It’s been tough to get into the woods this season, with the wet weather and my work schedule, but I was able to dedicate yesterday and today to some deer hunting. The experience gave me a first and some discoveries. Always hunting for meat first, antlers second, I was content to get what I couldContinue reading “Winter Solstice Deer Hunt”
Yesterday I ventured into the woods where I deer hunt every year, on a friend’s property in PG county. A few hours of checking my stands and cutting back growth was refreshing exercise on this sunny fall day. Next week I will return for a couple days of post-Thanksgiving hunting during Maryland’s firearms season.
Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, outdoor enthusiast and hunter and is held in the same high esteem as other naturalists such as Henry David Thoreau and John Muir. Leopold has inspired “environmentalists” for many decades, especially after his book A Sand County Almanac was published in 1949. The photo above withContinue reading “Aldo Leopold: Conservationist and Hunter”
November 19, 2021 (MD DNR) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the two-week firearms hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Nov. 27 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 11. “The two-week firearms season is our most popular season with deer hunters,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “The season traditionally has been aContinue reading “Maryland’s Deer Firearms Hunting Season Set to Open Nov. 27”
Photo above: A little light reading to get excited for deer season. After defrosting 2 lbs of ground venison in the refrigerator, I mixed in curry seasoning, hot pepper, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Using a measuring cup to form the burgers makes the process easier. Baked for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Nice andContinue reading “Spicy curry venison burgers”
(Sept. 7 MD DNR) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 10, and continues through Jan. 31, 2022. Archers may also use vertical longbows and vertical recurve bows Feb. 1-3, 2022 during the second annual Primitive Deer Hunt Days. “September signals cooling weather, the coming of fall,Continue reading “Maryland Deer Archery Season Opens Sept. 10”