Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Three reasons you can't be upset when you hit a deer:

#1. You would probably get hit to if someone drove through your house.
#2. Do roads have to be everywhere? They were here first.
#3. Last but not least, you're not the one who's dead.

Every year we, the people, invade more of their habitat and complain when we have to co-exist. The insurance companies control the management of our wildlife. Who do we manage the future for, us or them? Pretty sad, I must say.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cashed Out



I prepped my fur and went to the buyers. 

I was 21 rats short of my goal so I was rather certain I wasn't going to to hit my dollar amount goal.   Surprisingly, I did.   The buyer said my rats were about as good as it gets and there wouldn't be much grading.   When all was said and done, I couldn't have been more happy.   $8 a rat, it pays to put them up, literally.

Now, with enough money to cover my bear taxidermy, maybe if I keep going to seasons end I could pay for my fish also.    I know, I know, I thought I was done also.   Even put everything away.   I've been going 100 mph ever since bear baiting and this last Friday I came to a complete stop.   I was bored as hell in 5 minutes.   Far too windy for callin' yotes, so I decided to put some traps out.  

I can't stand it when I could be out doing something, and I'm not.   I've got two more weekends of rat season left.   I really want to hit my 150 ice rat goal.   I'm very much out of huts though, it's going to be tough.   Got the wheeler back up and running so I have to hope I can get to a few with that still.   I did manage to pick up 9 more rats this weekend.   Did some resetting and experimenting with very poor results.   I need fresh huts.

Just to make this a bit more difficult throw in a shoulder injury.   Not sure what I did or how I did it, but I have little to no range of motion with my right arm.   The pain is, well, unexplainable when I try to move it.   All the different things I've been taking for it and trying not to miss work has landed me feeling extremely sick.   I had to leave work today, due to the pain and vomiting.   My rat goal is so close, yet seems so far.   Cliche, I know.

Will I hit my goal?