold, and quite breezy, only 20 degrees right now. Still don't have a stove, thank God for the guest house kitchen.
Still no winners in the "How Well Do You Know Us Contest": what is Bob's nickname for me?
Nov 5, 2012
First day of the second week of deer season. No hits last week, and nobody's back yet today. They saw some nice deer last week so that is always good. I tagged one buck for a neighbor, he noted how it stunk and said it had started the rut already. It was warm here last week, and then we had the storm. This week it has turned cold, snowing today, and looks the same for the week with some snow showers Thursday and Friday.
His second day of checking his traps, Wyatt caught a fisher in the live trap this morning! He is pretty excited, says every night is like Christmas Eve, can't wait to get up in the am to see if he got anything. To me, he actualy seems way more excited than Christmas. He sure has had an amazing year with the birds, ducks, turkey, now trapping.
I am still without a stove, oven, and clothes dryer, it will hopefully be fixed Wednesday. It's been tough, but I always have said you can get anything done if you get up early enough in the morning.
Menu tonight for dinner: Beef Tender Tips in Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrot Coins, Hot biscuits, Lemon Meringue, Mincemeat, and Boston Cream Pies.
Nov 1, 2012
It's a season for Wyatt, that's for sure! First duck and first turkey in the same week! Thank you David and Dennis for taking him hunting, you are both very special!
Ok, well, many of you remember that back during hare season in March (the busiest time of the year for me), my stove/oven had problems and I couldn't use it, and at the same time the blower on my pellet stove was broken. I got them both fixed before the end of March and was back in business. You won't believe it, but now, at the beginning of deer season my stove/oven is not usable at all, and my pellet stove ignitor is bad! I am cooking meals for 12 of us on a coleman stove, and the oven in the guest house. I'm telling you, I should write a book!
"HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW US?" CONTEST FOR NON-FAMILY MEMBERS: Whomever can email me with what you think Bob's nickname for me is, can win one free night in a cabin! All correct answers will be put in a drawing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahh, the taste of summer in Maine!
October 1, 2012
Wyatt harvested his first grouse of the season today! He had some trouble cleaning it, but he got through it with some help. He, Bob, and our nephews Logan and Mitchell, are taking the Trappers Education Course. Wyatt can't wait to trap a local critter, he's been making traps since he was a little more than 1 year old. He would systematically twisty tie my cookie cooling racks together to make a trap, and he tried to catch our cat in it time after time, without success.
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