Hunting Stories

Ticks… Nature’s Asshole

Posted by New England Hunter

With only two weeks left to fill my last spring turkey tag, I was spending a lot of time in the woods. On top of that I was spending a lot of time taking the dogs out and doing a little training. Living in this part of the country I have become so accustomed to finding ticks on myself and my dogs that I would simply give them a flick if they were not attached or just pinch them off it I found them attached. I had heard about Lyme disease but never really took any serious consideration about getting it. I am constantly checking myself and my dogs. I was told once that a tick needs to be attached for 24 hours in order to transmit Lyme disease. Since I never really found any ticks attached to me I didn’t think much about it. Both my dogs have the vaccine for Lyme, I however, do not…

Full day or Half day Turkey Hunting?

Posted by Northeast Archers

 Half day or Full day turkey hunting?

Last year Pennsylvania went to full day turkey hunting for the last half of their season. New York is now debating the issue. New Jersey and Massachusetts (states I hunt) hunt only half days.

Remembering Where It All Started

Posted by Northeast Archers

Me at age 14.

My nephew, John, had a grin spread across his face that was reminiscent of a jack-o-lantern. You see, my nephew is missing a tooth in a very conspicuous spot, which gives him quite the snaggletooth grin. He tries not to smile too much these days, I think because he’s embarrassed that he has a gap that is so easily spotted. But the other day was impossible for him to hide it.