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.
Tonights live show on NBC WILL NOT be a remake of the 1960's movie. It WILL be a production of the ORIGINAL Broadway Musical, upon which the movie was based. Some some songs won't appear, others will, AND some will appear in place you don't expect.
HERE IS A SNEAK PEAK: THE MAKING OF THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
THE MALL CHASE SCENE...
These are 2 of my grandkids. The Elf on the Shelf keeps a close eye on them. This is what they found when they woke up this morning.
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.
The best way to untangle the pileup, Burke and Shields decided, was to sever the heads of two of the deer and remove their bodies; then the third deer would be removed intact, with the racks of the first two bucks still locked in its antlers. Burke said, All three of the bodies were 200 pounds plus,” “No way were we going to move them all together, and my top priority was to preserve the integrity of the lock.” Burke’s friend Chris Davis waded into the water and zip-tied the antlers together as a precaution. Davis prepared to begin sawing as Burke and Shields watched.
The combatants turned out to be an 11-pointer, a 10-pointer and a 7-pointer with an eighth broken tine.
Official Boone & Crockett scorer Jack Satterfield took on the daunting task of putting together a green score for the three intertwined racks. All together they tallied more than 400 inches of bone.The 11-pointer (whose main beam is in the foreground here) green scored 168 4/8 gross, 156 0/8 net.
So what happened? Burke, who has probably spent more time than anyone poring over the puzzle of intertwined beams and tines, has a theory. “Looking at the horns, it looks like the 7- and the 11-pointer were battling and only one side of their horns were locked,” he says.“Then the 10-pointer came in on the opposite side, and his main beam went around the base of each one of the other two deer’s antlers and his tines went up on the inside of their beams and locked them all three together.”
A find at once so gruesome and awe-inspiring provokes the imagination of even the most objective wildlife observers. It vividly illustrates the intensity of the drive behind the whitetail rut, and reminds us just how high are the stakes, how intense the drive to breed for mature bucks.
Mike Tonkovich, deer project leader for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, “I can’t help wondering what was that third buck thinking? Whatever possessed him to get engaged when the two were already entangled?” Burke says “Three alpha bucks coming together at once, I just can’t imagine how brutal that must have been."
I scored 28 out of 50.