Dec 28,07 Asessippi Winter Ski Park
The Gregg family from around Winnipeg and Brandon arrived in full force to stay at the lodge and cabins for a few days and take in the good skiing on the slopes at the hill. Here Grandpa Bob and family are just leaving with skiis-bindings, snow boards, he...
One of the guys pulled a large goose from the sky and it tumbled to the ground connecting with a decoy, NO terrible damage but a good dint in the top
Deer hunting area
Judy is assisting Tom doing some repairs on the deer stands in teh hunting area. Thart morning the snow started to fall and ended up makeing the ground completely white but later in the day it slowly melted
Again the French Canadians arrived from Quebec to capture some footage for their third video. Sebas and Steve scout a snow field and they set up for the SNOWS. A few shells shot, some good footage and a shattered Avery snow Goose decoy was the the result...
While out checking bear baits I came across this mallard hen and her brood. 4 ducklings that I got in viewfinder and 2 has swam into the reeds. Many sloughs and ponds in the area are showing good numbers of gadwal, teal and mallard families.
Just northof camp I had a female Eagle sitting on nest while I was there. No sign of eaglets but she would not move from nest.
Eagles on the lookout
Sitting on tall trees just near the end of the lane 2 eagles sit in wait of a Cripple, or weak bird. Or maybe it is the carcass pit out in the field which is attracting them.
ENd of Road
From here on in we take quads as water and snow is still too deep to go any farther
Eubanks Cut house
After the bear is skinned Marylou and Jay do some trimming on the meat and prepare it to be frozen. They will grind some to hamburger and butter fly the chops for some good eating.
Fall Walleye and Perch fishing
After bears on the ground Tom, DAve, Ron and Jason decided to get some fillets for supper. After a few hours they had 3 limits of great walleye and a net full of PErch. Dave and Jason had brought 10 doz night crawlers and there were not many left when the...
Feb 11,07 Passports needed
On the road again, it sure does make the entering USA easier if you have your Passport ready. We are headed for Pennsylvania for the Alegheny Sport Travel and Boat show. 22 hours drive and we will be in the WARM south!!!
Feb 14,07 Valentine Day at the Show.
Schools closed, many booths empty, isles empty, but we had a visit from one of our North American Hunters coming May 20-26 Spring bear hunting. Just a little fellow, MIke Tima and his dad showed up to say Hi!!. Later Rich Fink and his wife stopped for a v...
Feb 17,07 Dale Gregg, Pa
Dale arrives to the show looking for a Goose outfitter and finds something close than Saskatchewan. Now his buddies and he will come to Big Grass to hunt Manitoba ducks and geese in late Oct 07.
Feb 2,08 A load of babys
Judy travelled with her daughter Connie of Bergs Hatchery to Swift Current Sask. to deliver chicks to a client of Connies. At Swift they had a visit and coffee with Ann Judys other daughter who was there visiting also. Tom was quite concerned Judy drove...
Feb 23,07 Flambeau Field
We attended the NE SCI Hunter Expo at the Flambeau Field Stadium.
Filleting Yellow Perch
Grandpa Tom assists Vincent with the filleting of a days catch of Perch at Silver Beach near the lodge. 4 young fellows spent from daylight to dusk jigging with small minnows for perch while taking Swimming lessons.
First Snow goose shoot
Rich(the little guy) and KEn had never shot snows before so it was great listening to the stories on the way home. "YOu couldnt decide which one to shoot" until Tom said " take those 2" and "now those four"says Ken.
TOm uses Randy Bartz Flag to get the attention of birds flying in the distance. The bit of motion catches a flocks attention and the turn and decoy into the spread.
Fresh Green Garden Vegetables
Tom has now worked a plot for the 2008 garden. Now he will have lots of pickling and canning to do as we all know he is a better cook than Judy and Cookie Annette will have even more garden vegetables to put to good use on the table.
Fudge the Chessy in Training
Fudges first time to the field and when Tom turned on the electronics she had a hard time deciding what was going on. Then when a flight of Canadas just cleared the top of the hill infront of the decoys she took to chaising them away. The guys were quiet ...