Hunt Camp Live (Nov 6-10) (Nov 13-17) – sponsored by RG Dick Plummer Ltd
Make sure to tune back in each weeknight of the hunt from 6 to 7 p.m. for more Hunt Camp Live!
Husqvarna Brush Cutter Winner – FRED HOFFMAN
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – R.G DICK PLUMMER WILL BE SPONSORING THE 2018 HUNT CAMP LIVE SHOW!
Just in case you missed our Hunt Camp Live show..here ya go…
Tuesday November 7, 2017
Wednesday November 8, 2017
Thursday November 9, 2017
Friday November 10, 2017
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Thursday November 16, 2017
Friday November 17, 2017
You could win one of these prizes…listen to the show and find out how:
THINGS WE’LL MISS MOST NOW THAT HUNT CAMP LIVE IS OVER FOR THE SEASON
3) Marvelling at Jason’s full & flowing hunt camp beard
2) Showing up at the station in the morning to find random and anonymous pots of hunt camp chili or venison pepperettes left on our doorstep
1) Not being able to say ‘Make ‘em Horny’ on the air anymore
ANSWERS YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T GIVE THE GAME WARDEN WHEN HE STOPS BY THE CAMP AND SAYS: “JUST POPPED BY TO SAY HELLO, AND SEE HOW YOUR HUNT IS GOING.”
3) “Good to see you, officer. Can you help me find my 6-year-old son? He’s running around here somewhere with my rifle.”
2) “That’s a relief. I was sure you were here to ask me about the 6 acres of weed plants behind the camp.”
1) “I’d be better if you’d walk over to that field with me, and give me a hand to carry out that deer I shot at 3 o’clock this morning”
MEALS YOUR HUNT CAMP COOK PREPARED THAT YOU SHOULD PROBABLY AVOID …
3) Roadkill Surprise
2) Skid Mark Beans
1) Burnin’ Ring O Fire Chili
WHEN YOU’RE SITTING AT YOUR TREE STAND EARLY IN THE MORNING, THESE THINGS INDICATE THAT YOU PROBABLY HAD A ‘WEE BIT TOO MUCH’ TO DRINK AT THE HUNT CAMP THE NIGHT BEFORE
3) The sound of an oak leaf hitting the ground makes a sound so loud, that you feel like your head is going to explode right off your shoulders
2) You just realized you are so thirsty you are considering getting on your hands and knees and drinking out of a mud puddle
1) Your eyebrow is itchy and when you go to scratch it, you realize you no longer have an eyebrow. Then you vaguely remember the sounds of electric clippers and laughter early this morning
REASONS WHY YOU MISSED THAT BIG BUCK!
3) Because you were so hung over this morning, that you walked to your tree stand with the broom from the camp over your shoulder, instead of your rifle
2) Big bucks don’t normally tend to walk through the camp, right past your bunk
1) It’s Steve Jobs’s fault. Sure, you were texting and taking selfies, but HE invented the iPhone!
SNACKS YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T EAT WHILE SITTING IN YOUR TREE STAND
3) That sandwich you found in your backpack. The one that looks like chicken salad, but you’re pretty sure was baloney when you made it last year
2) Any meal dropped off at the camp for you, from your ex-wife
1) Those little things you picked up off the trail that look like Glosette Raisins
FACTS ONLY HUNTERS WILL BELIEVE (and appreciate)
3) Trophy bucks ONLY appear when you are taking a pee, with your gun leaning on a tree, just out of reach
2) On a cold, crisp morning, a squirrel running through the leaves sounds EXACTLY like an elephant charging
1) You can visit the outhouse 10 times before you head out to your tree stand, but exactly 3 minutes after you sit down at your watch, you need to go for a #2
THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU WANT TO GET KICKED OUT OF THE HUNT CAMP FOREVER
3) Tell the lads you are getting back to nature, and lounge around the camp in your birthday suit
2) Soak your dirty socks and underwear in the same pot used to cook the potatoes
1) Come directly from the outhouse into the camp, then reach your bare hand into the pickled egg jar to fish out an egg
THINGS YOU JUST SHOULDN’T DO AT YOUR TREE STAND IF YOU’RE BORED!
3) Practice playing the bagpipes
2) Target practice with the extra box of shells you brought
1) Dress up in a fur coat and sneak up on your huntin’ buddy to scare the daylights out of him
THINGS YOU’LL NEVER HEAR ANYONE SAY AT THE CAMP ON OPENING MORNING
3) “I have my fingers crossed that it will be cold, windy and pour rain every day for the next two weeks.
2) “Here’s hoping and praying that I’ll see the biggest buck of my life and miss it with every shot, so I’ll have the joy of hearing the guys remind me about it every day for the next 30 years.”
1) “Man, I really hope these next two weeks just fly by so I can get back to work.”
TODAY’S FACTS ARE ABOUT DEER UNDER PRESSURE …
Pressure can get to the best of us … and deer are no different. Recent studies show that unpressured deer … even big bucks … bed closer to food sources when they aren’t pressured heavily. They do so because of a lack of fear. Bucks that are pressured behave much differently than those that are unpressured … because once mature deer catch wind of something out of the ordinary … in particular hunters … they change their patterns. They relocate to bedding areas that provide better security and sanctuary … seeking out the best cover they can find. Even if that means bedding miles from their food source of choice. And speaking of bedding … bucks sleep with their backs up against a log … rock … or other solid object … for additional coverage … and to hide from predators. And pressured deer move less during daylight hours. Is it any wonder they become more scarce during hunting season?
