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March 12, 2014

Rick Bramwell: Time to prepare fishing hole for spring

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Saturday I took my daughter Jourdan to shoot her new pistol at Wilbur Wright Fish & Wildlife Area. Her gun is a Smith & Wesson 380 Bodyguard. I shot a military style and a bolt action .223.

Amongst all the gunfire, I heard a familiar call. I yelled at all the shooters. After getting their attention, I pointed up to a flock of sandhill cranes flying over. Few knew what they were.

The minute the weather breaks, sandhills will be seen heading north. At first, you will think they are geese, but they fly in a wide V and make a much different sound. On cloudy days, you may hear the sandhills and not see them. Usually, they fly rather high.

Tuesday morning redwing blackbirds arrived in Madison County and quickly found my offering of sunflower seeds.

I looked out my kitchen window to notice my partially full bag of bird seed had tipped over. Inside the bag was the neighbor's cat. What an innovative ambush .

Some 18 Lapel High School students have organized a "Varsity" Ducks Unlimited Chapter and will host their first banquet at the school March 22. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. These young folks are the future of conservation and hunting. Let us help make their first endeavor a success.

Contact Logan at 810-7301 or Stacy at 610-5444. Get information at www.ducks.org/indiana.

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