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Hunting Late Season Lawn Geese in Maryland
With duck season finished, and only a few days left in goose season, I felt like I needed another good hunt.  Though there was some ice on the river, the true cold hadn't yet arrived.   My buddy Joe, a fellow habitat restoration nerd, was reviewing bids for...
With duck season finished, and only a few days left in goose season, I felt like I needed another good hunt. Though there was some ice on the river, the true cold hadn't yet arrived. My buddy Joe, a fellow habitat restoration nerd, was reviewing bids for a wetland construction project, ...
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Hunting Tough Late Season Geese in Chestertown, Maryland
The challenging waterfowl season continued, with mild weather and bluebird days.  My trip to Florida had really killed my ability to scout the property that I lease outside of Chestertown, so I accepted an invite in nearby Worton (actually closer to Chester...
The challenging waterfowl season continued, with mild weather and bluebird days. My trip to Florida had really killed my ability to scout the property that I lease outside of Chestertown, so I accepted an invite in nearby Worton (actually closer to Chesterown than my lease).
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Another Foggy Hunt for Diving Ducks
As the lackluster duck season lurched past its mid-point, aerial waterfowl surveys revealed what hunters already knew:  geese and ducks concentrated at major river mouths, not making significant upriver forays for food or shelter.   Well, although we were l...
As the lackluster duck season lurched past its mid-point, aerial waterfowl surveys revealed what hunters already knew: geese and ducks concentrated at major river mouths, not making significant upriver forays for food or shelter. Well, although we were less than six miles from three of those ...
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Five Things I Learned by Meeting State Lawmakers on Maryland Blaze and Camo Day
Last week, I attended the Maryland Hunting Coalition's "Blaze and Camo Day," where about 100 hunters from mountain hollers and big cities; black, white, and Hispanic, Democrat and Republican, showed up to thank Maryland lawmakers for considering the huge po...
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What is the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation? Part I.
We're only five weeks into 2015, and across the country, state-level policy debates are raging over the role of recreational hunting and fishing in the public-funded management of wildlife species.   Anti-hunters include Maryland horse enthusiasts who wish ...
We're only five weeks into 2015, and across the country, state-level policy debates are raging over the role of recreational hunting and fishing in the public-funded management of wildlife species. Anti-hunters include Maryland horse enthusiasts who wish to commercialize the sale of deer meat, ...
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Questions about the North American Model of Wildlife Management (Part III)
The North American Model of Wildlife Management is that wildlife populations are managed to levels consistent with scientific sustainability, and if possible, to levels desired by the public.  Under this paradigm, Wildlife are classified as game, non-game, ...
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Kindergarten Signing Day in Maryland
I grew up in a pretty bucolic spot on the earth, though if I were to describe it, it would sound a lot like a swamp.   It was the kind of place where children used to, and still go to school based on whatever public school district overlays their home.  To ...
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Why Maryland's "Rain Tax" Won't Go Away....or Get Cheaper
Rain is harmless! Why tax it?   Photo by Gerritt Carver, U. of South Alabama I believe in the swinging pendulum of American politics.  And since I'm an Independent voter in a Democrat-dominated state, that means I have to simultaneously rejoice and cower wh...
I believe in the swinging pendulum of American politics. And since I'm an Independent voter in a Democrat-dominated state, that means I have to simultaneously rejoice and cower when Republicans are elected, especially on "change" based platforms. Hooray for gun rights!
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Another Foggy Hunt for Diving Ducks

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Surf Fishing Southwest Florida
Fish are exothermic species, meaning cold blooded.  When you've lived most of your life surf fishing water that's 45-75 degrees in the Mid-Atlantic region, you get used to a certain regularity of action.  That's a nice way of saying "sitting still for hours...
Fish are exothermic species, meaning cold blooded. When you've lived most of your life surf fishing water that's 45-75 degrees in the Mid-Atlantic region, you get used to a certain regularity of action. That's a nice way of saying "sitting still for hours and waiting for one giant fish to wake ...
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Baltimore's 2015 Fiscal Cliff - The Aftermath (Part 3 of 3)
Baltimore, where I've lived for most of the last 20 years, and have owned a home for the last 11 years,  has survived the recession.  That is to say Baltimore is not Detroit.  The reasons for this are legion but I believe the most three significant positive...
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Thanks for checking out my profile!  I live and breathe the outdoors, and I hope it shows in my rants, tall tales, and indulgent photography.  I work as a habitat restoration project manager and a part-time college professor, currently teaching Environmental Science.   I've lived all my life in the American Mid-Atlantic and I seek both adventure and peace on its rivers, forests, and marshes.  I share it all with my wife Amy and son Hank.
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