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To Bike, or…

What the heck? I did put my snowshoes away. I got my bike out. In fact, I got it out five times already. On my last ride, it was 83 degrees. I was so hot my face didn’t cool down … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

I just got back from my second (!!?) snowshoe hike of the winter. It’s over 60 degrees out. I never got my snowshoes down from their summer home upstairs in the barn until this week. This time of year is … Continue reading

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Got Ice?

Last Tuesday, we packed up the the dog, the sled, and the auger and went to Messalonskee Pond to check the ice. For February, there isn’t much: just over 12”.   We drilled several test holes. (Well, the Other Guide … Continue reading

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Sitting and Waiting

In my last episode, I wrote about bears sitting the woods. This time, I’m going to tell about just sitting in the woods. The Other Guide spends most of the fall hunting. This apparently involves mostly finding a good vantage … Continue reading

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Taking some time for LL Bean

Thanks for checking out this blog. I will be taking some time off from posting while I help LLBean’s distribution department get through their upcoming “peak”. (Known by most civilians as The Holiday Season). They tell me they can’t do … Continue reading

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Do Bears Sit in the Woods?

This week’s lesson is about bears: what to do, what not to do, and who cares if a bear sits in the woods – what? Oh, OK. The Other Guide says it’s not “sits”. Anyway, in Maine, we have black … Continue reading

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Something’s Fishy Here

Fish names. They used to be way more interesting and mysterious to me when I was a kid. For instance, when I was about 4, my father took me fishing on the Sebasticook River behind my uncle’s place. This was … Continue reading

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Day Trip

Day Trip Here’s a good way to spend a fall day (if you live in Maine or New Hampshire. If not, it could be a way to spend any number of days just to get here.) Give the trees just … Continue reading

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Me, Myself, & Irene

She came, she saw, and she turned out the lights. For three days. Oh, that Irene. They told us she would be trouble, and she proved them right. But she was some beautiful in spite of her bad side. What … Continue reading

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Live and Let Live

Many times, after a fisherman has succeeded in landing The Big One, it is the right thing to do to let it go. This is because you have already caught your limit, or the fish you caught is not of … Continue reading

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