Ramblings



Maintenance, Memories And Plans
Ramblings
by John Higley, FEBRUARY 26, 2017



Although I like to think that I’m up for just about any outdoor challenge, the truth is I’m getting pickier with the passing of time. For example, I’ve dealt with ice and snow in a variety of venues, including sleeping on the ground in heater-less tents with the zippers frozen shut. These days I’d rather not be that cold, even...
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Show Time!
Ramblings
by John Higley, JANUARY 1, 2017



Okay guys, it’s that time again. January is here, and the annual sports show season is almost upon us.  First up is the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) show at Cal-Expo in Sacramento.  It starts on January 19 and wraps up on the 22nd. I will be there on Thursday and Friday, doing seminars on turkey hunting as I have for the last 29 years.  As usual,...
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Hunt Fall Turkeys Now
Ramblings
by John Higley, NOVEMBER 24, 2016



Throughout the year I spend a great amount of time in the presence of turkeys, most of which are the feathered kind.  I hunt real turkeys in the spring and fall, photograph them throughout the year and observe them almost daily. I hunt them with a passion born more than 40 years ago during the first spring turkey hunt ever...
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​Deer Season Success
Ramblings
by John Higley, OCTOBER 31, 2016



Whew! The deer seasons, for most of us, are finally over. Thanks to the stormy weather that came along a couple of times this month, most of the hunters I know filled their tags. Even I got a 3x3 blacktail buck on a ranch near Montgomery Creek. It was a wet, windy hunt, but not too bad considering I was...
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​Hike For Fall Trout
Ramblings
by John Higley, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Lake Eiler

Last Sunday morning I hiked into the Thousand Lakes Wilderness, which is located off Highway 89 in the Lassen National Forest roughly between Old Station and Burney. Along for the adventure was my buddy Terry Catechi who claims to live somewhere between Shingletown and Viola. Terry met me at the Tamarack Trailhead at 7:30 in the morning, and...
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​Going Weedless For Bass
Ramblings
by John Higley, AUGUST 29, 2016

Kilarc Reservoir

Boy, summer is flying by. I’ve managed a couple of trips into the Thousand Lakes Wilderness on the Lassen National Forest, but otherwise it’s been mostly work and just a little play. People keep asking me if I’m retired and I tell them, “No, I’m just tired”. I’d like to say that I caught lots of mountain trout...
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