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Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall Gathering of the Loons

I kept forgetting to post this picture, so the timing is a little off, but I wanted to share it with you anyway. Each fall it is a must for me to get out in a boat and see the loons as they are gathering before leaving for the winter. It is really quite a site. The water looks black with them from a distance, and as you come closer, they are not all that alarmed - just gracefully swim away. To sit quietly in the boat amongst these beautiful birds is really something. Groups of loons in the fall can number in the hundreds. Then one day you wake up, and they are gone - no more loons calling in the evening until next spring. This generally happens mid September - totally depends on the weather - sometimes earlier. Wish my photography was better, but this may give you an idea.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Minto stops by the Lodge

Just hosted my nephew Kalvin Olafson and his band for a night stay and dinner as they make their Cross Canada tour. The Band, Minto, just left Winnipeg Manitoba, and are playing in Thunder Bay tomorrow. You can see/hear them on MySpace. If you like them, pass the word! We wish them luck on their tour, and success with their new album.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Moose Article News Paper

It's snowing and cold and winter is coming. The temperature 3 weeks ago when Greg took this moose was 80 and now the day time highs are 35 and 20 at night. Just thought that some of you would like to read the first story.
Stay warm!! BOB

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fall is definitely here

After an incredibly warm September at Perrault Falls(the warmest month in 12 months!), we are now into below normal temps for early October. Bob has most of the water lines drained and motors put away, and so much more to ready for the cold nights ahead. Just a few cottages are left open for the last guests arriving this week. I've been working on fall close-up cleaning in the cottages, and inventory and packing at the store. Seems like we just finished opening up such a short time ago!

The opening day for rifle moose hunting in our area is on Saturday for residents, and on Monday for non-residents. Our little highway is busy with trucks, trailers and atvs arriving for hunts in the area.

Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, so Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Twittering at the Lodge

Checking out the world of Twitter, and wish we had looked into in this summer. We'll have fun giving updates through the season next year on the great people, fishing and hunting. In the meantime, if you'd like to follow our "tweets" look us up on Twitter (twitter name - fishinontario)

Friday, October 02, 2009

New pictures up on Hunting Album

Just finished uploading a few new pictures on the hunting photo album. Congratulations to Rick Mather from Mukwonago, WI on his 520 lb. black bear (rifle), and to Greg Wierzba from Green Bay, WI on his Pope & Young 64" moose. These two hunters got the big guys for the year for sure!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Archery Moose Update!!!!

Well: As I promised I am posting a quick update to our archery moose hunt. Last week our hunters were hunting in 80+ degree temps, which was extremely hot for this time of year. I don't own a pair of camo shorts but I wish I did. The minute they left to go home last Sat. the weather turned around with a hard frost and seasonal temps. in the 50's. Go figure!! We called quite a few moose in but the weather was not helping the Rut much. On Tuesday Greg Wierzba from Green Bay, and I, called in a nice moose and after holding full draw for more than 3 minutes (which seemed like an hour) the moose gave him a shot at 23 yards. I have hunted with Greg before and I was sure that the shot would either be perfect or he would not take it. He did not disappoint me, and as you can see the animal turned out to be a Pope and Young trophy!! He is having the head "green scored" just to get an idea how it will rank in the stats, and has to let it dry for the 60 days as prescribed in the P&Y rules for the final measurement. The rack measured 64 inches, and as you can see has great structure. I will keep you posted on it's P&Y ranking.

The hunters this week have seen two 50+ beauties but were unable (so far) to get a clear shot. Keep an eye on the photo section of our web site as we will be posting more fishing, bear, moose pictures in the next week or so.

Gale and I will be finalizing our fall-winter advertising schedule in the next month and will be sending out our new price list etc. soon there after. We are going to be using the Internet and our web page a lot more so make it one of your favorites and visit it often. We will be introducing a new twist to the web page, that I will be talking to you about in the future, so have a look at it to keep up to date with what's going on @ .

Not to forget about the fishing, but the walleye and northern fishing was great last week, while we were putting on suntan lotion. We also went after grouse and had limited success as the ground cover leaves are still on and we need a couple of frosts to remove them.

Anyways, I said this would be a short blog but as usual these two fingers keep going when they get warmed up. Thank God for speilchezk!!! Hope all is well and will talk to you soon. BOB