Sunday, July 16, 2017

"Locals" And "Natives" And A Request

Local, but not a native. This wild brown trout came to hand this morning. In only a few hours several more of his friends joined in, along with a native who was not ready for camera action and dropped the fly as the camera focused in on his wild beauty.



Now this is native, and local. I have two farms that within a few miles of home. Sweet corn is available at both of them. These will be steamed and served with butter for supper tonight.


Native tomatoes are a super favorite of mine. They are awesome in salads but they are equally as good as a sandwich. I like them sliced thin and piled high on a poppy seed roll.


Native blueberries. These were picked this morning. Some for breakfast and some for desert tonight.


And now the request. For the last 20 or so years my son and I have had access to a parcel of private land on which we were allowed to hunt deer. Two years ago the landowner passed on and we no longer are able to hunt the land. What I'm asking is that anyone who has a parcel of land of at least 20 acres and would allow hunting to contact me. I would like permission to hunt deer on your land. We are ethical hunters and respect all that surrounds the deer hunt. If you have or know of someone who would be willing to allow my son and I to hunt, please contact me Alan..at uppahdam@aol.com. Thanks in advance.




















19 comments:

  1. Alan
    I hope you and your son are fortunate enough to find a place to hunt in your area there. Fresh veggies are big in our diet year round, especially the tomatoes. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill I have faith.
      Tomatoes are so delicious in a salad, and when they are so fresh makes them all the better.

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  2. Alan, Are you looking for hunting in CT, or back in PA? I'm thinking rifle, or are you open to Archery?
    Awesome veggies and brownie!

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will I'm looking for CT. We hunt PA state land, but would like to hunt CT on private land. Rifle-shotgun.

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  3. I will just echo what Bill said, by all means hope you have success in your search for a parcel of land to hunt on and those hunting memories can continue to be built. Oh, and, those vegetables look outstanding too me. I can taste them now!

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    1. The Bluegill Bug
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      Mel, keeping the faith.
      I can take veggies for the most part, but native fresh quickly bring it to the top.

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  4. Looked like another bomber in that Brown's mouth. Works down here in VA as well.

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    1. gerry
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      Gerry it sure is. Browns love the bomber as do rainbows. I really don't know if the fly represents any one thing, but it sure looks like many.

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  5. send some of those berries and corn this way...lol, Hope you get sorted with some land all the best George

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    1. George
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      George I'm going to have some bluberry scones with coffee in just a short while.

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  6. Great time of year for fresh produce isn't it, Alan? Our summer squash and zucchini is coming in now with tomatoes about three weeks out I would say. Plants are pretty well loaded and I so look forward to those. Beautiful little wild brownie. I caught a pretty 10" one at the Swift last evening which I believe to be stream born being I don't think the state would stock them that small. I could be wrong though.

    Regards, Sam

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam talking to one of my local farmers and he said this will be a super year for them. Plenty of rain and just the right amount of sun. I hear it will be a banner year for fruits to.
      It must be nice to go out and pick your veggies, lucky guy.
      One way to be certain on weather it's a wild brown is to look at the adipose fin. Wild browns have a red one, stocked browns do not.

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  7. Alan, good tip on the red adipose fin. I will look for that in the future.

    Good luck finding a parcel of land to hunt this fall. I wish I had a parcel for you and your son as you would be most welcome to it.

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    1. Sam it's something to keep in mind on wild browns.
      Thanks for the offer.

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  8. You've got to love the fruits and vegetables of Summer.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark we can access fresh veggies all year, but not native local. How about a nice blueberry pie?

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  9. Its been ages since the last time i've caught the same wild brown trout, so its really good to see you got it. And Hey! great blog too. May you and your son are having a great time.

    Live For Outdoors

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    1. Live For Outdoors
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      I appreciate your comments.

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