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Tag Archives: Bob Cram

The Outdoor Notebook – A Quick Walk in the Woods

BobCram

I took a walk in the woods the other day. It might seem strange to say that, from someone who spends a lot of time in our woodlands. But the constraints of work, family, and chores that need to be done before winter, limits the time I can actually get out and walk this time of year. It’s always a ... Read More »

The Outdoor Notebook – Second Week of Moose Hunting

BobCram

This is the second week of Maine’s annual fall moose hunt. As usual, figures aren’t available from the state on hunter success, or lack thereof, during the first week of moose hunting the last of September. The talk around is that it was very successful and a lot of local residents saw moose on trailers and pickups all during that ... Read More »

The Outdoor Notebook – Learning Outdoor Skills

BobCram

Knowledge about outdoor crafts and skills comes from a variety of sources. Some things are picked up by reading authoritative books and articles. Videos are another great source for learning. And, of course, the best way of learning may be from someone who has actually lived the life and developed the skills. I don’t know of anyone who is interested ... Read More »

The Outdoor Notebook – Small Game Hunting Starts Next Week

BobCram

This coming Monday marks the start of Maine’s yearly small game hunting season. October is also the month for our special archery hunting season for dear, but let’s concentrate on the small game aspect of the season right now. During the tenth month we can hunt for such varied game as ruffed grouse, snowshoe hares (rabbits, to most of us), ... Read More »

The Outdoor Notebook – Moose Season Begins Next Week

BobCram

Next week is the first week of Maine’s annual fall moose hunt. On Monday, the lucky recipients of moose permits, together with their sub-permittees and often a whole entourage of interested spectators, will disperse into the Maine woods in search of our largest trophy animal and enough protein to last through an entire northern winter. For some moose hunters, this ... Read More »

The Outdoor Notebook – Things I’ll Miss about Summer

BobCram

If we needed any such indicator, the much cooler nights recently are a sure indicator that fall is nearly upon us. Some leaves are starting the turn already, from summer green to stark and beautiful autumn colors. I love the fall, with its crisp air, the fresh flood of garden and orchard produce, the hunting seasons and cooler, more comfortable ... Read More »

The Outdoor Notebook – Spruce Grouse Numbers Up

Bob Cram

Several folks who prowl the backcountry agree with me that this seems to be a big year for spruce grouse. In fact, the last several years have experienced an increase in spruce grouse numbers and that fact makes it just a little more difficult for bird hunters to stay within the law. As most hunters know, there is no open ... Read More »

The Outdoor Notebook – Bear Season Starts This Week

Bob Cram

Maine’s bear hunting season began Monday. It’s the first of the big game hunting seasons that stretch through most of the fall. This, plus the fact that Saturday is the first of September, are clear indicators, despite the warm weather we’ve been having, that summer is nearly over. Maine has lots of black bears, the largest resident population of any ... Read More »

The Outdoor Notebook – Using Edged Tools

BobCram

Outdoor oriented folks seem to be recognized all too often by their differences. Fisher folk may have little to do with hunters. Hunters sometimes look down on rafters. Even in the hunting community, bird hunters with dogs often curl their lips at those who road hunt. But outdoor people are united in one area; that of using edged tools. Few ... Read More »