By: Bears Butt

Written on January 31st, 2012 , Uncategorized
By: Bears Butt


For you who are desirous to go hunting this fall, remember that on Feb. 1 you can put in for the hunt of your choice.  Also, remember that you are not guaranteed a tag.

I have included a link to the DWR website that shows you approximately how many hunters there were in each of the 30 units last year.  Of course the units last year were 5, but the DWR have taken the time to break the 5 into the 30 we will have to choose from this year.

Most of those reading this site were hunting in the new Unit 2.  This chart shows their best guess is a 16.1 to 100 buck to doe ratio.  Did you see 16 bucks last year?  I saw 4 and hunted 7 days of the 9 available days to hunt.  I guess I didn’t look under the right trees.

This chart has some interesting information.  One of which is that they guess 13% of the general deer season tag holders didn’t even go hunting.  I question this number, as it seems extremely high.

Anyway, FYI folks!

Bears Butt

Jan. 2012

Written on January 30th, 2012 , Hunting/Fishing/Trapping Stories
By: Bears Butt

Todays adventure is taking me to Mantua Res. for some ice fishing with a small group of boy scouts.  It should be an interesting day and I hope some of them catch a fish or two.  The reports are saying “slow fishing”, but then when you are a old as I am, slow is a relative term.  Hopefully there will be more to this report later in the day!

Bears Butt

Jan. 2012

Got back from the lake at about 3 p.m.  There were only 2 scouts that showed up and so the 5 of us went to the lake.  We had a sum total of 10 bites all day and no fish hookups.

I suggest to anyone reading this and thinking about going ice  fishing…do not go to Mantua…no body was catching anything.

We still had a great time though!

Written on January 28th, 2012 , Hunting/Fishing/Trapping Stories
By: Bears Butt

The following is a paraphrase of a birthday card my 10 year old granddaughter made for a good friend of hers.  Her parents made her make another one to give her friend because….well, you will understand when you read what she had written.

“Dear……,  Happy Birthday!  I’m so glad that I could come today to your birthday……gift…tomorrow….present because we have a huge problem in our house.  We have termites eating our wood and also our water heater was leaking.  So we have to replace our carpet and get lanolium.  So we have mold and we have to replace our kitchen.  So the next time you come to our house you are going to see a difference or see an ugly floor all torn out and see termites because I saw one with my own eyes!  Have a great birthday!  Your friend…Peace!”

Sydnie is such a sweet girl!

Bears Butt

Jan. 2012

Written on January 27th, 2012 , Just more stories
By: Bears Butt

40 tagged fish is worth the time to go fishing!

Written on January 27th, 2012 , Uncategorized
By: Bears Butt

Written on January 27th, 2012 , Jokes I like!
By: Bears Butt

Sorry about no new and good posts on here.  But I’m up to my arm pits in termites and decisions on what to do about them.

Life goes on.


Bears Butt

I just read that some termite protection has been found where the exterminator actually releases microscopic worms, called “Nematodes”, that chase down the termites and eat them…sort of the Nephites of the world.  If you get my drift.

Written on January 26th, 2012 , Uncategorized
By: Bears Butt

The DWR has available “on line” the 2012 big game guidebook for you to study.  Lots of changes to the deer hunt this year.  One very positive change it that youth (under 18) can apply for tags as groups of up to four.  As long as turn 14 or 18 on or before Aug. 21st.  This give kids a chance to draw limited entry tags as well as general tags and hunt as groups.  Remember too, that parents or other adult have to accompany youth that are under 16.

On a slightly negative side is the fact that the state deer hunt is being broken up into 30 separate units.  So when we apply we need to make sure we are all on the same page as to which unit we are applying.

On a VERY NEGATIVE note is the fact that we will NOT know how many tags are being offered for any of the units state wide.  We will be applying “blind”.  Another note is that the tags that are being offered are given to the Dedicated hunters first and foremost and then a percentage (15% I think) of the remaining tags will be dedicated to youth who have applied for that area.  Once those two things have been fulfilled, the rest of us will be in the drawing for the remaining tags.

Keep another thing in mind as well.  A couple of years ago they implemented a rule that says if you don’t apply for a limited entry/once in a lifetime/ or buy a point at least ONCE in a THREE YEAR period, you will LOSE any points you may have had accrued!  That is a big deal if you plan on hunting in some limited entry dream hunt in your lifetime.

Study the maps and make up your minds before the February 1st date.  You have until March 1st to apply.  It’s like we have said, “No Lead, No Dead” and this is no different…”No Apply, No Cry”…..

There will be follow up postings on this subject as we get closer to the application periods.

CRAWFORDS for some in 2012!!!!!!!!

Bears Butt

Jan. 2012

Written on January 24th, 2012 , Hunting/Fishing/Trapping Stories
By: Bears Butt

Now for all you students out there.  This is an actual copy of a Redneck student exam and it calls for a lot of Enngineering skills to figure out the answers…and YOU thought your last exam was a tough one!

Redneck Engineering Exam

1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10 pound possum.
2. Which of the following cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks in your front yard? a) ’66 Ford Fairlane b) ’69 Chevrolet Chevelle c) ’64 Pontiac GTO
3. If your uncle builds a still that operates at a capacity of 20 gallons of shine per hour, how many car radiators are necessary to condense the product?
4. A pulpwood cutter has chain saw that operates at 2700 rpm. The density of the pine trees in a plot to be harvested is 470 per acre. The lot is 2.3 acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How many Budweiser Tall-Boys will it take to cut the trees?
5. If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12 simultaneously, what would be the decrease in the ozone layer?
6. A front porch is constructed of 2×8 pine on 24-inch centers with a field rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16 feet. The porch floor is 1 inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how many hound dogs will be killed?
7. A man owns a house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an average slope of 15%. The man has 5 children. Can each of the children place a mobile home on the man’s land?
8. A 2-ton pulpwood truck is overloaded and proceeding down a steep grade on a secondary road at 45 mph. The brakes fail. Given the average traffic loading of secondary roads, how many people will swerve to avoid the truck before it crashes at the bottom of the mountain? For extra credit, how many of the vehicles that swerved will have mufflers and uncracked windshields?
9. A Coal Mine operates a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The mine employs 120 miners per shift. A gas warning is issued at the beginning of 3rd shift. How many cartons of unfiltered Camels will be smoked during the shift?
10. How many generations will it take before cattle develop two legs shorter than the others because of grazing along a mountainside?

Written on January 23rd, 2012 , Jokes I like!
By: Bears Butt

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