Monday, July 30, 2007

Time to Consider

As the summer months swiftly pass -- my mind wanders again to past hunting experiences. What can I draw from them to make each new season produce evident success? I don't know about you but I find myself reading and looking for other people's point of view; what may or may not have worked for them. Some names /websites come to mind when looking for information and supplies. The wish list as it were... P.K. Jacobson for deer hunting at He published an interview DVD with Cabela's in April of this year. Helping to expose all the items needed to make our outdoor life a little more enjoyable; available both in their retail establishment and online. Another deer hunting research source can be found here -- "Discover the breakthrough hunting system guaranteed to increase your trophy buck harvests regardless of your level of hunting knowledge!" Click Here! Then there are the the guys over at that bring together some personal, first hand experiences. Some good reading and links to help locate everything you would want to camp and hunt. Even have an Iowa connection there from what I understand. ; ) Are you looking for a buck that everybody would envy? Maybe you should check out the "Deerseeker", written by Cory German. To find out more about how this young man can help you reach your goal check it out... Here! Turning the focus back to my personal desire to become a better hunter- continues to lead me to examine the possibility of adding a hunting companion. Not the two legged kind in this instance... I have been looking into the English Springer Spaniel and Weimaraner breeds for having more success with my desire to bring home the Pheasant. Really have found some great information on websites of breeder/trainers here in Iowa. Just one site that I will share with you at the moment is A local source of Labrador puppies and trained bird dogs in central Iowa. Take a look... Being in the field with a dog would be a whole new aspect for me. How about you? Tell me what you think. The positive and negatives of how it has affected your outcomes.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Bambi and a Half

A month ago I reported seeing a new fawn not many days old at first sighting.
July 4th , I was able to catch two little deer sauntering around with their mom in and around the front yard.
They had been enjoying a nibble at the honeysuckle shrub when I first decided to try to get their picture. Wouldn't you know it...I didn't move fast enough and my camera didn't want to take pictures when it was finally in position. You got it ! The first attempt at photographer was not a success. Patience my dear woman, P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E ....
It wan't very long of a wait for them to begin grazing on the grass in the front yard after making a full circle through the pasture, into the timber, and then to the front yard.
Certainly, they have found their way around. Loving the corn that is now tasseling and silking out. My the damage they can do. Lots of nitrogen though. Just what they are looking for in these summer months to feed babies , as well as bulk up for the fall and winter seasons.
No new squirrel babies to report yet.
Raccoon babies were seen one twilight trailing behind their mother. What a crew. No wonder ground dwelling birds sometimes have a hard time getting established since the eggs become food if not well hidden.
Goodness how this year is passing so quickly. Won't be to long until we start looking for the hunting licenses to try our hand once more at putting food into the freezer.
Until next month enjoy this weather. Get out the fishing pole, go on a picnic, sit in the shade, or on the front porch and watch the sunset. ; ) Take some time to watch nature going on around you. Have Fun !