Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Yup its the last week of school. Gotta love it right? I did not expect it to fly by this fast but here I am. Cant wait for break. I got a ride-along type internship lined up with the USDA wildlife services. I rode along with a wildlife tech. from the USDA this summer on the Naval Base on 611 and absolutely loved it. I think its what i want to do after I graduate. Its a lot of fun and just a good group of guys to work with. Also muzzleloader starts the day after Christmas which im pumped for. Not lookin forward to finals tooo much though, but I've only got one that Im thinking I wont pass. Chemistry with "VENKI"-sucks, Thursday NIGHT, 6:15-9:30!!! I dont know if the class actually goes that long cuz i tend to slip out of there around 7.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I had a very relaxing thanksgiving. Too relaxing, im not used to laying around doing absolutely nothing for days. We went out to Cambria county. east of Pittsburgh to my grandparents house on a dairy farm. Besides farming, hunting, and off roading, theres not a whole lot to do. So i went hunting for small game. Weather didnt cooperate but i still had fun. I helped out on the farm, bottle feeding calves- SUCKS. sometimes you have to force-feed them by stradling them and backing them into a corner so they cant escape, other times they will run you over to get at the bottle. Lots of fun
After my 8am on monday i skipped town to head to schuylkill county aka bear country-sort of. There are bears up there just not a ton of em but they get a few where we went every year. Bear season is three days long so you dont have too much time to get out. thats why you gotta make time! I went out with my buddy tuesday and wednesday. it rained both days and was just shitty. Since bears dont move to much in the rain on thier own, you have to walk around in the thick brush to try and kick one up. Thats the idea anyway. We walked almost the entire day both days, just stopped for lunch. It was very rough because we are on mountains pushing our way through the thickest shit we can find, cuz thats where they like to hide. We figured we walked a total of over 25 miles in two days from my buddys GPS-which by the way if we didnt have one we would not have found our way back to the truck on the second day. The area we hunted was beautiful. Wieser State forest. A few thousand acres that bump up next to state game lands- another couple hundred acres. It felt like we were hunting out west-AWESOME even though we didnt see anything cept a few deer and squirrels
Friday, November 20, 2009
So i was saying earlier that everywhere we go we try to hunt or fish. Well.. Just talking to my parents and they are looking at a trip in two years to Hawaii*. we've never been there so it should be a great time. We normally dont go to touristy places like that to just lay around. We go to do things outside like fishing, hunting and stuff. I've been to Maine, Quebec, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and Alaska. We dont mess around and sit on the beach to get burned. This is no different. the first thing my dad researched is game to hunt. They are called Axis deer and theres a crapload of them on one of the islands. The reason they let people hunt them is because.. well.. its an island. theres only so much food and space for them and they easily get out of control. to the point that there is literally no food for any of them. Well im gonna do my part to manage and conserve the wild resources the best i can.
I cannot wait for vacation. Mine starts at 9:16 on monday morning- right after math. Going back to my place for some archery doe-only time. Then probly take my dog out for small game. Then back in the stand till dark. Tuesday and wednesday im going up to the gamelands past Cabelas with my buddys to hunt bear. Success is not expected as there are not tooo tooo many around the area but its just nice to be out in the woods with high school pals to catch up on the latest shit. So if you havent already noticed, hunting is my life. That is how i vacation. Anywhere we as a family go we find out if there are any seasons open for hunting or fishing. My fam is headed out to Pittsburgh for thanksgiving to visit relatives. Then its back to Berks county for the first day of Rifle. I believe im taking a personal day just for the occasion. Gotta love it
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Another Year... No Deer. So ive been going home every weekend so i could hopefully get a deer with the bow. I figure i went out at least 25 different days. I cant complain, ive seen deer almost everytime, just not in range or too small. Ive come really close to a bunch of deer-a six point, seven point, little bucks, and a non-typical 10-13 point( couldnt tell how many points he had cuz they shot out all over his head). That last one was a very cool deer and a great expierence. I went out saturday in the afternoon and waited patiently, but i was very anxious subconciously. It was coming down to the wire on the final day of the archery season. As it got darker, i saw some deer moving in the distance. they didnot come in. Then right before quiting time a bunch of deer were chasing each other and snorting and bucking about 8o yards from my stand. I stood, waiting for an opportunity. I knew that one of them was a buck since they were chasing each other and its their breeding season. No luck. they took off in the distance and the evening came to a close. Yea well, thats why they call it hunting and not shooting. I had a lot off great experiences this year and some close calls. Rifle starts monday after thanksgiving so maybe later.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So im trying to stay ahead of the game by getting my schedule together now. I got some Ag classes that were not AP that transfer (or supposed to transfer) Del Val. I sent the paper work in over the summer to the registrar, thinking how could they possibly EFF this up. Well they found a way beleive it or not. Now this paper that says everything about my classes and transfer credits is on DEL VAL letterhead. Thats because they sent it to me, not the other way around. Then i go to the office to check and make sure everythings good and suddenly theres a problem! Since then Ive been there four other times and just today they realized theyre a bunch of dipwads. Anyway, I feel much better now. Im looking forward to Thanksgiving break.