April is here and that means salmon season. Max and Ed talk about the opening day on Lake Winnipesaukee. Another topic is the abundance of coyotes and a horrifying experience an acquaintance of Ed’s went through involving coyotes and her dog. By the way, do you say “Kai-Yo-Tee” or “Kai-Oat”? Let us know in the comments.

Ed also explains how modern tree stands came out about, and Max shows his new Spyderco Tenacious, which forces him to admit something about the Spyderco that Ed gave him a few years back.

Finally, Ed and Max talk about literature, because that’s the woodsman’s way. Thanks for listening.

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Our good friend Brian is the guest on this episode of The Woodsman’s Podcast. Viewers of the YouTube channel will recognize him from numerous videos, and also the intro to most videos shows him planing an ash log to make a long bow. Brian has spent a lifetime learning his craft and can carve wood, stone, ivory, bone, antler, ice, and pretty much everything else.

Here’s the Mare’s Leg that Ed talked about:
https://www.cabelas.ca/product/46042/henry-mares-leg-lever-action-rifle

Calvin Rutstrum books:

Chips from a Wilderness Log
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Once Upon a Wilderness
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Paradise Below Zero
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The Wilderness Life
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The New Way of the Wilderness
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On this episode of the Woodsman’s Podcast, Ed and Max talk about ice fishing and the results of the Great Meredith Ice Fishing Derby. They also recap an overnight rabbit hunting trip Ed took recently (that video coming Saturday 2/16). They also revisit squirrel hunting to answer a subscriber’s question.

The Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby
http://www.meredithrotary.com/ice-fishing-derby.html

The Mark O’Connell Foundation for Lake Winnipesaukee Safety
https://www.themarkoconnellfoundation.com/

Calvin Rutstrum books:

Once Upon a Wilderness
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Episode 8

Ice Fishing

It’s the first podcast of 2019 and Ed’s focused on ice fishing, even though the ice on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee isn’t quite thick enough yet to be out on, especially not with any equipment. Still some of the smaller lakes are solid enough and plenty of fishermen are out there. Max has an update on oak trees to follow up on last month’s discussion of the lack of acorns (a major foor source for deer) in the woods this year and why that is.

If you’re ice fishing and you don’t have a ice-ducer, or flasher, then check out the Vexilar or Hummingbird flashers:

Vexilar GP1812 FL-18 Genz Pack 12 Degree Ice-Ducer:
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The ups and downs of this year’s whitetail deer hunting season is the topic of the latest episode of The Woodsman’s Podcast.

The “atlatl” or spear thrower to use a less interesting name:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear-thrower

“If” by Rudyard Kipling:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46473/if—

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Bear hunting is the main topic of episode 6 of the Woodsman’s Podcast, as Ed tells Max about the unique bear he was fortunate enough to harvest while on a hunting trip in Maine.

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In episode 5 of the Woodsman’s Podcast, Ed and Max are joined by Marc Patterson of Wildwood Guide Service. Marc is a Registered Maine Guide (so is Ed) and after talking about their day of fishing for native brook trout Marc and Ed talk about what it means to be a guide, along the way explaining certain terms and scenarios to a perplexed Max.

Marc is on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/deadlydvd) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rucksackwanderer/ & https://www.instagram.com/wildsofmaine/) and you can find his Wildwood Guide Service website here: https://wildwoodguideservice.com/.

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What fish are native or indigenous to New Hampshire? Specifically, Lake Winnipesaukee. Well, it’s your lucky day because Ed (the Working Class Woodsman on YouTube) has the answers. He also lets Max know about the deal with the eel, particularly American Eels that make their way from Lake Winnipesaukee to the Atlantic Ocean and into the Sea of Sargasso in order to breed. This fresh water to salt water voyage makes them catadromous fish, the opposite of, for instance, salmon, which go from salt water to fresh water to spawn, and are therefore anadromous. Also why are cusk called lawyer fish?

Thanks for watching. We did have some problems recording this. Max accidentally dialed 911 from the lockscreen of his iPhone and then we also ran out of space on the memory card of Max’s camera.

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In this special bonus episode of The Woodsman’s Podcast, Max and Ed finish going through the 2018 Maine Sportsman’s Opinion poll, which they had started in episode 2.

Please check out Marc Paterson’s YouTube channel:
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In episode 2 of the Woodsman’s Podcast, Max and Ed discuss the 2018 Sportsman’s Opinion Poll in the June edition of the Maine Sportsman. Questions range from “Did you hunt with a crossbow in the past year,” to “Do you believe global warming is a real environmental threat” to “should the state end the recreational trapping of bears?”

We got through only half of the questions in this episode, so let us know in the comments (https://youtu.be/1ZsovZBrk8c) if you’d like to hear us discuss the remaining 20 or so questions next month. We will also be talking about kayak fishing next month and about picking wild berries.

To answer a question we didn’t know the answer to in the podcast, there are 43 game wardens in New Hampshire and 125 in Maine (according to the respective state websites).

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