Just another observation

A  lot of people who say they  will stand up against Nazis  are often expressing the same views that Nazis do.  I wonder if they really know what a Nazi is and what it means to be a Nazi. It seems that they would carry out the same acts as Nazis, as long as they’re not calling themselves Nazis.

Pet Food

There are only two pet food brands I trust. Orijen and Blue Wilderness.

Buddy the Cat will be nine this year. He’s huge but healthy. Luci the Dog is, I think, over fifteen and she still runs and jumps. I like to think it’s the food I feed them.

An example of how the DNR does not make sense

Seems like I’m blogging about hunting lately. The other day I blogged about my frustration with the DNR and their regulations. Yesterday I blogged about coyotes near my hunting ground. Today I’m combining those two topics to give you an example of how the DNR does not make sense.

One rule is, at sundown, when most hunting hours end, you’re supposed to unload your weapon. Most hunters call it a day at sundown and will unload their weapons before they head in. If a DNR agent happens along and finds them with a loaded weapon, he’ll fine them and take their weapon as a prize.

You with me so far?

Okay, now coyote hunting is legal year-round, because coyote have been a problem. There have been reports of them chasing people, killing pets and livestock, and causing all sorts of damage. But not only is coyote hunting legal year-round, you can also hunt coyote at night, you just can’t use centerfire rifles when you do.

In order to hunt coyote legally, you need a Base/Small Game license. Every hunter has a Base/Small Game license, because you can’t purchase a Deer, Turkey or any other hunting license unless you first purchase a Base/Small Game license.

I’m not really interested in hunting coyote. I would only shoot a coyote if it was going to attack me or if it was causing some damage. But then, that’s why coyote hunting is legal year-round and why you can hunt coyote at night. Damage control.

So, when I finish hunting, I’d prefer to have my weapon loaded as I walk back to the house. I don’t want to  encounter a coyote pack and not have a loaded weapon.

According to the DNR, that is not legal. But according to the Base/Small Game license, it is legal. When I finish deer hunting, I could be coyote hunting, and therefore have my weapon loaded and ready.

I don’t see how a DNR agent would have grounds to fine me and take my weapon if I have a Base/Small Game license that allows me to hunt coyote at night.

Coyotes in the Woods

I was just reading the comments on a Field & Stream survival article. Several hunters are saying they’ve been stalked by coyotes while making their way back to their trucks at sundown.

I know a lone coyote ain’t nothin’ to be afraid of. But a pack is another thing. There are coyotes in my woods, a lot of them. I never see them, but I hear them all the time when I’m hunting.

Sometimes when I’m on my way back to the house, I hear something rushing through the tall grass, or sometimes I’ll glance to the side and see something moving. It could be a deer, or it could be a coyote or even a cougar.

It scares the crap out of me. I’ll often yell a series of foul words in hopes of scaring it off, whatever the hell it is. But if it’s with a pack, I reckon it will not scare easily.

I’m always a little jumpy when walking back to the house at sundown. It’s creepy out there.

Another Today

Today, I decided to do my grocery shopping at the new Dollar General on the corner. I was able to get most of the items on my shopping list from the same spot. Didn’t need to go up and down the aisles, just had to open a few refrigerated compartments. They had everything I wanted, except steak.

The cashier caught me off guard when she did some ASL. I should’ve signed back, but I so stupidly didn’t think to, and instead quacked with my beak.