The Passion of Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is a very personal and serious endeavour.  We all react differently to the feelings this primal pursuit brings.  Asks any hunter who is willing to break the silence of this very personal passion to describe what hunting is.  They will provide you with their own personal insight on the topic, and, dare I say a reflection of who they are at their core.

Many try to distill the ethereal experience of hunting into words, media, or an easy way to convey it to those who have never experienced it. or perhaps just a way to preserve the feeling for future reflection.  Many try, most fail.  So when someone comes along who is able to elegantly and accurately provide a glimpse at the profound experience that is hunting, I take notice.

Dare I say that the folks at Rockhouse Motion have put together a video that both inspires and touches the hearts of both hunters and non-hunters alike.

I must say, I have never seen the topic of hunting portayed so well in such perfect cultural, emotional and spiritual context.

Good Job Guys!

Now take a gander for yourself and enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/93316112

Ontario Turtles

As I pulled into work today on my bike, I noticed we had a visitor in our gravel parking lot. A fair sized Northern Map? turtle had decided to start digging what I think was a nest.

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Due to the location it picked, I doubt the turtle or the eggs would have survived,  So I relocated it to the nearby water front.

In honour of my unexpected guest this morning I thought I would share this handy dandy guide to Ontarios Turtles.

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As a reminder, if you see these creatures on a roadway and can safely stop, be kind and relocate them to a safer local.

Some turtles have very long breading cycles and their population is very susceptible to road kills.

Cheers from my driveway,

Albert

One Year in the Wild…

WordPress sent me an alert today; Apparently it has been one years since my inaugural post on this blog. Time certainly does fly when your having fun, or in my case, when your catching fish.
Thanks to all my readers and followers for your patronage and bearing with me on the learning curve to a successful outdoor blog!
Cheers from the Wild
Albert

Lyme Disease Update – Private Memebrs Bill

As a hunter, Lyme disease is a very scary possibility each time I venture into the woods.  But as much as it is a scary possibility for me, it is a debilitating reality for a growing many Canadians and American alike.

Unfortunately, this disease often takes second stage to many of the more prominent diseases, however, for the afflicted, it is no less damaging, and no less destructive.  Sadly, the reality is this disease is often miss-diagnosed and treatment must often be sought out side of the country.

So when I heard that action was being taken to provide solutions, on a federal level in the form of a private members bill, I was ecstatic.

Currently in its second reading and heading for a third, Bill C-442 hopes to convene a Canada wide conference to develop a national strategy on preventing and dealing with Lyme disease.

For those of you not familiar with this Bill I have attached links to media coverage of the bill (link 1) and to a summary of the bill itself (link 2)

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/making-a-federal-case-out-of-lyme-disease-1.1712200

http://openparliament.ca/bills/41-2/C-442/

Here’s hoping we are one step closer to solving the endemic that is Lyme disease in Canada.

Cheers from the Wild

Albert