Field Notes

Potpourri Lots to talk about in the natural world this week, so let’s take a quick look-see at the world around us. First, an update on the cavity nesting season, which started out so well with...

Field Notes

Trapping season for furbearers opens Saturday, November 2, and outdoorsmen will head out in pursuit of most anything covered in fur. Muskrats, mink, raccoon and fox are the most common quarry, and occasionally even...

Storm Ducks

Don’t you just hate it when the weatherman is right? Take for instance, the snowstorm predicted for November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving.  They called for snow to start about 2 a.m., and truthfully it...

Field Notes

The fall 2013 bear season recently came to an end and was once again very successful. A total of 2,682 black bears were taken by hunter’s statewide - an almost identical number to last year’s...

Field Notes

Odds and ends   The summer continues to rush along toward its inevitable end.  School will start soon and homeowners will get serious about cutting firewood.  Canning and freezing of garden produce is about to get...

Field Notes

Spring has sprung. Frogs are calling, flowers are blooming and the grass is growing. Newborn livestock and wildlife will soon be appearing as the trees burst out into a new coat of...

Field Notes

It can’t be long now. A couple of days. Maybe a couple of weeks. But spring is going to break soon. The snow will melt. The skies will turn blue and...

Field Notes

The summer solstice has come and gone, and already days are slowly beginning to get shorter. We are starting the long, slow descent through the dog days of summer into the pleasant,...