When deer day arrives .... Smoke curls up from a central fire, greetings from the other hunt camps soon arrive, and the hunters sit around the fire talking about the deer they bagged, the ones they missed, and the ones they hope to bag. The stories we hear year after year but never grow tired of. On this page we share stories of our deer encounters. By reading these stories we can develop our own hunting techniques and learn from what others used or did in different situations.
From egg to old age, after all, this bird is on the lunch menu of virtually every predator in the forest, including snakes, skunks, raccoons, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, crows, owls and hawks.
So how challenging can they really be to hunt? More so than you’d think. Actually, the constant threat of predators has forced the wild turkey to become a master of escape. And for that it has developed some remarkable life-saving defences, such as incredible eyesight, hearing and speed.
Turkeys can spot motion at extreme distances, and they have phenomenal peripheral vision—in the order of 320 degrees. If you can see a turkey’s head, it’s almost certain that it can see you and over short distances, it’s faster than a white-tailed deer. Enjoy these stories of one of the hardest to hunt the Wild Turkey.
ESSEX COUNTY PREDATORS......
The howls of coyotes have become familiar nighttime sounds across the county, even in the suburbs. When you hear their song, you know that they are there.
The coyote is perhaps the most adaptable and controversial predator. Intelligent and secretive, they are more often heard than seen. Yet, unlike other predators, coyotes survive comfortably in suburban and even urban areas.
Everyday about 4 o’clock the geese fly over by the hundreds towards the lake. Our house, just on the edge of town is the direct flight back to Lake Erie for them. With elevated goose numbers bring some of the BEST of the BEST waterfowl hunting you can find. Join us as we share tips and tricks as well as some great stories about the Canada's Waterfowl.
Crouched behind a large spruce tree, I watched in amazement as a massive bull displayed his dominance on a nearby ridge. Powerful grunts followed by vigorous raking captured the undivided attention of two cows standing a short distance away. It was early October, peak of the moose rut. The lovesick moans held his attention but weren't enough to close the deal. So I stepped it up a notch. After emitting a series of low grunts, I grabbed a nearby log and raked the tree branches before me.
This is just one of the great experiences that you can read about on our moose page. For most folks in our area a trip to the near north is required but usually worth talking about for years to come.
Bear hunting is by far one of the best hunts for excitement. The thrill of sitting in the stand and waiting for a 300 lb. black bear to appear is a heart thumping experience for sure. The trip to the near North is one that is anticipated every year. There are a broad range of styles for hunting bears from the fully guided hunt to a do-it-yourself type hunt; From stalking your trophy to a baited stand hunt. This page lists many stories of how different people got their bears.