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Passed Down

 The sportsman tradition is something that has been passed down in my family tree. Great grandfather's , grandfather's all have a storytell of there time in the woods and on the water. It's stories of family history in the wild places that draw ears.      Heavy Buck poles and full stringers were common place in there time. It was food on the table to feed the family they worked so hard to provide for. So why as time progresses do hunter numbers go down. Do we not need the break that only nature can provide? Or is providing much easier these days. We live in a time were time is short. Pressure from work has us working more and If it's not that then it's the easy credit car payment . Time moves on by     This way of life hunting and fishing needs us to get back to the roots. This has to be a family and friend passion. In order to keep this going fo generation to come kids have to hit the woods and waters. Hunts might be spoiled in terms of animals taken but The moment

Grouse camp

    The small game season has began. The second day of the start to my season happened at hunting camp. It has been a staple of where grouse hunting happened for me as a kid. It's just a small cabin tucked in the woods of northeastern Maine. Pulling up the camp road brings excitement and anticipation every time. .   This trip would begin early. Up in time to make the two hour ride north. The first stop would be at camp. With the wind we had this spring and end of summer cutting trees was necessary to get in. Quick fall cleaning then time to get the dogs ready for the day             Two seasoned German shorthaired pointers that that I received in the off season were ready to go. The anticipation was high to hunt with these dogs and they didn't disappoint. With many points and no bird shot over the dogs they hunted hard and found birds. Missed shots was the issue this day.     With one bird bagged in what was bad timming for the grouse. While walking down a road the dogs working