Today is an amazing November day to be sure. Warm and breezy with not a cloud in the sky; it makes me think about how lucky I am to have the business I do. I am able to spend a big part of each year outdoors and enjoy the company of many great folks who are there to enjoy the same things that I do. Not to mention a great family to share it all. I hope that all of you are half as lucky as I am.
I spent most of October guiding grouse hunters at Libby Camps in northern Maine. The month was unbelievably wet with a series of major rain storms that brought all of the streams and rivers to bank full and more. One Sunday I was supposed to guide fisherman but it was simply raining too hard and blowing a gale. In the afternoon I suggested that we take a ride to see if we could spot a moose. We did find a small bull but the most notable thing was that the water was not only over the road in several places but running right down the road and over a foot deep in places.
The first week in October was a little too warm but it was hard to complain. I spent the week at Libby Camps in northern Maine guiding grouse and woodcock hunters and spent an afternoon fishing for brook trout in one of the ponds open to fishing in October. Most afternoons it was simply too hot for the dogs to work, one day the temperature was 80 degrees at 4PM. Hard to imagine in Northern Maine in October. One thing that I did notice was that there is no afternoon breeze off of the water that far inland. Here near the coast all but the hottest days cool off after around 2.
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