My wife Kim and I live on a 16 acre farm in Solon Township in Kent County.
We are trying to get a beef operation going, but make some money with our egg business.
I love to restore old wooden motor boats. (DO YOU HAVE ONE THAT'S BEEN IN A BARN FOR YEARS?)
I love to fly radio control airplanes and the ones with strings that we all had as kids! Anyone have some of those lying around?
My best buck is a rather small eight point, but it is hanging in my office.
My best fish was a King Salmon I fought for 45 minutes on the lake. But it got away.
I grew up in Chicago and remain a dedicated Cubs and Bears fan.
From time to time we hear about someone finding a couple of locked up bucks. They are usually dead from exhaution or they've died of thirst or starvation. But this is the story of 3 Big Bucks found locked up in Miegs County Ohio.
Jason Good was surveying timber when he came across a sight that made the hair stand up on the back of his neck. It was three big bucks locked up and drowned in leading creek. They were nose to nose like a stringer of fish.
From the creek bank he realized he’d found “something special” — not just three deer, but three bucks that appeared to have locked antlers.
“I sat there 20 minutes just looking at them, totally amazed, and it took that long to sink in what I was looking at.” “I thought, ‘If this is really what I think this is then I cannot screw this up.’ I wanted to make sure everything was done by the book so the landowner got to keep these horns.”
When he called the landowner, he said, “Brian, I’ve found something on your property I’ve never seen before, and you’ve got to see it,’” Burke says “I’m thinking a murder, a meth lab, who knows? I said, ‘Jason, just tell me what it is.’ He says, ‘It’s three bucks locked together and they’re floating dead in your creek.’” Burke couldn’t believe it. “I could see two, but three? I asked if he was sure and he said, ‘Yes.’ I drove down and met him. They were floating in the creek almost like three petals of a flower or something.”
He reached out to an old college buddy who worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He advised Burke not to touch the deer and put him in contact with Joshua Shields, the ODNR conservation officer for Meigs County. Shields was too busy to examine the scene until the following Monday. “It was the peak of the rut, and I knew there’d be a lot of hunters in the field,” Burke says.
He kept the find quiet and maintained a close eye on his property until Monday rolled around.
On Monday, Burke assembled his salvage team at the site, a farm where he and his father built a hunting lodge in 1974 and where they’ve hunted ever since.
I scored 28 out of 50.
Bill Beckwith, who co-hosted HGTV home-improvement show "Curb Appeal," has died. He was 38.
Beckwith was killed Monday night when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in San Francisco.
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