Brent Reece Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
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FOR ALL YOU FOLKS IN “CUMBERLAND FARMS” TERRITORY…..CUMBIES WILL GIVE 20 cents from each ice sale directly to ALS!!!!


Ted Nugent Remembering Fred Bear!!!
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GREAT VIDEO OF A GREAT SONG!!! Thank you “Wildman”……we love you Ted!!!

A true guiding force in America now and for always!!!


Product Review Gecko Monitoring Software
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Gecko Monitoring Software


       I recently was offered the chance to download and review a cool security program for my computer. The Gecko Monitoring Software is a new generation monitor program that lets you know what your computer is doing even when you are not there.


This part of what it does:

 Takes screenshots of all windows & websites.
Logs every application used and tells you when it was used.
Logs every website visited and tells you when it was visited.
Reports what was typed into every application & website.
Monitors all printed documents, including times printed.
Emails reports to you remotely & secretly, at times set by you.
Innovative timeline feature – an easy to understand timeline of events.
Monitors all file activity, including saved, opened & deleted files.

Does all of this completely hidden, un-hides with a secret key combo.



Here is what they say about their software:

Product Description:


Gecko Monitor is the complete solution to monitoring everything that happens on your
computer while you’re away. Perfect for parents who want to monitor their childs
computer or bosses who want to monitor their employees computers – Gecko Monitor
has everything you’ll need to give you peace of mind!

Combining powerful monitoring tools and stealth, Gecko Monitor has a number of great
features including the ability to monitor every website visited, every program used and
every keystroke pressed – as well as taking screenshots of everything that happens on screen.

The more advanced features of Gecko Monitor make this software the most advanced, all
in one, computer monitoring solution on the market, why not download our free trial and
see for yourself?

Takes screenshots of all windows & websites.
Logs every application used and tells you when it was used.
Logs every website visited and tells you when it was visited.
Reports what was typed into every application & website.
Monitors all printed documents, including times printed.
Emails reports to you remotely & secretly, at times set by you.
Innovative timeline feature – an easy to understand timeline of events.
Monitors all file activity, including saved, opened & deleted files.
Does all of this completely hidden, un-hides with a secret key combo.





I have been using the program for about two weeks and I really like how it RECORDS EVERYTHING! The screenshots…and keystrokes. Document files accessed and what was typed into each website. There goes the excuse of accidentally going somewhere password protected. You have to sign in and Gecko saves the code to prove it!! I really like how well thought out the program is. Easy to use and to access all it’s features.


Definitely something concerned parents need to add to computer today!!


I could go on and on about it but I have a better idea…….


You can download the FREE TRIAL of Gecko Monitor from their website (


Try it on your computer for 10 days and if you like it I will give you the Upgrade to the  fully functioning version for free, if you are one of the 1st  FIVE to comment here on NWW.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

What is “Ethical Hunting”?
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What is “Ethical Hunting”?     by Brent Reece









Recent debates in our state about bear hunting have hinged upon the “animal rights yahoos” arguments that our current laws are not ethical. That using dogs/bait and snares are not ethical ways to kill bears. Is it ethical to say that still hunting is THE ONLY ETHICAL WAY TO HUNT. These other methods have come from still hunting’s inability to actually succeed most of the time it’s attempted. It is the least effective of all the methods. In fact even the most skilled still hunter will tell you it is 65-70 % luck! Not to mention it is nearly impossible to “sneak up” on a bear. They are not deer, they are predators in their own right and have the senses of predators. The eyes may not be the best, but the nose and the intelligence surpasses everything else I the woods.


Lets look at each method:


1. Bear Hounding: Of the three methods we are discussing this is the most dangerous for man and beast. As the dogs must first locate the bear by scent. Then the dogs are loosed upon the hottest trail and seek out the bear. The dogs only job is to pursue the bear, making as much noise as possible and push the bear up a tree.

Historically bears have always raised heck with dogs and yes upon occasion dogs in their zeal to please us humans have been hurt and or killed by bears. At the same time breeding and better training has created a better class of dogs that are bigger, smarter and more aloof of bears. They are worth way too much now to engage bears in confrontations and get hurt. So pack selection and training have replaced that method and the bears are intimidated by the hounds more to flee up a tree. We humans have a long history of using dogs to do our dirty work, and hunting has always been a hard tough job for us all at times. Nothing tougher than running a bear across the swamps and ridges of Maine and then to harang and harass a bear up a tree.

The use of hounds on bears is no different than using dogs to chase rabbits or point grouse. The difference here is that the bear can defend itself and dumb dogs will not last  long against a smart bear. To counter this bears are hunted by a pack of at least three dogs. All are baying at the moon the whole time and using the bears own fear of humans and dogs to push the bear. Young bears are the first to tree, along with sows and cubs. The difficulty arises when a sow stops running to protect her fleeing cubs to attack the dogs. Giving her cubs the chance to get up a tree. Well trained dogs will stay clear of her, and hunters will call them off and move out of the area ASAP.

The big bruins are the prime targets of the houndsmen and will usually run like there was no tomorrow. Staying far enough ahead of the dogs and covering the most ground. Only the most aggressive and obese bears will usually stand and fight. Good hounds will have a special howl just for the scarier bears. Letting the houndsmen know they are on the track of a big old boy! There is no way to reduce the dangers involved other than better breeding to create better dogs, and better training.

