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Matt Dickerson: Second-guessing after the deer season

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



Second-guessing: evaluating a decision after the outcome of that decision is known; being critical of an action with the added advantage of hindsight. “Monday morning quarterbacking” we call it. But this column is not about football.

I am a storyteller. This week I had planned for my column a story about my harvesting of a deer during the 2012 season. Maybe two stories: one about rifle season and one about muzzleloading.

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Sports Column: Of Hobbits, hunting and Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Sports Column: Why one youth hunts (and more really ought to)

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



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“Squirrels are way too loud!” That’s was the comment from 13-yearold Jake Pyne. It wasn’t really a complaint. Merely one of many observations he made while hunting with his father.

“When I’m in the woods hunting deer it’s hard not to notice other things. Just sitting quietly you get to see how the wildlife acts when they think no one is around,” was another.

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Sports Column: Art, function and the great outdoors

Posted on October 10, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



 

By the time my nephew Michael was 13 years old, he was not only tying his own flies but was selling them to a local fly-fishing store. These were functional flies; they were tied with the intention of being used to catch fish. But Michael was an artist. He took great pride in his work. He subscribed to a magazine devoted not to fly-fishing but just to the tying of flies.

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Sports Column: New fishing platform is a boon for all

Posted on September 27, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



Anyone driving up Lincoln Road along the New Haven River from Bristol to West Lincoln in the past few weeks is sure to have noticed a new structure hanging over the water at Eagle Park. Indeed, over the past several months regular commuters have seen the entire project slowly take shape, including the grading and construction of a ramp leading from a parking lot down toward a bend in the river, and then eventually the appearance of a sturdy new platform and railings along with some attractive landscaping.

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Sports Column: Anglers help conserve New Haven River

Posted on September 13, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



I always loved thunderstorms as a child. My favorite place to watch them was lakeside on vacations in Maine. I still enjoy a good thunderstorm now and then. But since the flood of 1998 — and since I moved into a house on the side of a hill in the middle of the woods — my feelings have changed.

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Sports column: Lessons from Steinbeck and U-Hual

Posted on August 30, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



Roughly two and a half decades ago I got married, finished graduate school, and moved to Vermont for a job teaching at Middlebury College. That was a time when U-Haul, a company synonymous with cross-country moves, had the motto: “Adventures in Moving.”

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Catching 120 rainbows on the McKenzie River

Posted on August 16, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



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One thing to do in the summer

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



What to do on a summer’s day is not really a problem for me. Just my list of outdoor projects around the house could keep me busy for weeks. I need to get my trailer hitched up and haul the cut-and-split firewood stacked on lumber trails around the property, so I can get it under a shed roof before snowfall.

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Night on the notch

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Matt Dickerson



Where to sleep? That was the question. Beneath the roof of the lean-to shelter, or under the much higher and vaster “roof” of open sky and star-filled heavens?

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