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Old 05-21-2011, 09:24 PM
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Lyme disease is or can be nasty. That said, I preached about this in previous posts. I could write a book on this subject from things I have learned from anal retentive neighbor who has it. Recommend you go to local library and get CD entitled "Under your skin". and get the details of the disease. For example testing in Ma is not conclusive and you have to go to Ct for a specialist and wade through the system.

More later if you want, but here I am on a new computer and have not learned it as of yet.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:48 PM
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If they see the red circle, they start treatment as though the person had it. Joyce is recovering fine.
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Joyce and I are in from the land of the humping chipmonks. Finished yesterday from 27 straight mornings. It was the best season we ever had in terms of working birds, exciting moments and I would not have given up a single day.

I have been hunting for nearly 60 years and never saw what I saw Sunday. I'm walking along in some hardwoods, calling here and there, and I nearly stepped on a new born fawn deer the size of a cat. Five feet away all curled up like a puppy, it was sound asleep.
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This is the annual "Fawn Week", the time when deer fawns are most likely to be born. Inasmuch as the gestation period is 200 days, and the deer were partying hardy last November 15, if you add 200 days to that, prime birthing should be, give or take, June 3rd. Tons of Bambi-burgers!
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Cute and a picture of innocents, but I do see the dreaded death star moving into picture on the upper left. Of course the fawn died not having Mom around with the needed colostrum.
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I forget now but I think the mother was road killed and the fawn went to a rehabilatator or sumpin.
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Hunter turned Hunted. It's been incredibly hot down here in Jersey. The dog hadn't been walked in a couple of days so I took her out late yesterday afternoon. We kept to the edges of the woodline to stay in the shade. We weren't out 15 minutes when she picked up the scent (because I know fawns and such are out and about I had her on a lead to stop her from dining). I caught the movement about 5 seconds before she did but I couldn"t figure out why she was so intent on a robin? She lept into the bushes and all hell broke loose--not a robin but turkey chicks! The hen took off running, the dog took off running with me being dragged along for the ride. Well for about 10 feet anyway--that's when the hen realized she left the chicks behind. She turned in an instant and then me and the dog took off in the other direction!! She chased us down the trail for almost 50 yards. LMAO.
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Great story, Don. Today, at Bass Pro replenishing our gear from spring hunting, we met a Conservation Officer and he told us that towns in Eastern Mass that have banned hunting are complaining about wildlife degrading property. In Newton the mail men are refusing to do their routes because of the turkeys chasing them.
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The same thing has happened with the bear increase in population when they made it illegal to hunt bears with dogs and we know about the limited coyote hunting season. Now in some eastern Massachusetts towns the overpulation of deer have become a problem.

You cannot blame these critters for flouishing in the cities where the living is easy with no hunting pressure. Now a turkey you can do hand to hand combat with but not recommended with a bear or coyote. Can you picture a video on the net with a mailman punting a mother turkey, the bunnie huggers would be coming out of the woodwork.

In the news the other day was a story about a local apartment complex who's families could not let there children outside because there were two families of bears that lived near by. You got to love how our society likes to create problems.
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Joyce and I happen to live in an area inhabited by Boston converts who have moved out into the burbs. They see a hunter and they call the police about "a man with a gun". They don't believe there is anything in the woods here that can hurt them and they think bears live in the out west. They laugh at you when you tell them that 140 bears are legally shot in Massachusetts each season. They laugh at news reports of a domestic dog pulling a child down from its mother's arms.
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Those "converts" you mention have invaded all of the Massachusetts
The third most populated state per square mile and 46th on the personal rights list. I had to read the list of personal freedoms and sure enough they all matched up.

The best way to see Ma is in your vehicle's rear view mirror and you might ask why am I still here--well that is another story for another time.
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The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of greater and even more intrusive Gagachusetts is that people were so sure that property values were better in the burbs, and thus worth commuting over, that they paid more for their new no-money-downs than they were worth. Once the values dropped a little, they left without even taking the furnature which they still owed on. Hunting on the back decks of these abandoned homes is awesome And the deck furniture is sooooo comfy .
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I just saw that the Mass Board voted to liberalize the muzzleloader gun law for big game to allow "break open" muzzleloading rifles this coming deer season and beyond. In line with other local states, this will now permit the use of any rifle or shotgun loaded from the muzzle.
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I just saw that the Mass Board voted to liberalize the muzzleloader gun law for big game to allow "break open" muzzleloading rifles this coming deer season and beyond. In line with other local states, this will now permit the use of any rifle or shotgun loaded from the muzzle.
I love it!--TC here I come. and with a side note: Ct powers who have denied the existest of Panther (cougars, mountain lions) are now dealing with a 140 pound one hit by an Suv in Milford. They of course are saying it is someone released pet.

And another one: Friend who was going fishing in the wee hours of the morning saw a freshly killed deer beside the road. He was thinking free meat but hesitated in suffing it in the back seat but he said if he had a pick up he would be eating free. On the way back he checked site to see if it was gone. There was a women who had covered it with a blanket and was crying.

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Great post, Merl. "There was a women who had covered it with a blanket and was crying." My wife cries when she kneels beside a dead deer. Then she calls me on the radio and says, through tears of joy, "get the truck!"
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