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Chapter 10

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 10

How to Hunt Pheasants

Maine pheasant hunting is confined to the coastal counties, these birds being unable to withstand deep snow in the northern sections during the winter.

Like grouse, the pheasants are found in the farming sections and around the outskirts of villages. In many cases they frequent the same covers and it is not unusual to find pheasants in woodcock covers.

During the first part of the open season we look for them in fields and covers that contain seed plants or weeds. We also find them in gardens from which corn, beans and other foods have been harvested. They also feed on berries and apples but not to the extent that grouse do.

Later, after they have become wise to the ways of men, dogs and guns the birds are more likely to be found in thick cover and in softwoods. A cover so thickly grown with vines and bushes that it is nearly impenetrable will be a favorite hiding place for pheasants.

The State of Maine liberates four to five thousand mature pheasants every spring. These birds breed in the wild and produce flocks ranging from four to a dozen. In addition, the State liberates six to seven thousand nearly grown birds in the latter part of the summer. These supplement the wild stock and are available for hunting in the Fall. Although they are not so plentiful as grouse and woodcock there are enough pheasants in Maine to provide good sport. They are an added reason for late season grouse hunting since the open seasons run together the first two weeks in November.

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Northern Belize

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Many travelers save a chunk of change by flying into Cancún and bussing or driving down to their final destination. Passing through the flat farmland and provincial towns of Northern Belize, they may not be inspired to linger.

But what are they missing? This is a chilled-out stretch of Belize that is entirely void of crowds, with unbeaten paths, abundant wildlife and prices a fraction of those in the rest of Belize.

Northern Belize comprises two districts: Corozal and Orange Walk, both traversed by the straight, flat Philip Goldson Hwy. Off the main road, adventurous travelers will find pretty fishing villages, pristine jungles, ancient Maya cities and anachronistic Mennonite communities.

Then there's the food. Exhibiting influences from Mexico, Northern Belizean cuisine is more diverse and more daring than its southern counterpart. If you're ready to trade rice and beans for seafood ceviche, you've come to the right place.

AJan–Apr The dry season opens up top trekking opportunities throughout the region.

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3. THE GOVERNOR’S CUP 1945–1959

Ed Emeka Keazor Bright Pen ePub

By the later part of 1939, Lagos teams had been competing for the Mulford Cup and other cups, for a number of years, when a new dimension was added to the series of football competitions that football fans enjoyed.

The Second World War had just started in 1939 and Great Britain, along with the allies, had joined the war against the axis powers led by Germany. Troops of the Nigeria Regiment were transferred to War Office control (which essentially meant the Colonial Government in Lagos transferred control of the Regiment to the direct control of the War Office in London). Nigerian soldiers were first despatched as part of the 1st West Africa Infantry Brigade to Somaliland (now Somalia) in July 1940, in response to invasion by Italian troops. Nigerian troops recaptured Mogadishu in February 1941, famously pursuing the retreating Italian troops for 17 days. Nigerian troops were also to see action later in the war between 1943 and 1945 as part of the 81st and 82nd (West Africa) Divisions over 40,000 Nigerian soldiers were deployed to fight the Japanese troops who had invaded Burma.

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Reflections Before Charging Ahead

Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub

Reflections Before
Charging Ahead

That sentence about my daddy’s influence has got me to thinking. Maybe before I go any further, I should try to figure out exactly why I’ve taken the paths I have. What were the influences that drove me toward horses and hard physical work, while at the same time driving me toward a bunch of graduate degrees? I’m pretty sure my dad had a lot to say about all this, but his influence also had some subtle aspects to it.

He started me off doing pushups probably about the time I first opened my eyes. I could pound the stuffings out of all my little friends by the time I was six months old. No one messed with me!

When I got older, Daddy didn’t push me into sports even though he had been a professional football player, a boxer, an Olympic-caliber track man, etc. He was the complete athlete and had no insecurities on that score. I felt an unspoken push toward sports, but he who always talked with a loud and dominating voice never got on my case if I didn’t excel in a sport, or even if I dropped out of one in mid-season. He was always pleased with any athletic trophies or prizes I won, but never showed any disappointment in me if I failed. In fact one time when I only got second in a company picnic contest where I usually won everything, he blamed himself. That was an unusual event where my dad had to lie down on his back in the center of a circle of kids and whirl a big hawser rope around in a circle about a foot off the ground. The rope was 20 feet long and it must have been an incredible feat for him to swing it around as each kid tried to jump the rope as it swung by. If the kid tripped, he or she was eliminated. It finally came down to just me and another kid, and neither of us seemed to be tiring. Daddy told me to take off my jacket, and as I was doing that, I tripped on the rope as it came around. Afterwards my dad said it was his fault for asking me to take off my jacket. I was surprised.

