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2010 Deer 

I finally caught up with a nice buck this afternoon, my first in four years!  I had a number of trail camera pictures of this guy over the last several weeks so it was nice to see the hard work pay off.  I suffered for him, it was -20 today and I was sitting in a ground blind, but I warmed up really quick when he came in.  He is a heavy 8 pointer with a nice big frame. 

Notice the date on the trail cam picture from this morning, just before legal shooting time! 



Hunting report

Sorry that I have not updated my blog over the past week, I spent last weekend in Minnesota for the 18th annual St. Paul Ice Show.  The show went well - there is plenty of great new ice gear on display and it was great to see everybody. 

We are in our last week of deer season now in Sunset Country so I'm hard at it, trying to stay warm.  Check out the photos from the last couple days...I actually picked up a couple sheds today from a nice 5x5 that I have quite a few pictures of.  Maybe it's time to start shed hunting already?  I have heard of a few friends finding sheds over the past week.

These are two different, beauty 8 pointers that I'm hunting. 

Here are a couple pictures of the 10 pointer that dropped his antlers.  See the freshly picked sheds below. 

 This deer dropped one shed three days ago on the 6th and the other one last night, the 8th.  Notice the blood on the freshly dropped shed...interesting stuff. 



Great week of hunting

Sunset Country received a mega dump of snowfall over the past week and it really got the deer moving.  I had two guests hunting with me this week - Cory and Chris Johnston from Peterborough, Ontario.  Both boys took great bucks - pictured below.

Cory's monster gross scored 167. 

Younger brother Chris's deer scored 154 7/8 gross.

The snow and cold weather this week has made for some great hunting but it is a bad start to the winter for our deer.  They do not do well in the deep snow so hopefully we get lucky and get a lot of warm weather this winter.  Gussy - 


New trail Camera pictures!!!

We have been fortunate to get a lot of good bucks on the trail cameras this's been fun.  We (residents) can still hunt for a few more weeks so we're still after it. 

This is a deer that I have a couple of sheds from - he is unique with the large brow tines.

This is a large non-typical that showed himself on a trail for a couple days in early November.  This is probably the biggest buck I have ever had a picture of.  This thing is a giant! 

Look at the KONG body on this big 8 pointer. 

Another nice, big 8 pointer.  

This is the same buck during the day. 

Check back in a couple days - I have a whole bunch of other big bucks that I have not posted yet. 



Fun in Arkansas

August and I spent this past week in Arkansas attending the Arkansas Media Fishing Adventure put on by Arkansas Tourism.  We stayed at the beautiful Gaston's Resort on the famous White River in the northern Ozark area of Arkansas.  This place was awesome - great accomodations, awesome food and super people. 

The event included a multi-day photo shoot with professional photographer Bill Lindner and it attracted the best, heavy-hitter writers from all over North America.  Here are a few photos from our trip. 

August with here guide Tom with a nice striper.  He put them on a great bite all day - they caught a load of fish, evident in the next picture. 

These fish are very good eating - Heather Brosdahl, Kelly Marble and August Collinson

My first spotted bass.  It should be noted that August was able to take in all the good fishing while I was busy working every day!  She also had a great day of trout fishing on the White River - I will post more pictures later. 

I'm headed into the woods for the rest of the day to check some trail cameras so look for some deer trail cam pictures later as well.  I have a tough week of deer hunting ahead of me!  -Gussy