Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Game Glide - the hottest new hunting tool

Game Glide - the hottest new hunting tool

   My 2004 Monster Buck taken with a shotgun here in Pulaski County Indiana.

    This is My 2006 Monster Buck Taken with shotgun here in Pulaski County Indiana.

   Jeremy Wildermuth's 2009 Monster Buck taken here in Pulaski County Indiana with a shotgun.

If You Havent Tried A Thermacell,Then Your Missing out.These Things Work Great,and you cant beat the price.They keep the mosquito's away up to 15 feet,and there is no spraying anything on you,you just turn it on and click the ignitor and thats it!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I Found This Mature Bald Eagle on May 11th 2010 in Royal Center Indiana.He Was roosting in a Tall Tree by Himself and then flew to this low spot in a field down the Road.I Have Seen Several Eagles in the past 2 Months but Wasnt Even Looking for This One and There He Was.Just Goes To Show,You Can Never Leave Home Without Your Camera!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The tall, long-legged great blue heron is the most common and largest of North American herons.
Great blue herons are waders, typically seen along coastlines, in marshes, or near the shores of ponds or streams. They are expert fishers. Herons snare their aquatic prey by walking slowly, or standing still for long periods of time and waiting for fish to come within range of their long necks and blade-like bills. The deathblow is delivered with a quick thrust of the sharp bill, and the prey is swallowed whole. Great blue herons have been known to choke to death by attempting to swallow fish too large for their long, S-shaped necks. Though they are best known as fishers, mice constitute a large part of their diet, and they also eat insects and other small creatures.
Great blue herons' size (3.2 to 4.5 feet/1 to 1.4 meters) and wide wingspan (5.5 to 6.6 feet/1.7 to 2 meters) make them a joy to see in flight. They can cruise at some 20 to 30 miles (32 to 48 kilometers) an hour.
Though great blue herons hunt alone, they typically nest in colonies. They prefer tall trees, but sometimes nest in low shrubs. Females produce two to seven eggs, which both parents protect and incubate. Chicks can survive on their own by about two months of age.
The all-white color morph found in the Caribbean and southern Florida is often called the great white heron, but it is in fact the same species.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Well its Only May and the Bucks are Starting to get their Antlers Back.Around the End of July and Beginning of August I normally Start going out and video taping Whitetail Deer.I Have In the past Gotten Some Real Monster Bucks on Video.This Year Will Be No different except for this Year I Have A Great Camera and Will Be Using Some Footage for Our Hunting DVD That we Hope to Be Coming Out With Sometime Next Spring.Well Thanks for Stopping By and We Hope to See You Back on Our Blog! 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Got Yet another Bald Eagle on Video Today,with an Immature one also.I Have Found A Nest about 1/4 of a mile from where I have been seeing these birds and Hope to Capture some Footage of them in the Nest Soon.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  • The Red-shouldered Hawk is divided into five subspecies. The four eastern forms contact each other, but the West Coast form is separated from the eastern forms by 1600 km (1000 mi). The northern form is the largest. The form in very southern Florida is the palest, having a gray head and very faint barring on the chest.
  • Although the American Crow often mobs the Red-shouldered Hawk, sometimes the relationship is not so one-sided. They may chase each other and try to steal food from each other. They may also both attack a Great Horned Owl and join forces to chase the owl out of the hawk's territory.
  • By the time they are five days old, nestling Red-shouldered Hawks can shoot their feces over the edge of their nest. Bird poop on the ground is a sign of an active nest.
  • The Great Horned Owl often takes nestling Red-shouldered Hawks, but the hawk occasionally turns the tables. While a Red-shouldered Hawk was observed chasing a Great Horned Owl, its mate took a young owl out of its nest and ate it.
The immature bald eagle, such as seen here, is sometimes mistaken for a golden eagle. However, young bald eagles have more white mottled into their coloration overall. The golden eagle is more solid in color, and it has a beak that is more blue-black, with a nearly black tip.

Eagles molt in patches, taking almost half a year to replace feathers, starting with the head and working downward. Not all feathers are replaced in a given molt. Until the bald eagle is mature, the replacement feathers are of different colors. As adults, the belly and back are dark, while the head is pure white. The distinct juvenile pattern, signaling that a bird is not ready to breed, may reduce aggression from territorial adults.

As juvenile bald eagles mature, their head and tail feathers gradually turn white; simultaneously the eyes and beak gradually turn yellow. Complete transformation to maturity is achieved sometime in the fifth year.

