Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Learning to set Bush Hooks

This is a little longer that i had planned but i had to tell the whole story.

As mentioned in our post Bo on the river, I got a boat last November.  I grew up on The Pee Dee river, so now that  I have a boat I try to stay on it as much as possible.  I have many good memories on the Brown Lady and hope to make many more.  One of the activities that I am working on mastering is setting bush hooks.

For those of you who do not know, setting bush hooks is a way of catching catfish.  You tie a line and baited hook to a tree at night and check it in the morning.  I prefer to use Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Hook-6 Per Pack (Black, 8/0).  But your favourite circle hook will work.  But that is not what this post is about.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Different Perspective

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Bo's First River Hunt

               I guess that age is starting to tell on me.  I'm old enough, and I've hunted enough that I've seen a lot and killed a lot of birds.  I enjoy the hunt, what ever way you hunt ducks, I enjoy it, but I don't see a great deal of new things any more, and I see nothing through young eyes, because let's face it, at forty-two, I just don't have young eyes to look through any more.  Hunting with Bo, hunting with Bo puts a whole new perspective on hunting.  I guess hunting with Bo I get to see old things a first time again through a father's eyes, and I have to admit, watching my son experience things for a first time is a lot more fun than seeing them myself for the first time was.
               Joe bought a boat this fall, and we hunted the river from the boat some this past season.  A few days before Christmas, Joe and I took Bo on his first river hunt.  This was a new experience for the kid, and to be honest, it was probably the most enjoyable duck hunt I've ever been on. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bo on the River "We should have stayed home"

Growing up I hunted and fished on the river.  I still have many great memories of the PeeDee at sunrise.  However after a grew i did not get to do this as much as I used to.  After my boat messed up I had to rely on others to go.  Well this past November I solved that problem.  I bought a new (to me) boat.  It is a sixteen foot Polar Craft, not to big and not to small, perfect for hunting, fishing, shrimping, and taking the family out for a ride.  Anyone who buys a boat knows that it is an expense and not a whole lot of an investment, unless you enjoy it. 

Lets just say this has been an investment, because i got to witness Bo on the river.

Back at it again

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Well we are back at it again.  And again let me apologize for the long delay.  Like i said in my last post, things got a little hectic.  But they are starting to level out now and we are going to try to get back in the swing.  Buckman has some new material he is wanting to post and we have some new toys.

We now have a boat, and i will tell you some about that later as well as a new camera. So we should have some better pictures.

We have our annual Quail, Pheasant, and Chukka shoot tomorrow and I plan to have plenty of pictures and picking in the next couple days. 

Stick around, this could get interesting.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Busy lives

Bet you are surprised to hear from us again.  I know it has been a while.  Although there is no excuse let me start with a little explanation.  First of all I have started a new job.  My hours are different and i am still getting used to it.  Buckman has had a lot going on as well with his classes that he is taking for a second masters and trying to get his house finished.  Add that to the garden, the duckpond and another BIG thing that we have going on it has our time strained.

The BIG thing is just that, it is big.  In many ways.  While i am not going to say what it is just yet, don't worry, once we get it going we will let y'all know. 

Now for the pond.  We have finally got water in it after duck season this year.  So while this year was alot better than last year it was still a bit of a flop.  I did not get to go to any big water this year.  But we did manage to kill a few ducks.

One of the big things that happened this season was our newest duck hunter in our group.  My little princess Molly.  She went with me a couple times this year and seems to love it.  She points out birds coming in (although at 2 1/2 years old she points out any bird and is still learning what ducks look like.)  and she thinks it is hilarious when i shoot.

We have also put up a few wood duck boxes around the pond.  We are now trying to find something that we can plant without having to drain the pond so we do not have the same problems that we did last time.

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