leechlake Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 I was reading a post below from Jim Almquist, "I give up, Uncle." from June. At the time I felt the same way, it get's frustrating.As I type my lawn which has an irrigation system is looking pretty brutal, for the first time in years I can tell where there isn't great coverage even though I run it every other day. We need rain and it was supposed to last night and we got nothing (NW Suburbs).Grouse numbers have a cycle, I remember years of plenty of deer and years where it was sparse in my thirty years of deer hunting probably 3 cycles of each, walleye fishing on Leech Lake has gone from great to average to terrible to great again. Every March we all start guessing on ice out, this year since we had an early ice out the theories were that the walleyes would be in non-normal patterns on opener in Minnesota. Then it was cool once the ice went out and it was normal. The list goes on and on.The one constant that I've witnessed in my 45 years (I count in years not months like Bobby Bass and today is...yes...my birthday) is that there is no constant there is no "normal." I like it just like that. Maybe that's why I live in Minnesota not San Diego. I don't know how I would handle 68 and sunny every day. I love 68 and sunny but it needs to be framed in a world of 95 and humid and -10 and brutally cold (throw in a perfect 55 degree October day too!!!)So next time I see a post questioning the present situation, whether its rain, snow, duck numbers, deer numbers, fish numbers, invasive species concerns I will give it a little chuckle because I know that mother nature will ebb and flow but ultimately figure it out and we will be fine. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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