Category: Hunting/Fishing

Bad Casting

By , July 14, 2017

I’ve often asserted that this blog may offer more advice on what not to do on a homestead than what to do. Case in point: flubbing a fishing cast badly enough to destroy the lure.

I love my Buzzbomb® lures. They reliably attract fish. I have to treat them carefully, though, as they’re fairly fragile (see A Fish Dinner on the Homestead). The lead diamond doesn’t take kindly to rough treatment, like a bad cast on the rocks.

Broken lure

This one will not fish again (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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The Obligation to Bear Arms

By , September 22, 2016

Our rights, responsibilities, obligations and privileges have been hot topics across the nation lately. This last week, though, what weighs most heavily on my shoulders is the obligation to bear arms.

The annual Tier II Subsistence Moose Hunt started September 15th and could run as late as October 7th. I drew a permit this year, so once again, I’m trying to figure out what to do about it.

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