Wildlife in our gardens


#421

For the first time ever I saw a couple of buntings at our feeder last week. Assuming they were just passing through. We had an indigo and a painted bunting…beautfiul birds, unfortunately, I couldn’t get any pictures of them.


#422

heres the biggest species of deer in north america crossing my property onto my neighbors. was standing near my living room window when i 1st saw him.


#423


#424

Truly incredible beast there. I don’t think people who haven’t seen them in person realize how HUGE they really are…


#425

this one was a small yearling. he pruned my raspberry bushes last fall. he’s now about 400-500lbs. glad to see he/she made the winter. if hes a male he can get top 1200lbs by 4 yrs old. we saw 4 on the side of the road yesterday going to lowes . they come out to eat grass which is the 1st greens available this time of year. if you look at the bottom of the second pic, i just put out 3 fully leafed out currants. if the dogs wernt barking those would have been dinner!


#426

Moose?


#427

yes ma’am! we have more of them than deer up here. highest population in the lower 48.


#428

Oh yummmmm! So good!


#429

my daughter got a permit and got a 947lb bull with a 57in. rack 2 years ago. took 5 men and 2 4 wheelers tied together to pull him out of the swamp she shot him in. the meat is better than deer IMO.


#430

JUST WOW!!! A dream i hope to realize one day…


#431

i think the deadline to put in is may 15 online for the drawing. my brothers a Maine guide with 100% success rate guiding for moose. apply at maine department of inland fisheries and wildlife under moose permit applications. you might get lucky. a quarter the price to hunt them here compared to alaska.


#432

When is season if you don’t mind me asking? I am so busy when it is usually season I may have to wait almost 4 years till retirement. I will definitely look into it. It’s actually a bucket list item for me…I’m in the Wine and Liquor business and our busiest season just happens to be hunting season in most of the country


#433

there are 3 seasons each 6 days long . end of sept , second week of oct and 2nd week of nov. bull tags are usually the 1st 2 seasons , cows the last one. if you only want a bull tag you can say so on the application but cuts your chances of a drawing in half. cows have more tender meat anyway but a good bull is hard to resist. i have a 51in. bull on the wall from a '05 hunt.


#434

Now that could work. I can get the last week of September and POSSIBLY second week in October. We are blacked out November- December. No one goes anywhere except for Bereavement…Holidays are crazy in this business. Thanks for the Info. Moose. Very cool. I will be looking into a Tag. if i get something I’ll get with you for Info. to your brother. I mean …Really…100% success rate ! Just doesn’t get any better than that. Can you use Center Fire rifles? Where I was raised in Ohio you could only use shotgun until just a year ago. They finally changed it and can use Straight wall cartridges. i do have a Rossi Lever in 454 Casull so i can do either. Just curious


#435

Sorry guys. I get all excited. I’ll quit hijacking the thread…:roll_eyes:


#436

This morning: May 2, 2018

Dax


#437

can use anything but bigger is better! :wink:


#438

I posted this a while back but the same Female Blackcapped chickadee has been coming to the nesting box near my grape arbor since early April. She had a male mate but I don’t see him flying with her anymore and I also do not see him bringing her food. She appears to take short trips to my Cherry tree and the surrounding bushes for insects, and also a nearby feeder in the next yard over for seeds.


#439

This ladybug is helping thin out the bugs while I thin fruit starts from our Mid Pride Peach tree.


#440

Boys will be boys