Category Archives: hunting

Commentary on hunting, the ancient art of survival and the sport of kings.

Wolves Arise In Manitoba

“”It started out just with more sightings of wolves in the area,” Green said. “Then gradually we started to realize we were losing calves.” It’s a problem that adds up in the pocketbook very quickly. Green said a steer can net … Continue reading

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Nuts For Everyone!

“Hazel nuts can be eaten raw, or roasted in the oven, at 180 C for 30 min., with oil and salt to taste. Dry roasted hazel nuts can be ground into a powder to thicken sauces or mixed with flour … Continue reading

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2016 – Mixed Results

“I was also all kinds of awesome – in ways that left you a better place.” See Dear world, I wasn’t all bad. Signed, 20162016 was a mixed bag. TLW and I finished planting an awful lot of trees on the … Continue reading

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Hares, Damned Hares, and Statistics

I love hares. I love them fried, boiled, roasted, stuffed, and even wild being fruitful and multiplying. If I had a yard full of mature trees and they visited to nibble on a few seedlings I wouldn’t mind. If I … Continue reading

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Birds And Bees

“Canada’s health regulator is planning to ban a controversial neonicotinoid pesticide, which it says has contaminated waterways and killed important aquatic insects.” See Health Canada proposes ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths See also Feds move to ban common neonicotinoid insecticide, … Continue reading

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Finally! A Buck!

We’ve been hunting many days this season and only today took a buck. It was pretty easy until the retrieval… We set up at the angle of an “L”-shaped opening with mature poplar on one side and immature poplar on … Continue reading

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Chickens Do Come Home To Roost – Closing In On MH370

“Drifters starting in the southern half of the current search area or below (dark blue, green, light blue) can be observed on and around the coast of Western Australia, with many drifting towards Tasmania. No debris has been discovered on … Continue reading

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Grousing Again

Had a nice afternoon. Took a couple of walks in the bush. Not a grouse in sight. Oh, well. We got some exercise and fellowship. Talked a bit about firearms, hunting and electric vehicles. We agreed electric cars are neat … Continue reading

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Thinking Of Buying An Electric Vehicle

“Manitoba has among the lowest electricity rates in North America, making an EV inexpensive to charge. An EV that travels 15,000 km per year would use approximately the same amount of energy every year as a typical electric water heater. … Continue reading

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The Last Charge

In the 1970s, I began to do business by mail-order with a company called AmmoMart in Ontario, Canada. They supplied powder, primers, bullets, cases, reloading tools and scopes to shooters far and wide. I’m still using bullets, powder and scopes … Continue reading

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The Day Is Done

I had a strange day. I did some of the usual puttering around when a visitor arrived early in the afternoon. We went shooting, first at a rifle-range and then at a gravel pit. I checked out a Mauser 98k … Continue reading

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Absence Of Grouse

One of the privileges of growing old here is that the province exempts us old coots from getting hunting licences for grouse. We have to follow all the other rules and carry ID showing age. Today, at sunrise, I went … Continue reading

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