Weekly Fishing Report, Turkey

Maine Black Bear season opens Aug.25 ski clinic for the handicapped Aug. 21 thru Au.23 on Shepaug Arm area 9am to 4 pm marked by buoys in the area. Cape Cod Canal is very good at Dawn and Dusk with White Atoms Poppers,White Pencil Poppers,Sebile Majic Swimmers or Polaris-style Poppers, 17,000 Catfish were stocked in Conn. Great on the Grill ! Live line a Bluegill around a Dam or downed tree collecting rip-rap.Striper Bass are moving up the coast and up to fifty pounds.Best bet with all the bait here is a Red or Black" Tube and Worm", slow troll or drift with a sock if windy. Blue Crabbing is now On ! Put some seaweed in the bucket to stop them from killing each other. Start planning for the fall runs of Stripers and the Salmon in Pulaski, New York
Candlewood Lakes, Conn. is in top 50 in the Country. 50/50 chance of a 5lb Smallie or Largemouth ! Take a Kid Fishing !
Tautog season is open in the Mass. R.I.Conn 16 inch limit, Scup opened May 1st till Dec.31st, 2014 all tri-state region. Black Sea Bass is now open in all three states,13 inch,R.I and Conn.and 14 inch in Mass. and Fluke starts now too in the Tri-States. Check you're abstracts .
Still a lot of nice Fluke around Goat Island Newport at night. I harvested a nice bucket of Mussels last week for a change from Steamers.
Striper fishing around Block Island is really heating up. Largemouth Bass are now attacking top water lures at night. Black Jitter bugs 3/8ths or 5/8ths oz, broken back or regular Wayne

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Frequent E-mail Question," Do Whitetail Deer ever Sleep " ?

                         
Do Whitetail Deer ever Sleep ?

 A real experienced Whitetail Deer hunter knows the tell tale signs of the Whitetail Deer's bedding areas.
The more you put in to understanding a Whitetails daily movement patterns most of the time consist of the deer's nightly feeding locations and the resting location to which they usually return to during the day time.
 Now the question is what do the deer do in the bedding areas ? Do they sleep or just chew on their cud ? To tell you the truth this topic is rarely discussed in our blogspots and because of the amount of e-mails on the radio broadcast I am writing this article.
 Well, the real simple answer is yes ! In fact all Birds and Mammals sleep. Domestic animals such as Cows Sheep and Horses may even sleep standing up. Some animals mechanisms of sleep are fairly well documented, no one knows the exact reasons why animals sleep is less clear. After researching about twenty years of articles on the subject research have only produced clues to the true function of sleep.
 First, lets examine what sleep is and then lok at how this applies to the Whitetail Deer. Definition, sleep is a physiological state of rest that is necessary for the species survival. But sleep differs from unconsciousness in that sleep includes the capability of arousal, and many different animals obviously must sleep a lot differently. If you were a predator for example, you could afford to take longer, much deeper lengths of sleep to survive.
 If you were a Deer, a prey species you probably could not. For the whitetail deer, sleep is definitely necessary for their health and survival. And on the other spectrum, so is the ability to be somewhat alert to predators while sleeping.Sleep according to science is a time to rebuild cells and to recover from the physiological and you're physical activities that had occurred while you were awake.
 Sleep can divided into two general types: REM ( rapid eye movement) and also NREM ( non rapid eye movement) In basic laymens terms, NREM accounts for about 75% to 80 % of a persons sleep time, and REM is the remainder where most of dreaming occurs.
  Now we know that all Deer indeed do sleep and have a idea of why that they sleep. Wayne
    ( Source were Newspaper articles and Kim Adams in some of her work for QDMA) and personal observations in my life in the "Outdoor Scene"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Carrier of Lyme Disease, Blacklegged Ticks Now Established in Ohio: Study : The Outdoor Wire

Carrier of Lyme Disease, Blacklegged Ticks Now Established in Ohio: Study : The Outdoor Wire
Click on Red Carrier, for the "Rest of the Story"

VT Fish & Wildlife Seeks Bear Teeth from Hunters : The Outdoor Wire

VT Fish & Wildlife Seeks Bear Teeth from Hunters : The Outdoor Wire
Brian Parenteau ,Sportsman
Click on red VT Fish for the "Rest of the Story"

Catskill Fly Fishing Center to Induct Four Into Flyfishing HOF : The Outdoor Wire

Catskill Fly Fishing Center to Induct Four Into Flyfishing HOF : The Outdoor Wire
Click on red Catskill, for the Rest of the Story"

Catskill Fly Fishing Center to Induct Four Into Flyfishing HOF : The Outdoor Wire

Catskill Fly Fishing Center to Induct Four Into Flyfishing HOF : The Outdoor Wire
Click on red Catskill, for the Rest of the Story"

The National Deer Alliance Names Kenyon New Director of Digital Content : The Outdoor Wire

The National Deer Alliance Names Kenyon New Director of Digital Content : The Outdoor Wire
Click on red The National for the "Rest of the Story"