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1. Bicycling Is Contagious by Amy Walker

New World Library ePub

Amy Walker

Warning! Cycling can be addictive. Before you grab onto those handlebars, before you throw a leg over the saddle and start pumping away at those pedals, be aware: once you start, you may never want to stop. And like anything that looks good, feels good, and does good, you’ll want to share it. Thankfully, bicycling is easy and sociable. It feels natural to ride at a moderate pace and maintain a conversation, or just fly in a flock, drifting playfully among your companions. The act of balancing combined with gentle physical rhythm activates brain waves and creativity. The bicycle’s effect has even provided a key to understanding the universe: Albert Einstein said of his theory of relativity, “I thought of that while riding my bicycle.” This collection of short essays about biking may not bring you revelations of that magnitude, but it was created to inspire you, whether you are new to cycling or an expert.

Without bicycles, my life would have taken a completely different path. I have always been interested in problem solving and making sense out of the world, and when I first started commuting by bike over twenty years ago (I was 16 and riding forty-five minutes each way to my high school), a major puzzle piece of my life fell into place. Cycling clicked. It simultaneously gave me fast, accessible transportation, exercise, and a clear environmental conscience. I knew that if it worked well for me, it could work well for others, too. I noticed there was a movement growing around transportation cycling, and even though I was a bit shy, I wanted to get involved. Finally, in 2000 I met my cycling mentor, Carmen Mills (author of chapter 10, “Notes from a Bicycle Buddha”), who inspired me with her vision, humor, and collaborative spirit. Together, in 2001, we cofounded Momentum magazine.

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Country Map

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub
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Indiana AT Minnesota, 2-26-12 (69-50)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers forward Will Sheehey (10) rips down the rebound as Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Austin Hollins (20) defends during the Indiana Minnesota basketball game at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Indiana won 69-50.

By Dustin Dopirak

Tom Crean had prepared himself for exactly this sort of occasion.

The Indiana coach has long been one to let his team play through tough stretches instead of calling a timeout. That’s burned him on several occasions this year in Big Ten road games—most notably during the loss at Nebraska—when teams were able to extend runs with the home crowd behind them, and he vowed not to let that happen again.

But when Minnesota opened Sunday’s game with back-to-back 3-pointers, Crean went with his gut and his base philosophy and let his team play.

“One of my notes to myself in big letters is, ‘Do not let them get on a run, go timeout early,’” Crean said. “But I didn’t want to do that to my team at 6-0, because they were so ready to play. There was no doubt about it.”

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Area Map of Neches River

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF
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Understand Tibet

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Tibet Today

As Tibet charts a course between economic boom and political unrest, what concession, if any, will Běijīng offer the Tibetans?


Follow the transformation of Tibet from a warring empire to a Buddhist nation, and its perennially complex relationship with China.

Tibetan Landscapes

The roof of the world is home to some remarkable endangered species, as well as resources vital for the planet’s future.

The People of Tibet

Nomadic lifestyle, exiled communities, the ideas behind pilgrimage – learn about the various unique facets of Tibetan identity.

Tibetan Buddhism

Before immersing yourself in the monasteries and temples get an understanding of the religion that underpins everything in Tibet.

Tibetan Art

Buddhism is the dominant inspiration in Tibetan art, from masked dances and traditional opera to chörtens, murals and mandalas.

The Future of Tibet

Does Tibet’s best hope for the future lie in the international community, in reincarnation or in its traditional culture?

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Circuit Hikes From Access Points on the East Side

Jack P. Hailman University Press of Colorado ePub

East Side circuits are those located on the eastern side of RMNP, excluding those accessed from Bear Lake Road, which we have placed in a separate category. In order to access most of these East Side circuits, you will find you must leave the Park and drive to an access point on or just inside the park’s eastern boundary.

Those staying in campgrounds may find it convenient to do a circuit hike that begins right by their campsite. Unfortunately, most of the East Side circuits cannot be hiked in this way. The exception is the Wind River Circuit, which could be hiked from the Glacier Basin Campground on Bear Lake Road. The Longs Flank Circuit is indeed accessed from Longs Peak Ranger Station and Campground, but it is not a circuit one could hike while camping in this tents-only, limited-stay small campground. Longs Flank is one of only two circuits in this book that cannot be done as a day hike, so special planning for a multiday trip is necessary.

The accounts in this section are ordered geographically by access point from north to south. All have different access points.

