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Field Notes

Last Friday, it rained lightly all day.  First time in a long time that we have seen that.  Not a lot of rain and certainly not a drought breaker but maybe just enough rain...

Field Notes

As 2015 comes to a close, it seems appropriate to tie up some loose ends before proceeding into the New Year. And now would be a good time to wrap up last summer’s birdhouse summary...

Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday

It’s that time again. A time when you get to be a scientist, collect valuable data in real time, and then submit that data into a huge, international data base sponsored by a...

Field Notes

By now most deer hunters have learned that the 2014 Buck Season dropped off quite a bit from the year before. The Department of Natural Resources announced that 37,277 antler-ed deer were harvested...

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

They are coming. It won’t be long now. On the first dark, rainy, foggy night with temperatures above 45 degrees, they will appear. They will be loud, cold and maybe a little slimy. And...

Field Notes

After starting out humid and rainy and finishing dry and not all that hot, the “Dog Days” of summer are finally at an end. This annual astrological event is to be closely followed...

Field Notes

The Department of Natural Resources has released its final numbers on the 2014 deer seasons and it reflects an across the board decline in all the harvests. The antlerless take was down by 30...