I have heard it said that these houndsmen do not care for their dogs and that they are cruel to them. What a pile of horse crap that is. Yes there are bad houndsmen out there who have hurt dogs or not taken proper care of them. Houndsmen love their dogs just like all dog lovers do. Proper car and feeding is essential to the success of the hunter and the fitness of the dogs. Dogs not taken proper care of will not hunt worth the time to take them. They will be too distracted to focus on the job ahead. There are exceptions to all rules and a few bad apples will ruin the barrel for all.


2. Bear trapping: The first thing people think of when they hear the words BEAR TRAP is that iconic image of the giant toothy trap. THOSE ARE ILLEGAL and cannot be used. Our modern trap is in fact a foot snare that simple snags his foot and holds him there for the trapper. The law requires these to be checked each day. It is common for bears caught in one  to be found curled up sleeping! These are the same cable snares that biologists around the state use for catching and relocating bears when the big barrel traps fail to get the smarter ones.  Another fact is that bears held by snares can be release on site unharmed as in the case of sows with cubs. I know of at least one incident when a sow was caught that Wardens came in with a biologist and tranked the bear to release it. The bear woke after a few minutes and walked away unharmed, cubs close behind!

3. Bear Baiting: This is my personal favorite method. The idea here is to create a controlled situation where bears come in to feed unrestricted and afford the hunter the best possible shot and the best possible harvest. It has been my experience that on average one bait site will feed 5 to 20 bears depending on your area. We hang our bait on cables off the ground to force bears to stand to dump the bucket to feed. That alone insures that all actively feeding bears have to be at least 5 feet tall! Putting them in the 150 pound class. Because we have time we can better assess the sex and age , and condition of the bears before we harvest them. Avoiding the pitfalls of rapid and or hasty situations common to still hunting.

Anyone who thinks baiting assures success lives in a fantasy world. The bears are the apex predator of the North woods because they have the sense and skills to out smart us most all of the time. But just prior to hibernation their hunger pangs get the best of them. They know that the have to rack on some serious weight to make it through until spring. As long as mast crops are available bears will avoid the baits. But once all the natural food is gone and the bears are still active the bait sites become a magnet for still hungry bears. If anything baiting bears helps better prepare the bears in any given area for the winter ahead. The cost of this is the sacrifice of one bear per site, maybe. See once a bear has been killed on a site the hunters almost always abandon the site and move to an unbloodied one. Do to the bears natural dislike of the smell of death found at a kill site. Shutting down the site shifts the bears to the next nearest bait site in that geographical area. Most baiters will have baits about 1/2 to 1 mile apart. Not all the bears in either area will come to all the baits inside a 4 or 5 square mile area. Bears are real homebodies and will stick close to good area food sources. Area that have berries and acorns/beechnuts, and apples. Farmers crops can be essential foods as well. Bears love oats/barley and sweet corn. A baiter must play all of those foods into the plan and place his bait in a travel route from one natural food source to another on their trail system. So multiple baits allow better coverage inside that 4/5 square mile area.


Ethics is a moral code that requires the hunter to pursue game in the best way that causes the least pain or suffering to the animal. So unnecessary suffering is unethical. The waters get muddied when Elitists try to say one method is more FAIR CHASE than another. The houndsmen will tell you his way is as old as time and is more natural than any other for that reason. The trapper will tell you the same. The baiter will explain to you there is no difference between his bait bucket, and a standing crop or a good mast area like a beech ridge. All he seeks to do is gain more control over the bears travel routes and physical positioning.

All around the country critters are fed to bait them for harvest. Deer  and pigs the most notable. Using bait will always be debated.


In essence ETHICAL HUNTING is any method that causes the least amount of pain and suffering for the sought animals. Beyond method, Ethics requires that all animals taken must be used to the fullest. Wasting any part of the animal is UNETHICAL. Killing an animal solely to create a mount or to put it’s head on your barn is unethical. In essence…the only truly ethical hunter is the meat hunter. No matter what method is employed, if the animal is not for consumption then it is unethical to kill it!


The rest is just gravy on my potatoes.


There are exceptions to the kill it and grill it rule. LIKE COYOTES! Kill them on sight!

- Brent Reece







Wicked Tuna: North vs. South “NEW SERIES PREMIERE”
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PRESS RELEASE: Today at 2:12 AM
 from:  Reese Ramos

Hi Brent, I’d like to share with you the premiere of a new TV series on National Geographic, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, for which I have a sneak peek video that shows what to expect from the show.

I’d like to share with you the premiere of a new TV series on National Geographic, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, for which I have a sneak peek video that shows what to expect from the show its first season.  Take a look at the video and let me know if it’s something you can share with your readers.  Wicked Tuna: North vs. South premieres on Sunday, August 17 at 10/9c on the National Geographic Channel.
A spinoff of the highly popular “Wicked Tuna” series, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South pits Gloucester, Massachusetts’ finest fishermen against a new group of captains from North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
It’s bluefin tuna season in the Outer Banks and the local fleet is not happy when Gloucester’s top fishermen sweep in for their share of the quota. The northern captains must conquer new styles of fishing, treacherous waters and the wrath of southern captain’s to try and reel in some “monstah” fish. When every captain’s got mouths to feed, the only lines that won’t cross are the ones they put in the water.
After a disappointing bluefin tuna season in Massachusetts, the northern captains attempt to salvage their finances by casting their lines along the coast of North Carolina, where the season is just kicking off.  The northern Wicked Tuna captains have to conquer new styles of fishing and face off against some very protective local Outer Banks captains, whose families have fished the area for generations and know the treacherous waters well.  It’s the same free-for-all competition to reel in tuna and rake in dough as both the northern and southern boat crews will do anything to get their share of the elusive bluefin tuna.
Reese Ramos
Working with an agency on this project