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  • Birthday 11/14/1961

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  1. Take it easy guys. I figured I was too old to shovel, so I bought a snowblower. Kiss of death, there will be no snow for me to blow.
  2. Gave up on deer hunting Friday and decided to run up to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. We watched each other for about ten minutes. When it started licking it's chops, I left...
  3. I sent pictures to a North Dakota wildlife biologist and he forwarded them to a Minnesota biologist. They agreed it was a mule deer. The Minnesota biologist added that a handful of mule deer have been harvested in Clay county (the Moorhead area.) The only bummer was my not realizing what I had and getting better pictures. I don't have a picture of the tail, but do remember black fur back there.
  4. Sorry about the crummy pictures, but this was an afterthought. Does this look like a mule deer? It was taken this morning in west central Minnesota.
  5. Those looked way past prime. You want to find them white to slightly pinkish on the underside. You do not have to eat them the same day, but you do need to prepare them the same day. I rough cut them, and sauté them in butter then freeze them in portion sizes. Some people will have a reaction if hey had consumed alcohol two days before or after eating them. I ate some a day after a couple of beers with no adverse effects. I like them best with beef or venison dishes, in gravy, or in eggs. Kind of an earthy flavored mushroom similar to the store bought button mushrooms, only a bit more i
  6. Night number three in a row of perfect conditions. The big tree is locally well known. In our family it is called "Halfway Tree" because it was halfway between Grandpa's house in Barnesville, MN and the spot he kept his pontoon on North Lida Lake. The other two were taken from Hwy 108 crossing between North and South Lidas. I'm not sure, but I think I may have captured noctilucent clouds. I don't know if you should be able to see them from this far south, but the white clouds before sunrise make me wonder. https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/noctilucent-clouds-what-they-are-
  7. Night number two of clear skies and calm winds, making for great conditions to travel around and look for subjects to include with the comet. Hamden Slough, part of the refuge system northeast of Audubon, MN and when the fog moved in, relocated to Big Cormorant Lake in Becker County. I overslept, so I didn't have much time to try too many things.
  8. Heard about a comet visiting our night skies and decided to take a shot at it. Set the alarm for 3:00 am (obscene) got gas and headed out to some high ground thinking it wouldn't be up yet. I read it was supposed to rise about an hour before sunrise. It was already fairly high in the sky. Got a few shots before the sun bleached it out. I am looking forward to another clear night to give it another go. I have spots with better foreground ideas. The way our society behaves these days, I liked the "Keep Out" sign.
  9. Anything Straight No Chaser
  10. You may see very little in the way of charcoal sales. The store I work at sells Big Green Egg grills and charcoal. We were notified that there was a shortage of charcoal. Really no reason given (maybe higher demand due to more people staying home.) Our supplier was out for a couple weeks, but did get some in and we were able to get one pallet. They were limiting each store to one pallet. I haven't heard that they have caught up yet, so higher demand, lower supply = not much for sales.
  11. Thanks all for the nice comments. Yes, I believe they are Greater White Front Geese. All mixed in with the snow goose migration. A friend, Jeff Essler from Bismarck, identified six different species last year from the same migration route in one of my photos. I made a day trip into North Dakota, but all the big flocks I found there had hunters around, so I didn't stop and mess up their hunts. Most of the geese I found were in a triangle between Breckenridge, Wolverton, and Lawndale all in Minnesota.
  12. Lots of running around this spring. In addition to the egret photos previously posted, I got to experience the snow goose migration, a heavily drinking eagle, some amazing sunrises, and lots of ducks.
  13. Few from last Sunday in Fergus Falls at the egret rookery.
  14. Talked to my local Ford service department. Explained to him all the things I could remember. He said I could try a flush and fill and backwash (my words, not a direct quote) for about $250.00. That might take care of it, at least temporarily. If the heat goes away again, I'm looking at replacing the heater core to the tune of $900.00 to $1200.00. He suggested I take it back to the guy that worked on it last year and have the first part done for a lot less money. He told me that my friend "knows what he is doing." My guy in Pelican Rapids is going to work on it next Saturday. The Ford s
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    Two 20"ers and my pb 21" (top photo) smallie, all from west central Minnesota this year.
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