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Hunting / Trapping / Re: Killed by eagles?
« on: April 11, 2018, 04:15:39 PM »
Eagle chasing a seagull today! circles and circles for an hour. Finally had to go back to work they were headed for shot point only to be seen by binoculars at that point. That eagle was mad.

Hunting / Trapping / Re: Killed by eagles?
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:48:03 AM »
Walking the dog on South Beach has really made me aware of :

A. How many people look the other way while their dog lets loose then walk away without bagging the poop.

B. The Eagle is the king of the harbors.
Ive seen a rabbit washed up on shore that must have wiggled free.
Numerous leg bones.
At first I thought man! Why don' t people throw away their KFC into the garbage.
Then soon realized these were leg bones from ducks.
Especially in the spring when everything begins coming  in.

Ducks and other birds torn apart on the wall when I was walking out to fish.

A mallard torn apart in the parking lot.

A duck foot from a diving duck in my driveway

I was having lunch in the parking lot by whetstone creek and the seagulls were doing their afternoon fly up and squack in a circle
when suddenly a dark object blurred through and smacked a seagull.
It was an eagle and it kept making circles and landed on top of the seagull in the water and held it down under water.
Then it would get up and come around and do it again. Lunch was over soon so I dont know how it ended.

Another time I was having lunch when an eagle came around the Shiras Power plant flying straight
toward the park it had a diver in its talons but dropped it between the coal dock and whetstone creek. That duck got out of there!

Once more I saw an eagle fly up with an oldsquaw duck in the tree. Soon the crows were there harrasing him while he ate. had my camera that day

Also down by the old garden room restaurant walked out to the point in winter and saw an eagle with a goldeneye on the rock island by shore. He looked at me i looked at him. He went back to eating.

A friend also had his little dog taken a couple of weeks ago in baraga. He said the tracks were in the snow and they just stopped.

Definitley a wild place if you have time to sit for a minute.

Off Topic / Re: Technical difficulties
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:00:02 AM »
Thats been a question. How should I safely store data?

Im sure more than one person trusted photobucket.

I keep hearing about the cloud  but at the end of the day what happens to your belongings if you cannot pay the cloud?

What happens if you never do?

Does it go away?

Probably not....
It will just change hands and be auctioned off like storage wars

Hunting / Trapping / Re: UP Predator Challenge
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:01:19 PM »

theres nothing like a long howl and a rabbit squeal or two to say :


Im new here and Im just stopping in to eat some of the few rabbits you have left this long cold winter!"

out they come, hackles up.

Hunting / Trapping / Re: UP Predator Challenge
« on: February 07, 2018, 09:07:47 AM »
hunted this tourney for many years and thought it would be great if  the prize winning described their methods to find succes to help others quickly achieve success.

Truly  the best hunting that helps to make you better at hunting everything else.

I cant believe how many times I let things slide windwise back before coyote hunting.

Hunting / Trapping / Re: UP Predator Challenge
« on: February 06, 2018, 11:12:55 AM »
Were the winners using bait or calling as their method?

What were the general locations of the hunters who placed?

I like to get out and call and if I know an area is generally good I like to check it year round to help control.

Hunting / Trapping / Re: Bridge deer count
« on: December 27, 2017, 12:21:30 PM »
Before deer season some clear cutting ocurred in the vast seas of  featureless red pine by the Rpaid River Truck Trail. I am cautiously optimistic.

The land around Autrain Basin however, was taken over by the state.
I asked, since the area is managed as a waterfowl area, will the old growth which surrounds the lake be replaced with waterfowl and upland game friendly species which would also benefit deer. So far I have received two answers which have been "subpar."

Hunting / Trapping / Re: Rabbits (snowshoe hare)
« on: December 19, 2017, 03:06:40 PM »
coyote hunters are always looking for hot detailed directions and tips—

what with the tourney season coming up and all...or just plain somehting to do on a snowy cold day in hungry country....

Lake Superior / Marquette Breakwalls
« on: November 29, 2017, 11:41:36 AM »
I have a question.

Aren't the Upper and Lower Harbor break walls also meant as an emergency dock for ships in trouble?

I remember in the eighties it was 15 feet of water along them and there were ship cleats on the Lower Harbor Break wall.

Now these inside these walls are filled with sand and rock is actually being piled along the inside where a ship might dock in an emergency creating a true cluster for someone to answer to in the eventuality of an emergency.

This would be a perfect federal infrastructure project

or does Readers Digest have to be brought in so it can be dredged correctly like Grand Marais?

Lake Michigan / Re: Time for big pike
« on: October 31, 2017, 03:27:24 PM »
Is there a big pike report or all quiet on the western front?

Lake Michigan / Re: Time for big pike
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:39:28 AM »
What kind of methods are you using?

do you ever run large suckers (12 inches+)?

I remember a fishing show back in the eighties and they were drifting the bay in high winds with a drift sock with large chubs on jigs and they were getting pike that were absolutely huge they probably had 5 big bodied fish as well as a couple nice walleyes

Hunting / Trapping / Re: Base License
« on: September 21, 2017, 12:50:03 PM »
Would I need a base license to hunt nn game species like wild feral pigs?

U.P. Treasure Hunting / Re: Blueberries?
« on: August 29, 2017, 11:25:56 AM »
I got good reports and picked all I wanted but...

I did notice the berries werent as heavy as some years and also not in the usual great areas

Through the years I have noticed light rain and dew seem to produce the best berry years.

Perhaps nutrients percolate down too far during heavy and extended rain periods?

Ive also noticed recently burned areas really makes them go wild but there hasnt been too much of that where I pick.

I have always felt that that the users have never really had much of a say in wildlife management and a prerequisite
of  leading these agencies should be demonstrated abilities to take
(go out in the field and catch/fish/hunt—not net or shock, tranqilize or tag),
as well as manage according ot the books.

I always see these outreach and public forums and then watch as the ship steers in an entire different direction from anything mentioned there

Activists—or the very least, urbanites with very little fisheries and wildlife experience—have made their way into these high ranking positions as indicated by the skew/ environmental mission they seem to be on.

Off Topic / Re: rapala's orginals
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:53:34 PM »
Rapala made some great durable lures.

Ive seen them pulled apart my so many fish hitting them but have never had an issue

Recently, a friend who loves rapalas was having the same issue with new Rapala lures and actually sent them back. to rapala

A rapala rep called him and when he asked "whats the deal with quality these days at Rapala?" the rep started giving him the rope-a dope.

He doesnt love Rapalas anymore...

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