TODAY’S FACTS ARE ABOUT DEER AND WATER …Just like people … deer get thirsty. And studies show that deer often head to water BEFORE food when they get up in the evenings.But how much do they drink?Well … a 200-pound buck will typically drink 3 to 5 quarts of water per day.And since deer typically sleep during the day … they tend to drink more at night. But they also get out of their beds at different times during the day to drink. Studies also show that many deer … especially mature bucks … often bed within 75 yards of a water source. And don’t think that deer require a nice, pretty pond … or a babbling brook … to drink from. A rain puddle from the day before will suit them just fine. So there you have it … deer head for a drink before they head for food. And hunters do the same … while they’re at the camp.
TODAY’S FACTS ARE ABOUT DOES AND FAWNS …I’m sure your mom will tell you she never let you out of her sight when you were a baby. Well, it’s much different for deer.
One unusual characteristic of the white-tailed deer is that the doe leaves her fawn unattended for hours at a time. The fawn has very little scent and its spotted coat provides natural camouflage … which keeps it safe from predators.The doe returns a few times a day to feed the fawn.The females may stay with the mother for a couple of years or until the initial mating occurs.Also … did you know that whitetail does that breed in the fall deliver the fawns in spring … after a gestation period of seven months. With fairly mild winters and good habitats, giving birth to twins is common … while triplets are a definite possibility.And here’s something else that’s interesting. A newborn fawn can stand in 20 minutes … walk in one hour … run a bit in 24 hours … and outrun a man in five days.
TODAY’S FACTS ARE ABOUT THE PECKING ORDER OF DEER …There are similarities between who is atop the pecking order of human and deer worlds. Here’s some proof …Deer herds are typically controlled by an older female.Bucks that are entering into herds fight for dominance … and the ability to breed with a herd’s females. Sparring is an activity bucks partake in, in order to test one another for dominance. They also spar to develop the muscles and skills that they will need if they should actually have to fight during the breeding season. Sparring is also a reaffirmation of the status quo in each fraternal group … and prevents actual fights from having to take place. When real fighting occurs … they sometimes result in severe injuries, if not death. Loving. Fighting. The woman is the boss. See … we told you the deer and human worlds are similar!
TODAY’S FACTS ARE ABOUT DEER ON THE RUN …We’ve all seen deer either running through the bush … or darting across the road. And they looked like they were going 100 mph. But how fast do deer really run? Well … a whitetail can reach speed bursts of nearly 40mph! The normal gait for whitetails is a trot that is paced between 10 and 20mph. Able to reach speeds of 40 miles an hour, whitetail deer and their bounds can reach 20 feet! Deer can also leap over nine-foot fences and walls … and broad jump 30 feet with a running start. No wonder most times we see them, we just catch a glimpse of their tail!
Every hunter dreams about deer with huge antlers. Well … did you know … adult buck antlers start to grow around the last of March or early April … and grow at the average rate of about a quarter-inch per day. Younger bucks begin growing their antlers a little later … and they grow at a slower rate. Deer antlers can grow up to an inch or more per day … making them the fastest normal growing tissue known to man. Only tumors and embryos grow new tissue at this rate. The antler growth cycle is driven by day length … and hormones. In controlled day-length experiments, deer can grow up to three sets of antlers per year … or retain their antlers for more than one year. AND … one more thing … The pedicle area of the skull contains unique material which enables antler growth. Damage to this area of the skull results in abnormal antler growth.
Did you know that research has shown that whitetail deer actually make up to 400 different vocalizations? Most of the vocalizations they make are so soft only skilled observers can recognize them. In fact, they are sometimes mistaken for insects buzzing and other background noises Hunters are most familiar with certain groups of calls. These include Alarm calls, of which the snort is the most commonly recognized. And it can be heard up to a quarter mile away, under the right conditions. The bawl is a call used when deer of all ages are being traumatized. Generally speaking, when deer hear both these sounds they flee. Mother-Fawn calls consist of several sounds, including a contact call used when deer become separated from each other … and are trying to find out where other deer are.
On average, a deer needs to eat about 8 pounds of vegetation, per 100 pounds of body weight, per day AND … A 150-pound deer needs to eat 12 pounds of food in a 24-hour period over most of the year. To digest the plants they eat, deer have a 4-chambered stomach. Whitetails will eat leaves … twigs … fruits and nuts … grass … corn … alfalfa … and even lichens and other fungi. They chew cud as a result, like many livestock animals. … During the rutting season, a buck will lose up to 25 percent of their body weight from the constant seeking and chasing of does.
There have been stories about 300-lb whitetail bucks in Ontario. However, mature, healthy bucks on average weigh between 140 and 250 lbs. So since everyone wants to know about big bucks, here’s what we tracked down for you. The largest hunter-taken buck we could find was at 288 pounds dressed, and weighed by the MNR. It was taken in the late 1950s by an unknown hunter in northwestern Ontario. Second place, at 286 pounds dressed, goes to a deer taken from Hastings County, and weighed in a big-buck contest. The third-largest buck, at 282 pounds, was harvested right here in the Ottawa Valley. It was taken by compound bow on October 28th, 1997, near Renfrew. The archer, Mark Melcher of Renfrew, won the local big-buck contest that year.
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