Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry

T hat’s all you read about and hear about on every news channel is about gun control. The antis are having a field day on this one. Why blame the people who possess guns because of a lunatic who wanted to kill someone. Put the blame where it belongs, on the courts.

They knew this guy went off his rocker as he had several times before and he was supposed to be put in a mental hospital as the courts said, but he was allowed to walk the streets and took out his frustrations on 26 people. If he was put away like he was supposed to be none of this would have ever happened. Enough said.

Few people out there ice fishing. Watched several walk on the ice by the fishing pier on South Bay and yup, the third guy fell through. It wasn’t deep there and he only went through to his waist but it sure messed up his fishing afternoon.

Be very careful out there. Some places it’s safe and others it’s a no-no. This is not a good ice year. The two snow storms spoiled that. It’s supposed to rain before you read this so who knows? Might have to get the row boats back out.

Snowmobilers are out and about for the first time in a couple of years. Even at that, there’s not a great amount of snow in the woods.

Deer are every where looking for something to eat. There was no feed in the woods this year and everyone is complaining the deer are eating all the shrubs around the house.

As bad as it is for the deer and other animals, don’t start feeding them unless you plan on doing it through the winter. They get used to your feeding them, even when it’s illegal to feed the deer, so they look for your handouts. When you stop because it does get expensive, they then have to go back to their natural feed and some are hard pressed to find any.

I’m like everyone else who hates to see animals starve. If we could we would feed them all winter but that’s not nature’s way. As illegal as it is, if I had the resources the feed these deer, I would. No one wants to see animals suffer.

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