The last weekend before deer season opened up, found me deep in the 3.5 million acres that is called the North Maine Woods. A group of us had decided to try our hand at shooting some "big woods" birds. We ventured into the Ramsay Brook and Big Brook country just to the East of the famed Allagash River. The birds have been plentiful this year, but that day the weather was just not conducive to our hunting efforts with most of the day being filled with pouring rain. We did still manage to shoot a few of the hunkered down birds, with a group total of 9. Even though when you go hunting there is no way to control how the hunting is going to be, one thing you can control is how well you eat. The Coleman stoves cooked up some delicious beans and hotdogs. Isn't it amazing how much better food can taste when eaten off a tailgate in the middle of the woods? The battle of the day was between Mossberg and Remington, as I shoot partridge with a Remington 870 and my Father shoots a Mossberg. At the end of the day, we ended with the same number of birds so it was deemed a tie.
Trapping season is now well under way and the traps are all ready to go, so stay tuned for some upcoming fur reports!