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5. Domesticating Sports: The Wii, the Mii, and Nintendo’s Postfeminist Subject

Thomas P Oates Indiana University Press ePub

Renee M. Powers and Robert Alan Brookey

IN 2005 NINTENDO BEGAN RELEASING INFORMATION ABOUT their next console, code-named “Revolution.” The reception from the video game press was rather mixed. Ryan Block, covering Nintendo’s introduction of the Revolution at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) for the tech blog Engadget, had this to say: “The Revolution is a really unsexy device, all things considered – but it is a prototype, and [Nintendo] did hammer home that they want input from their adoring public. This may also just prove that Nintendo is serious when they say they don’t care about the hardware as much as they do about the gaming experience. They had to show something, and they did. It didn’t hurt them, it didn’t help them.” Mark Casamassina, writing for IGN, provided a more positive assessment: “At E3 2005, Nintendo unveiled the Revolution console. It is the company’s sleekest unit to date. The tiny-sized system is designed to be quiet and affordable. The revolutionary aspect of the machine – its input device – remains a secret.”1 Yet even Casamassina noted how the new console broke with industry tradition by not incorporating significant technological advances in graphic capability.

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Chapter 19

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 19

How to Fish for White Perch

Use a bait casting rod. A Number 1 hook will be O.K. Angle worms are all right for bait. If you use a float, adjust it so that the hook will be about three or four inches from the bottom of the lake.

If you fish without a float, use a small sinker, pinching it to the line six or eight inches above the hook. Let the bait sink slowly. When the sinker hits bottom, raise it nine or ten inches and keep it there for a couple of minutes. Raise it slowly and make another cast.

L.L. Bean’s well-stocked private trout pond in Freeport, Maine, where fly rods, reels, lines, leaders and flies are tried out.

If you are fishing on a lake where white perch are known to be plentiful, and you don’t have any luck, paddle your canoe or row your boat to another section of the lake and make several casts. If this isn’t successful, try another and still another spot. When you do catch a white perch, stay in the vicinity because they are “school” fish and you may catch a dozen or more as fast as you can lower and raise your baited hook.

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A Job Well Done for Verdell Jones III

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

By Dustin Dopirak

Verdell Jones III is at peace.

The Indiana senior guard is in a situation he’s never been entirely comfortable with, surrounded by reporters trying to probe him about his innermost thoughts. He’s toed a fine line with the media in his four years in Bloomington, providing enough honesty to be accommodating but being sure to maintain something of an emotional wall.

But in this case, the still baby-faced Jones exudes an easy serenity, smiling and laughing with the hood of his bluish sweatshirt hanging sideways off his right shoulder. He draws guffaws from the reporters with stories from conditioning sessions in his freshman year and self-deprecates about the twiggy frame he came to Bloomington with. He is as relaxed in the presence of microphones as he’s ever been.

Part of that is just the mood around the entire Assembly Hall/Cook Hall compound following IU’s landmark upset of No. 5 Michigan State. But more of it is that with Jones’ career coming to a close, he finally knows validation.

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Fiordland & Southland

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Welcome to scenery that travellers dream of and cameras fail to do justice to.

To the west is Fiordland National Park, with jagged misty peaks, glistening lakes and fiords, and a remarkable surfeit of stillness. Enter this beautiful isolation via the world-famous Milford Track, just one of many trails that meander through densely forested, glacier-sculptured valleys confined by mighty mountain ranges. Fiordland is also home to Milford and Doubtful Sounds, where verdant cliffs soar almost vertically from deep, indigo waters.

In Southland’s east, a sharp turn off the beaten track leads through the peaceful Catlins, where waterfalls cascade through lush forest and diverse wildlife congregates around a rugged and beautiful coastline.

And then there's the end of the line – Stewart Island/Rakiura, an isolated isle home to friendly seafarers and a flock of beautiful rare birds, including New Zealand’s beloved icon, the kiwi.

AVisit from December to April for the best chance of settled weather amid Fiordland's notoriously fickle climate (although chances are, you'll still see rain!).

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People and Their Animals

Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub

People and Their Animals

I’m always fascinated by what happens when animals and humans get together. People act strange around animals, even their own, and animals can really get bizarre around certain people. Horses, in particular, draw interesting behavior out of people. As an old cowboy once told me, “If it can happen with horses, it will.” After all these years as a horseshoer, I can verify that with people and horses, if it can happen, it will.

Interspecies communication can be clear and productive at times; other times it’s non-existent. How else can you explain the little lady who ignored the sign on the stall in the horsebarn that said “Dangerous Horse,” and ignored the angrily flattened ears as she reached out to pet him—the little lady who sued the barn when the horse picked her up by the shoulder, pulled her into the stall, and trampled her? The horse communicated quite clearly with her. The lady was oblivious.

We are not always perceptive about what’s going on in the head of an animal, even our own pets, but they can usually figure us out. What about the time your dog ate the two steaks off the barbecue? When you discovered it, you hid your rage, put a nice smile on your face, and with your kindest and most gentle voice you called him so you could beat hell out of him . . . and he wouldn’t have any of it. No way was he coming within reach. He saw right through you to the real emotions inside. Animals have the power to do that.

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