Sunday, February 15, 2009

Black Cloud Ammo

For the last three seasons I have been using Federal Ammunition's Black Cloud shot shells for hunting waterfowl. Black Cloud uses 40% Federals flight stopper steel and 60% premium steel. It also uses federals flight control wad.

Here is a link to a video that tells about Black Cloud.

I like Black Cloud, I think that it is better than any other non-toxic load I have ever shot. I feel it is worth paying more for it, because I don't cripple as many, or have to shoot them twice just to nock them down. I have folded geese at 75 yards with it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Spring Fishing Blues

Lately I have been itching for some open water fishing. So I was looking through some pictures form last summer when I was up at Black Bear Lodge in Ontario Canada, and I came across this picture of 36" northern I caught. I know that that is not a very big northern, but it is the biggest one I have ever landed.

The day I caught this northern we fished in the morning, and caught some walleye but not many. So we went back for lunch. after lunch my partner did not want to go back out, so I went in the boat alone and met with some guys from our group about seven miles from camp. we where fishing a drop off that went from 28' to 52'. We where using night crawler harnesses set to float about a foot off the bottom. Every once and awhile we would pull up a walleye. I was back trolling and all of the sudden my line was screaming. It almost ran me out of line three times, I had to chase that fish with the boat. after about a half hour I finely was able to land the fish with one hand.

The fish wade 11 pounds, and I only had 8 pound test line and no leader. So I am proud of this fish even if it is not the biggest fish.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My effort to raise money for Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited does allot for wildlife and wetland conservation. So I feel that if you hunt ducks, geese, or just enjoy wetlands you should donate to Ducks Unlimited. Or you can take it to the next level and join DU.

click on the picture to go to my personnel fundraising page.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rabbit Hunt 2/1/09

Sunday I went hunting for rabbit hunting. We spent 3 hours hunting in 2 1/2 feet of snow. The snow was so deep that the rabbits ran away in tunnels under the snow. The one rabbit we got we stomped out a big patch of brush that was holding in up the snow. we stomped it out and and started talking about how we normally get allot of rabbits in the area we where hunting and a rabbit crawled out of the snow right in the middle of us.