Wednesday, December 17, 2008

END OF YEAR WRAP-UP


As 2008 comes slowly to a close,I wanted to post a few pictures of some of the tremendous bucks killed this fall.Although we had a terrible winter last year,as you can see there were some survivors that were true trophies in anyones eyes! First of all,I would like to congratulate Steve Eldridge on his mind-blowing accomplishments both in the field and on the water here in New Brunswick.Steve is a forest ranger in the west central part of the province and in September of this year he caught the new New Brunswick record Muskie in the Saint John River.In doing so,he became the first fisherman to break the 50 in. mark.His Muskie was 52 in. long and this fish has been accepted by Musky N.B. as the new provincial record! The irony of this story is that the Dept. of Natural Resources doesn't recognize muskie as a game fish and here we have a DNR officer setting the NB record.As if that wasn't a big enough story,Steve turned around and killed a mammoth buck that is reported to score in the 190's Boone and Crockett! If his accomplishments aren't formally recognized in some way,then we as sportsmen here in this province are truly missing the boat. The other photos in this post are one of George Chase's new N.B.archery non-typical record buck taken this past fall.Now for those of you that don't know George,he was responsible for introducing our potential for trophy bucks to some very influential American sportsmen associated with White-tail Magazine back in the 1980's. George was also responsible for putting together the first book of N.B. Record Bucks.Again,we have a sportsman taking it to the next level,as George new full well what kind of a deer he needed to break the non-typical record and he absolutely shattered it! The other photo is one of a Mr. Prosser,a 75 yr. old farmer again from the west central part of the province with a huge non-typical he killed this past season.I don't know the official score,but as you can see,this buck is trophy calibre all the way. I have photos of a few typicals that were taken this past fall that are equally as impressive,but I don't have the space for them in this post. We are between seasons right now with rabbits occupying most of our hunting time,while we are getting ready for ice fishing to start on Jan.1st.We will have our fishing shacks all set up on Grand Lake and Salmon Harbour,complete with bait.Target species will be smelt,white fish.burbot and pickerel.Please give me a call or send an e-mail for more info. on any of our adventures and we will arrange your trip in no time. Ken and I,as well as our guides,would like to take this opportunity to wish our friends and sports a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,so Tight Lines and keep the wind in your face! We hope to see you all in the New Year!

N.B. SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR?




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