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Monthly Archives: April 2020

When you want to be outside and you’re stuck inside sometimes the best cure is to watch something about the outdoors. Here are some of my picks to help get through the ever-lengthening stay-at-home orders: Jeremiah Johnson This used to be standard background viewing while I cleaned guns or rigged fishing equipment. It chronicles the life of a mountain man in the 1840s. Based partly on the biography of a real mountain… Read More

Much of my adult life has spent coping with the fact that I never have enough time to do the things I want to do. With that in mind, the stay-at-home order here in Vermont is more of a blessing than a curse. There are several spots I’ve been wanting to scout out for hunting in the Green Mountain National ForestĀ for several years and now I finally have the time. I’ve primarily… Read More

Conditions on Lake Shaftsbury Tuesday, 4/14/20, were mostly overcast, cold and windy. The lake was recently stocked with 1 and 2 year old rainbows. There were several cars already there when I arrived around 6:30. I’d never fished this lake before so it took some exploring to get sorted. Having a boat helped me cover more water and avoid the other anglers. The first fish of the day came as a surprise…. Read More