October Recap

Spent a lot of time up in the NMW in October this year. Made lots of great memories with Matt, Dad and Abby. These included Matt’s first bird in the air with a gun his gramps gave him and limiting out on another day using his Pepe’s single shot road gun (got 1 in the air with it too!). Birds were plentiful all but one day with our best day seeing about 40 birds.

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Abby started the month let’s say with youthful exuberance. After being on close to 100 birds she really started to come around, be cautious and get some great points. Still lots of work to do on steady after flush through to after shot. That’s for the Spring though. After the holidays we’ll do some more with forced fetch… she’s still having trouble there.

Matt and I hauled the camper out on October 26th. Hauling out was an uneventful experience, which we all hope for when we’re towing. I had been a little concerned about some planned bridge work up there at Pittston Farm and Leadbetter would be a major hassle. We only had to go around and across Seeboomook dam one time which adds about an hour of travel time. They finished the bridge work at Leadbetter the day before we pulled out. Kudos to NMW for making it as painless as possible.

The following video has some of the NMW campsites chronicled as well as some of the sights and wildlife we encountered. Hope you enjoy!

Just a week…

What a difference a week makes in the North woods. The peak foliage is past now up there and it’s getting relatively cool at night.

Photo from October 7th

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Same spot October 12…

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On Saturday the 13th we started the day at 34 degrees and it never got above 37 degrees. The birds were everywhere though and we counted at least 40 seen. We’ll not talk about Friday the 12th… the weather was rainy and windy… not a good combination for finding birds.

Get out there and enjoy it while you can!

North Maine Woods – Week 1

Wow, the North Maine Woods was in all her glory this past week. The weather cooperated, for the most part, and the colors were just fantastic.

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Abigael (Abby) at our campsite at Leadbetter Falls.

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Our first campsite at Leadbetter… a pretty nice view of the North Branch of the Penobscot River!

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North Branch of the Penobscot River along the Golden Road looking at Green Mtn.

We ended up moving the trailer to another site at Leadbetter when that opened up. This other site is more private and is right beside the falls.

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We saw a few moose, a big deer and about 20 Partridge per day (25 in the last half day we we hunted). Next week I’ll post a video of the trip up there and another of driving around and of some of the other campsites.