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Outdoors

  • Another fun weekend fishing

     My favorite two words: Early Deadline!

    Well, here goes. Saturday morning dawned clear and promised great weather. A little after 8 a.m. we were beginning to wonder. Then the kids, both young and old, started to show up.

    They were greeted by bouncies, minnow race trays, plastic bass casting game, available boat rides and of course fishing!

  • Kids Fishing Day has been moved to Saturday

     Our Kids Fishing Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 24. That’s this Saturday.

    The original day was a washout, literally! Then the next weekend was a scheduling conflict with the Sportsman’s Club.

    So that moved it to May 24 at the Marion County Sportsman’s Club starting at 8 a.m. and running through 2 p.m.

  • Rain washes out one tourney; another goes on

     Well guys, we got through Mother’s Day all right, except for those of you who forgot!

    For those of you who fell for a wife’s biggest lie i.e. “Don’t bother getting me anything this year,” I hope you learned your lesson!

    As for me, I took the wife out Saturday, got her a charm for her Pandora bracelet then took her to lunch on Sunday.

  • Fish, hunt and boat

     I failed to take a turkey this spring. First time in a long time that’s happened. Main problem? Allergies! Secondary problems? Birds henned up. But the real reason is ya can’t shoot ’em from a recliner.

    Friends took birds: Kelly Creed, 26-pounds, 11-inch beard, 1 3/16-inch spur. Grandsons and kids took a couple of birds each. Seems everyone took at least one bird, except me!

  • One more shot at turkeys

     Well, there’s one more weekend of turkey season left, so it’s not looking good. Course when you’re hunting from a recliner you don’t expect much.

    Seems like I’ll go out, spend a day hunting then spending several days getting over the reaction to the allergies. Much as I love the outdoors, it seems like I’m allergic to most everything out there.

    Grass, dust, and leaf mold are a few of my favorites!

  • How to be a bass fisherman

     So you want to be a bass angler! Well, first you need a boat. Not just any boat, but a bass boat. Something in the 18-foot, on the short side, to around 21-feet in length. Cost? Around $40,000 to $60,000 or, in the neighborhood of $400 per month for 15 years!

    Of course you won’t pull it very far with the family minivan, so you’ll need a truck, with a big gas guzzling V8 with lots of power and torque. Or maybe a big four-door,one-ton diesel. Of course diesel will cost more but you can’t put a price on cool!

  • Bass fishing team may be in place next year

    In late November last year, Marion County High School was given the go ahead to create a bass fishing team by the Marion County Board of Education. The 4-1 one vote in favor of the team passed on Nov. 26. 

    But, even with the board’s blessings, the team has gotten off to a slow start.

    And now, the question arises, will there be any fishing team at all?

  • Still time to get a turkey this season

     Guess I can brag on my grandson a little. Troy’s son, 6-year-old Silas, took a mature bird during Sunday of the youth season.

    He took his mature gobbler at 25 yards and it scored 64.5, 22 pounds, 10-inch beard, 1 1/8-inch spurs.

    Course Miller, Toby’s son who’s 15, took a gobbler and a coyote while hunting Saturday.

    Don’t know who was more excited, my kids or their kids!

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  • Stay healthy so you can keep hunting, fishing

     I think everything is back to as normal as it gets for me. Last week I was fishing the Puddle Jumper Tournament on Springfield Reservoir. My cell phone rang and I saw it was my daughter Traci sending me a text. She was letting me know my oldest son was being flown to Somerset after a possible heart attack.

    It didn’t take long to get off the lake, get home, unhook the boat and head to Somerset.