That's right, on this last day of November the temperature was 2 degrees BELOW zero this morning and we received two inches of fresh snow. Perhaps this is a good sign of a great snowmobiling season to come. Let's hope!
To date we have registered 41 deer this season, four of which were taken by guests of Bosebuck Mountain Camps including John's 178 pound 7-pointer and Anthony's nice 2-pointer. His Dad went home without filling his tag, but very pleased that Anthony took his first deer in this area. Muzzle loader season will end this Saturday, so we should have a few more to record in the books.
With an overnight low of 3.2 degrees, the lake has now completely frozen over at this end. I spotted the first coyote of the season just a short while ago meandering the shoreline up the river. Too far away for a good shot, but I'll keep my eyes open.
In accordance with Title 12, Section 13104, Subsection 15, the IF&W Commissioner has selected the weekend of January 25, 26, and 27, 2013 to be the Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend in Maine. This has also been confirmed as the reciprocal weekend in New Hampshire and Vermont.
This allows for all legally registered New Hampshire and Vermont snowmobiles to be operated in Maine without a current Maine registration. This also allows for all legally registered Maine snowmobiles to be operated in New Hampshire and Vermont without being registered in that states as well.
We are well into the 2012 deer season and already registered 27 deer here at camp, two of which were taken by our lodging guests. Still no snow on the ground to tack but the temperatures have been very cold overnight and only reaching the high 30's during the day. Of course of early risers are finding the woods a bit "crunchy", but head out just the same chasing that big buck.
The ice has started it's progress across the lake and the little river has already iced over. Another couple nights and we won't see free flowing water until April.
Members of the www.BosebuckMountainRiders.com Snowmobile Club have been busy preparing the groomer for a great season. Trail work has almost been completed and they are all looking forward to a lot of SNOW. They will be working with the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club this year to share the grooming duties for portions of ITS84. If you would like to become a member or donate to the trail maintenance fund, please visit their website for additional information.
Congratulations to Robert who took this nice 8-pointer on the second day of the season. I would say not bad for his first deer. His Dad is still out looking to score his own deer to take home before they leave Sunday morning.