• John Vogel

    Be On High Alert!

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on November 8, 2010

    Yes, it's that time of year. No, I'm not talking about fattening a turkey (a real one, not a political one) – although a little extra grain might make good gobbling. And no, I'm not "pushing" Christmas shopping – although stores are already selling the Santa Claus spirit. So what am I talking about? Mother Nature has cocked her hammer with the onset of buck "rut" and the hormonal rush that speeds Whitetail deer herds onto roadways. This is the season when we all need to be…

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    Heading into 'Crazy Season'

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on November 17, 2008

    Wildlife experts and seasoned hunters often describe white-tailed deer “rutting” season as that time when bucks go crazy. They won’t even stop short of being a fender ornament if there’s a doe, or two or three across the road.   But bucks have a lot of crazy two-legged company destined for the woods and fields. The old testosterone began rising as they hunted in Cabelas, Bass Pro and other sporting goods stores.   You don’t think all the guns sold after President-elect Obama was elected…

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