Sunday, November 15, 2015

Whitetail Buck Working a Scrape

This good looking 10 point buck is working a scrape just about 100 feet from my house.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Wild Turkeys

A nice big flock of #wild #turkeys just walk past me while sitting in the #deer #blind. I counted 21. Just about 20 feet away. #wildlife #wildlifephotography #hunting #Wisconsin #outdoors

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Went out fishing on a 'secret' lake in Shawano County, Wisconsin with my Dad on Friday and I brought these 2 great northerns in the boat.  Both were photographed and released.

35 Inch Northern Pike
42 Inch Northern Pike

Monday, September 14, 2015

Redneck Deer Camera Mount

Take a t-post, a small spring clamp and a thumb screw.

Drill a whole in the handle of the clamp, mount the camera to the clamp.

Pound your post in anywhere you want.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Farmall Rocks!

My 1962 #farmall #460 #tractor #international  #harvester #WI #farming #farm #redneck

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Walking Stick

#Walking #Stick #camoflaged on the #fence . #insect #bug #rural #wisconsin

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Good Day Fencing

Finished up building a new corner on the #horse #pasture . #farm #farming #fencing #ruraliscool #rural

Friday, August 7, 2015

Beer Brats

#Friday #beer #brats ready for the #grill #grilling #onions #Wisconsin #tradition

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mutant Mini

The Mutant Mini waiting to hook last Friday in Prairie Farm WI.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fat Coon

Check out what the dog chased today. The look on this coon's face is like "Crap"".

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Shaping Pulling Tractor Transmission Gears

One final shaping pass on the gear machine for the new transmission gears for the Mutant Mini pulling tractor.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Turkey Calling with a Slate Call

I filmed myself using a slate call while turkey hunting.

Look What I Found!

I found 2 deer antler sheds yesterday while turkey hunting. One nice 4 point and a little 2 point that I think looks like a bottle opener.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Turkey Blind Coffee

Not many things can beat a cup of coffee in then turkey blind on a beautiful morning.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Christian's Big Sturgeon

The nephew Christian caught a 5 ft sturgeon today while walleye fishing. Took a picture and let it go.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fishing with Gus

Went fishing with Gus this afternoon, just a couple hours of shore fishing and fresh air.

Dad's Walleyes

Dad caught some nice walleyes this morning!
I went to church and Dad went fishing.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Farmall 460 Up. Aerial Footage. Up and Away.

Some people use a drone to get aerial footage….a redneck uses a tractor bucket and loader.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Feeding a Baby Black Bear by Hand

Check out this video of feeding the little bear cub! Listen closely toward the end for a cute little burp.This cub is housed temporarily at our facility, and will be relocated to Wild Instincts in Rhinelander, where she will be raised with other cubs just like her.

Feeding a Baby Black Bear by Hand

From the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, Inc.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Annual Guys Fishing Weekend

The annual guys fishing weekend was last weekend and this message from one of the guys hits the nal on the head on why we've done this for some many years. Photos from the weekend are below the message.


From Bruce Smith…

I finally got to spend a glorious weekend with a jig pole in my hand, eyes glued on the spring bobber tip, waiting for the slightest twitch indicating that a wily bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) had just sucked in my waxie hanging on my tiny jig. Now don't get me wrong, I love jigging for whitefish in the deep waters of Green Bay, but I was raised on ice fishing that was defined by guys sitting on buckets and putting a mess of 'gills on the ice. This weekend brought that all back.

The event was the Annual Guys Fishing Weekend on Schoenrock Lake in Shawano County, this event has been going on for many decades. My first exposure to this classic "male-bonding" experience was back in 1978 when became part of the faculty at Appleton West High School. At that time I was a naive punk kid who thought he knew something about fishing. I was taken under the tutelage of the likes of Willie Simpson, (aka Walleye Willie), Dickie Simpson, Greg Stanford and several other more "experienced" members of the West Men's faculty. They set about to give me an education and they indeed did so.

Over the years, the annual gathering at Bill Reay's cabin (now transformed into Dick & Ruth Simpson's beautiful home) became a much anticipated highlight of each winter. Not only did it involved the usual male chicanery, smart talk, and consumption of copious amounts of alcohol we also, by the way, caught some fish,

This year was no different. I had not attended this outing since 2009, but as soon as I pulled up to the lake, it was like I had been there just yesterday. I forgot how fun bluegill fishing is. After the past seasons of having big salmon and trout viciously attack my baits and seeing smallies move many feet to explode on my Rapalas, it was exciting to have to coax a recalcitrant 'gill to move that one or two inches to approach and take my bait. I was reminded that patience and persistence are intend virtues when fishing, particularly on the ice of a northern Wisconsin lake.

I ended up with about 30 'gills, all too small to keep, although we kept some anyway. I also caught 3 crappies and a couple of perch. Most guys did about the same. I have to admit that many were tempted to violate the "Bigger then Willies D--K" rule in order to keep a few of the perch. You can see the "size" of the fish we were catching in the attached photos. That ISIS radical terrorist looking guy with me is good old Eddie. S.

A key event each year is a drive to Pella for a classic Wisconsin fish fry at Hurricane Dawns (formerly Wanda's Damn Bar). It was great as usual, at least as much as I remember. Thanks to Randy Simpson for inviting me to the outing and organizing the event. Thanks to Dickie & Ruth Simpson for the gracious use of their home. Thanks to Eddie for providing me with a sleeping bag and the "hot" jig I caught almost all my fish with.

I look forward to returning next year to continue this wonderful tradition.

Tight lines, Bruce

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