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Monday, August 24, 2009

Shaping up to be a busy fall

Photo Credit Svadilfari
I am starting to get really excited about this coming fall. I already have a two day fishing trip set up and a tentative one day small game trip.

If all goes as planned I will be heading up to the north shore area of Lake Superior. I am leaving the Saturday fallowing Memorial weekend for some trout fishing with my Father-in-law George & Brother-in-law Gary. I can’t wait; I haven’t been trout fishing since I lived in Idaho in over ten years. I know they have been doing this for a few years now, but I’m not sure how many. I was going to go last year, but, Wyatt was due to be born around that time.

I am also going to go small game hunting with my buddy Luke. I believe we are going to go mostly for ruffed grouse. I haven’t been out small game hunting since the fall of 2007 again because of the birth of my son. So this will be Daffy’s first official bird hunt. I hope the training I gave her last summer stuck. I guess I’ll find our around the 19th. Maybe I should give her a little refresher in the next couple of weeks. I’m getting butterflies in my stomach just writing about this stuff.

From what I have been reading lately it seems like we are going to have some luck on this hunt. The drum counts were way up this spring. Also when Luke and I were out turkey hunting this spring I couldn’t help but notice the grouse drumming all day long. This looks like a good time to hit up some of our old hunting grounds. We may even stop by my Grandparents house for huge lunch, and take a short nap (just like we use to do every fall). I can’t wait.

Ben G.
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4 comments:

Paul Steeve said...

I like how you're planning your Fall trips ahead of time. Mine usually come about last minute and I never seem to have everything I need for them. I might take a hint from this post and plan a few special trips now.

Ben G. said...

Paul, I never use to plan anything, but now that we have the little guy I have to plan or else I don't get to go.

Mel said...

HI Ben - Good to see you are going to get some outdoor time in. I am absolutely positive that you will enjoy them. Good to see ya' hitting the trout streams again.

Ben G. said...

Mel,

I'm getting so excited to go trout fishing again. This weekend I'm heading to the bait shop to get some gear.

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