After fledging, young eagles stay near the nest for six to nine weeks practicing their ability to fly and hunt. The parents cannot tell juveniles how to hunt, they have to learn by watching the parents and practicing. During this time, they seem to spend more time looking at prey than they do actually attacking it.
Until the first winter after they fledge, young eagles near the nest are often still fed by their parents, but have little other contact with them. Although a young eagle has the instincts to hunt, it lacks the skills. Eventually, they learn to soar and spot prey. If food is scarce during the winter, it could die.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The six types of cormorants found in North America are the double-crested cormorant, the neotropic cormorant, the Brandt's cormorant, the red-faced cormorant, the great cormorant and the pelagic cormorant.

The double-crested cormorant is by far the most prolific of these water birds. They have been found south from Alaska, across Canada, throughout the U.S., and into Mexico and the Caribbean.

The typical cormorant has a long neck and elongated body with a hooked bill; the double-crested cormorant has a wingspan of up to 4 feet.

Unlike other waterfowl, such as ducks and geese, the cormorant lacks oily feathers that make the bird waterproof; so cormorants are often seen with their wings outstretched as they dry them.

Fish make up the bulk of a cormorant's diet. The birds will dive under the water and pursue fish, capturing them with their hooked bills.

The nest of the cormorant can be in a tree, on a cliff or on the ground. It is constructed of sticks as well as any other available materials the cormorant has access to, such as plastic, rope and even parts of dead birds.
Someone went wild with the paint brush when the “Woodie” was created. You can’t help but notice the male Wood Duck’s brightly colored and multicolored plumage. However, the artist didn’t stop there; he went on to embellish this little guy with white stars and bars, a perky crest, a red eye and a distinctive reddish bill! The Woodie is secretive and shy. It is not easy to find because its usual habitat is wooded areas. We were lucky enough to find several city parks (yes in the middle of the big city!) which had nest boxing programs where these ducks were breeding.

The male has jewel-like colors of green, purple and blue with a white spotted rusty colored breast bordered by white bars, tan sides and iridescent blue wing patches. He has a white chin and white face stripes with a mostly red bill. The female looks brown; however, she is really of combination of shinny soft bronzes, and blues. She has lighter flanks, a white belly, a dark crest, and a white tear drop shape around the eyes. Both have large eyes in relation to their bodies. The juvenile is like the female but is spotted below. A male in eclipse looks like the female but will have a lot of white under the chin while still retaining his red bill.

The Wood Duck is found in wooded swamps, rivers and ponds. It will visit fresh water marshes in the late summer and fall. It winters on the Pacific Coast north to Washington and in six states of the Deep South.

When it swims, it bobs its head back and forth, but rarely dives. It is a surface feeder, feeding on plant materials. It also feeds on duckweed, insects, invertebrates, berries, nuts, seeds, and acorns which are crushed in its gizzard. When not feeding, the Wood Duck can be found standing on one leg on fallen trees or stumps, preening and resting. It may look like it is half asleep but it is always on alert. It can rise almost vertically into the air. It flies rapidly and it is agile enough to dodge through the trees. It makes a sound like a rising whistle. The Woodie’s legs are more forward on the body so it can perch in trees.

Most of the mating ducks head north, but young female Wood Ducks typically nest close to where they were hatched. In Wood Ducks, preening around the eyes and face is an important part of courtship. The courtship and mating takes place on the water or even under the water. Females may lay several clutches. The nest is a bed of down in a tree cavity high off the ground, but they will also nest in boxes. If nesting boxes are too close together, the female may lay eggs in her neighbors nest. This can result in clutches of up to 40 eggs and incubation often fails. When things are normal, the female lays 10-15 whitish eggs. The male does not incubate. He will desert the female before the eggs hatch and will congregate with other males while he molts. When the ducklings are about a day old, the female will call to them and the young will jump from their nest, opening their tiny wings to help brake the fall. The female prefers her nest to be near or over water so when the ducklings jump, they can swim and find food as soon as they leave the nest. She remains with them about 8-10 weeks until they are able to fly.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

While searching for fish, the familiar Belted Kingfisher perches conspicuously on a limb over a river or lake. On sighting a fish it flies from its post and hovers like a tern over the water before plunging after its prey. In addition, it may eat crabs, crayfish, salamanders, lizards, mice, and insects. Often a kingfisher patrols a regular beat along a stream or lakeshore, stopping at favourite exposed perches along the way. When flying from one perch to another, often a good distance apart, it utters its loud rattling call.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

River otters are amphibious creatures known for their intelligence and playful nature. They can be found swimming in rivers, lakes and even in ocean bays. Their streamlined, sinuous bodies and long flattened tail helps propel the otter gracefully through the clear waters of North America. Otters are also excellent hunters, using sensory hairs on the snout called vibrissae to sense water turbulence that help them locate their meal of fish, mollusks and other small invertebrate.

