A food plot planted with grasses and seeds like clover, chicory, brassica and rape is a great way for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts to attract wild game.
The elusive morel mushroom makes its short-lasting appearance throughout the continental US during the warm Spring months, anywhere between March and May. Many hunter-gatherers will flock to the woods as weather conditions become just right for the little fungi to “pop” out of hiding. While the science surrounding these certain shrooms can be conflicting, one thing is certain – the collected bounty is definitely worth the hunt. Here we’ll go over a few facts about morels, handy tips on how to find them, and a few ways to enjoy them afterwards.
One evening this past winter, Hank greeted us in the driveway with a large antler shed, tail wagging at 60 mph awaiting approval. We didn’t think much of it until the next day when the matching shed appeared on our back doorstep. Together, they were recognizable as a wide 8 pointer we had captured on camera and passed up during the previous deer season. We just might have a shed hunter on our hands! I started to research how to go about training Hank, and found many informational articles to reach our goal. The following combines some of the most common tips, tricks and suggestions that have worked for other shed hunters in training their companions.
We’ve all been there. You head to the woods to check the game cameras, only to be scorned by a camera that has produced terrible photos, none at all, or the worst-case scenario, grew legs and magically disappeared (heartwrenching!). Keeping a few things in mind before placing your camera may help avoid frustration when retrieving it.
While tromping through the woods in mid-Missouri this early spring I have already experienced the presence of the dreaded Tick. How could they be out on the prowl this early in the year?
I was none too thrilled when my little Boston Terrier Max clearly had one attached on his neck. Luckily I saw it easily on his white hair. I was able to pull it off without a problem since it had not had much of a chance to embed a long way into the skin. I was quick to apply his next application of Frontline before our next trip to the woods where he could do his favorite activity-hunt for squirrels.
There’s nothing quite like a hearty breakfast to get your day started. In the summer months, my family is usually satisfied with a simple bowl of cereal. But when it gets cooler outside, I feel better knowing they’ve had a nice warm breakfast.
From time to time we will publish stories here that have a personal and local flavor. 4-H and FFA are near and dear to our hearts since many of our employees grew up belonging to these organizations. We learned life skills that have made us who we are today.