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Ran into these little guys yesterday. They were pretty pumped up about their hunt.

Looks like fall is here!


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Winter pheasant survival the last few years has been something of a crapshoot at Brambleberry Farm.

The abundance of predators, winged and four footed also have a say in how well the pheasant population survives to breed in the spring.

Here is a reason for optimism—yesterday I saw one heck of a good looking rooster making his way along the Ridge Road. Let’s hope he finds some companions of the female variety and multiplies.

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My penchant for napping while turkey hunting as a strategy (and a darn good one too I might add) is famous for producing results. So, having said that, consider the noisy squirrel that prevented me from napping during my latest hunt.

I was set up about 150 feet inside the treeline, leaning against a nice, comfortable oak. Each time I was getting ready to nod off the squirrel would hop and scurry thru the leaves. Involuntarily, I looked up even though my head told me that I would be seeing a big bushy tailed grey squirrel and not a turkey.

Finally, it must have seen me move, because it froze, still as could be, staring at me some 20 yards away, trying to determine if I was friend or foe. Its focus should have been elsewhere, because at that moment a hawk swooped down thru the trees and hit the squirrel hard, knocking it at least 6 or 7 feet, before pouncing on it and commencing to eat. I could not id the hawk. It had grayish bluish feathers but was not a red tail which I am used to seeing. It ate the squirrel for a minute at most before it noticed me and flew off with its meal securely clutched in its grasp

It was good to see that noisy fellow get his comeuppance.

Yours, Sure Shot Sam

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Our bartender for Pheasant Camp.

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There’s a definite chill in the air. It’s nearly archery deer season, the Packers are hot (and the Viqueen’s suck)…both, like last year are precursors to Pheasant Camp!

This undated photo (the silo’s still up so it must be from 2009) shows Sure Shot Sam and the Young Turks with a handsome slaughter of hand-fed birds SS keeps in the barn.

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