Though solitary and wary of strangers, river otters can be sociable and easily domesticated creatures. They also are incredibly playful. Otters like to wrestle, chase one another around and slide down slick or snow-covered riverbanks. No hibernation for these little guys; otters are active year round. A layer of fat right underneath the skin and thick fur helps protect them even in the coldest of waters and winters.

River otter's fur consists of two layers; a coarse, waterproof outer coat and a softer, finer layer that keeps the animal warm. When in the water air bubbles cling to the outer hairs, covering the otter in what appears to be a silvery sheen. Unfortunately for otters, people enjoy their luxurious coats as well and are hunted their pelts. The popularity of otter fur outerwear has contributed to the dramatic decrease of river otters for the past 200 years. However, hunting isn't the only cause for the river otter's demise.

Although once abundant in North America, river otters have suffered greatly from habitat loss, water pollution, the fur trade and other threats. Historically, river otters were found in great numbers in the waterways and coastal areas throughout Canada and the United States. Today, river otters have been virtually eliminated in many parts of their original range. Heavily populated areas in the Midwest, East Coast and the Southeast have been greatly affected. Thanks to successful reintroduction efforts, otter populations are slowly being restored in many of these states, and lucky for us, Indiana is one of them.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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American Eagle - Video: Full Episode - Bald Eagles | Nature

American Eagle - Video: Full Episode - Bald Eagles | Nature

The green head and yellow bill of the mallard duck is a familiar sight to many people living in the Northern hemisphere. In fact, the mallard is thought to be the most abundant and wide-ranging duck on Earth.

Mallards prefer calm, shallow sanctuaries, but can be found in almost any body of freshwater across Asia, Europe, and North America. They’re also found in saltwater and brackish water and are commonly found in wetlands.

The male, or drake, is the more distinctively colored of the mallards. Its iconic green head sits atop a white neckband that sets off a chestnut-colored chest and gray body. Females are mottled drab brown in color, but sport iridescent purple-blue wing feathers that are visible as a patch on their sides. They grow to about 26 inches (65 centimeters) in length and can weigh up to 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms).

Mallard groups can often be seen head dipping or completely upending in the water. They rarely dive though, spending their time near the surface and dabbling for invertebrates, fish, amphibians, and a variety of plants. They also graze on land, feeding on grains and plants.

Mated pairs migrate to and breed in the northern parts of their range and build nests on the ground or in a protected cavity. They normally lay about a dozen eggs, and the incubation period lasts just under a month. Mallards are territorial during much of this period, but once incubation is well underway, males abandon the nest and join a flock of other males.

Caught This Hawk Trying To Catch its Lunch Just off of A Walking Trail and Wabash River In Downtown Logansport IN.
Red Tailed Hawks are also A Very Pretty Meat Eating Bird that is Nice to See.They also like the Eagles build Huge Nests in the Tops of Trees.Though Not as large as the Eagles,These Birds are Awsome To Watch and Photograph.
There has been lots of talk about the Bald Eagles on the Wabash River Here in Logansport Indiana.They are also on the Eel River.It is simply amazing to see and watch the magnificent birds as they score the rivers for fish.They Have Been Taken off of the Endangered Species List Here in Indiana.If You Have Any Pictures of Bald Eagles Feel free to Send them To me In Email and I will Try to Post them on Our site.(

Eagles on the Wabash River

The bald eagle, with its snowy-feathered (not bald) head and white tail, is the proud national bird symbol of the United States—yet the bird was nearly wiped out there. For many decades, bald eagles were hunted for sport and for the "protection" of fishing grounds. Pesticides like DDT also wreaked havoc on eagles and other birds. These chemicals collect in fish, which make up most of the eagle's diet. They weaken the bird's eggshells and severely limited their ability to reproduce. Since DDT use was heavily restricted in 1972, eagle numbers have rebounded significantly and have been aided by reintroduction programs. The result is a wildlife success story—the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has upgraded the birds from endangered to threatened.

Though their numbers have grown in much of their range, bald eagles remain most abundant in Alaska and Canada. These powerful birds of prey use their talons to fish, but they get many of their meals by scavenging carrion or stealing the kills of other animals. (Such thievery famously prompted Ben Franklin to argue against the bird's nomination as the United State's national symbol.) They live near water and favor coasts and lakes where fish are plentiful, though they will also snare and eat small mammals.

Bald eagles are believed to mate for life. A pair constructs an enormous stick nest—one of the bird-world's biggest—high above the ground and tends to a pair of eggs each year. Immature eagles are dark, and until they are about five years old, they lack the distinctive white markings that make their parents so easy to identify. Young eagles roam great distances. Florida birds have been spotted in Michigan, and California eagles have traveled all the way to Alaska.


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