How – and where – we’re catching crappies and bass these days.
July 9, 2023
Michigan’s deer managers aim to enhance “deer hunting opportunities for Michigan deer hunters this year and beyond,” according to a recent news release announcing several changes in regulations.
That’s a good goal, more opportunities for the state’s hunters, implicitly to shoot more deer – but they fall short of what we need. We need more people who want to shoot more deer.
A central Pennsylvania pheasant-rearing facility has begun supplying New York with ring-necked pheasants in a restocking effort at DEC’s Reynolds Game Farm to provide birds for the state’s hunters this fall.
DEC is purchasing 30,000 birds from Mahantongo Game Farms, a sprawling commercial facility in Dalmatia, Pa., that’s been in operation since 1935, and is one of the largest game farms in the country. DEC is purchasing the pheasants for about $405,000 after losing its flock earlier this year to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
I know a painting so evanescent that it is seldom viewed at all, except by some wandering deer. It is a river who wields the brush, and it’s the same river who, before I can bring my friends to view his work, erases it forever — Aldo Leopold
Leopold is doing what he does best with this quote from “A Sand County Almanac.” First, he’s writing about a very precise spot, but is (I think?) using this specific case to write about more general topics.
It isn’t so much that life imitates art – or vice-versa – as it is that both are parallel tracks headed in the same direction.
And when you look at them out to the horizon where they merge, they appear to be a single line. All of which is a roundabout way of addressing fishing in movies. Or movies about fishing. Again two tracks, the same direction.