Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
I'd bet one of the first thoughts through your head was:
Whoa, Tom! Aren't you getting ahead of yourself?
It is true that we've only just put the Independence Day festivities behind us. Yet it is never too early to begin thinking about deer and deer hunting.
We've got a healthy herd of deer - a bit too healthy for my tastes - considering the thousands of dollars worth of damage they've caused munching on our trees.
With good nutrition and cover (yes, that would be our trees they are eating and hiding amongst) whitetail deer can reproduce at prolific rates.
A doe in good physical condition will be bred at 6 to 9 months of age. Translation: A significant number of the female fawns born this spring will be pregnant by year-end.
Wisconsin's bow season opens September 13th.
That would be exactly 68 days from now.
Shoot straight and hunt safe.