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Turkey Season, Trout Fishing and Rabbits

April 29th, 2009

In my last post, over a month ago now, I said that I was going to try and get back in here an write more…but that just hasn’t happened.  I’ve been spending most of my writing time on other projects.  Its not that I have lost interest here, it is just that I have been too short on time!

I have been out for some turkey hunting the last couple of days.  Season came in here in WV on Monday.  Unfortunately, we also got a snap of really warm weather.  The turkeys talked a bit on Monday, but Tuesday, they were absolutely silent.  We covered several miles of mountain top, and never heard a single bird!  Monday, we had one turkey willing to do a bit of gobbling, but we simply could not get him to climb the hill between us, so he never even came close.  I am not sure that I will get the opportunity to get out any more, as I don’t have any land close to my house where I can hunt.  I guess there is always next year!  So far, I haven’t been able to bag a gobbler, but one of these days I suppose I will connect.  I’ve only been out a handful of times, so maybe I should take it a bit more seriously and see if I can have a bit better luck.

I also have been able to get out on the trout streams a couple of times.  The first day I made it out, it was incredibly cold and windy.  We fished for several hours without even a strike.  Later in the day, as the water warmed up a bit, I was able to finally get a few nice trout.  In fact, I was able to catch 3 trout over 15 inches out of the same lie.  Evidently, they were stacked up in there.  I know that isn’t huge for those who get to fish in the West, but for here in WV, they are nice stream trout.  The second day we were out, the weather was much nicer, with temperatures in the high 70’s.  I was able to catch a few trout, as was my fishing partner for the day.  It was nice to get away and spend the time on the water, even though we weren’t able to catch a lot of fish.

Things in the rabbitry are going pretty well.  We have another litter added to our number.  We have expanded from 5 rabbits to our current 29.  Of course, that will be fluctuating a lot as we will begin to sell and butcher.  We did sell one rabbit as a pet recently.  Since we are growing, I am now trying to come up with a name for our rabbitry.  I have started to build a website for the rabbitry, to keep everyone updated with what we have on hand, and how we are expanding, but I have no name for it!  Hopefully, you all will be able to help me out with this.  I am thinking about making a contest out of it, so start thinking about it but don’t tell me yet.  Check back in the next couple of days, when I have come up with a good prize, I will have a post about the contest.  From all suggestions we will pick the best, and the submitter will win the prize.

8 Responses to “Turkey Season, Trout Fishing and Rabbits”

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  2. It’s good to see you posting, Kris. I was wondering what happened to ya.

    The trout fishing sounds like it was awesome, and don’t take the turkey hunting thing personal – I’ve been hunting these pesky birds for three years now, and still haven’t put one on the ground…and I missed on our opening day this year.

    Hopefully this weekend that luck will change.

    Unfortunately, I don’t feel creative at all at the moment, but I will try and think of a name for the rabbit business. I’ll get to you on that.

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  4. Sounds like your spring has been a lot like mine: too busy to blog; too busy to hunt; too busy to fish. Well, at least you’ve caught a few fish; I’m still 0-for-09.

    I’ll get to thinking on the rabbit business name and check back in a day or two. Sounds like a cool contest; maybe first prize could be a rabbit!

  5. Hey Matt, there is an idea…I’ve been trying to think of a good prize, but i’d give a rabbit to anyone who wanted to come and get it 🙂

  6. Mmmm rabbit pie – bring it on.

  7. Hi guys, I remember back then in the past when we were kids, We don’t have money to purchase fishing gears, so we make twigs or bamboo sticks for the fishing rod and fish hook cactus thorns for the hook, We don’t used artificial baits also, We dig earth and sands to find a worm for a live baits, We used old mosquito net for our fishing net, but We have fun fishing and swimming at the same time he! He! I miss my childhood years already.


  8. We have a guy here in Australia who fishes around the islands and coasts and after catching a fish he gives it a big slurpy kiss and then tosses it back into the water.

    Fishing has died a little bit here due to drought and loss of rivers and streams. Hopefully it will change soon.

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