Fly Fishing the West Branch of the Ausable River

FLY FISHING Fly Fishing the West Branch of the Ausable River 8 October 2017 I spent 3 days fishing the West Branch of the Ausable River this September with my cousin Scott. We stayed at the Hungry Trout Resort in Wilmington in the Adirondacks. Fishing wasn't easy as...

Deer Hunting 2015

Deer Hunting 2015   This year on my annual deer hunting week we had unusually warm weather.  Normally we would be below zero every morning but this year we only had one morning below zero with many afternoons getting above 10 C.  Although we saw a few deer...

Moose Hunting 2015

Moose Hunt 2015 We spent 3 weekends moose hunting this year in Saint-Michel des Saints, two with bow and arrow and one with rifle.  We did not have any luck.  There were at least 3 or 4 different bears that were feeding on the grassy hills on our...

Tying the Olive Grizzly dry fly pattern.

This Olive Grizzly dry fly is a pattern I created based on a pattern I found over on FlyTyingForum.com.  I modified the colors to match the material I had on hand.  The image shows the pattern in both size 12 and size 16.  I tye this with both black and chartreuse...

Snowshoeing and hunting… and the killer rabbit.

On Friday December 28 I went up to my friend Paul's chalet on Baie Ignace - Lac Taureau for a 3 day snowshoeing/hunting weekend. We arrived at the chalet Friday around 1 PM. It was sunny and -6C outside and -8C inside. After getting a fire going and the cottage...

A walk in the woods with coyotes and deer

Out for a walk yesterday and found the final resting place of a deer about 500 feet behind my parent's house. There is a bit more than 2.5 feet of snow and the deer's legs go all the way to the ground as the snow is very soft. There is a small crust about 3 inches...

Early morning sun

  Early morning sun, originally uploaded by canadian_photography. Sun starting to hit an emptied beaver pond in the early morning. Taken during my week...

Why do we never see this during hunting season

I drove up to my parents house yesterday and this female was 15 feet from my car. She just watched me then continued eating without a care in the world. Obviously deer use the same calendar as we do.... You know the one that tells us when hunting season is and...

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