Trail Cam Captures Awesome Eagle Pics

Just a quick post with some great pics.   My friend, Todd Rost, passed these pictures along taken by his neighbor, Cody VanDerVeen this past fall.   Apparently Cody set up his trail camera over a deer carcass taken during the Minnesota firearms deer hunting season just to see what sort of critters visited the site after the hunt.   In his message, Cory states he finally, over this past weekend, picked up the camera and much to his amazement check out what he had captured:





As you can well see, nature doesn’t let anything go to waste.   More importantly, just how cool is it to see all these Bald Eagles gathering in one location.   Thanks to Cody for sharing these awesome pics.

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ENTER NOW: Santa’s $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Giveaway

Bass-pro_lgC’mon…are you into the holiday spirit yet?   Are you tired of the Grinch always stealing your Christmas?   Be honest, would winning a $100 Bass Pro Shops gift card bring a sure smile to your face?   Cheer up…you’re just a few clicks of the mouse and several keystrokes away from Santa leaving an important piece of plastic in your stocking this season, rather than the customary lump of coal.

Here’s how this contest works.   All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post answering this question:

“All I want for Christmas is ____________ (fill in the blank) from Bass Pro Shops.”

Oh, there’s just one more important little step to this.   Think of me as your virtual Santa with you sitting on my lap.   Not only do I want to hear WHAT you want for Christmas, but I also want to hear WHY you think you’ve been a good little deserving boy or girl this past year.   Keep in mind creativity tends to score big points with this pseudo Santa.

Good Luck!

Oh, and by the way, remember Hermey the Misfit Elf who wanted to become a dentist in the classic show Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer?   Turns out he failed dental school and became a lawyer instead.   The little elf insists I also disclose the following information as it relates to how this giveaway contest will work:

  • This contest will run from 9:00am CST on 12/10/10 until 9:00am on 12/20/10.   Winner will be notified immediately at contest close requesting an address in which to mail gift card.
  • Limit 1 (one) entry per person.  Multiple submissions by the same person will be disqualified with only the original submission considered.
  • Be pithy and creative.   Entries consisting of 100 words or less will score higher in the judge’s mind.
  • This contest is void where prohibited.   The decision of the judge will be final.  (Note: So as not to show any favoritism, my wife will be selecting the winning entrant)
  • FTC Disclosure:  The gift card prize was provided for this contest in exchange for promotional consideration of Bass Pro Shops.
    • Bass Pro Shops gift cards are conveniently available at your local grocery store’s Gift Card Mall or online at
    • You can personalize your Bass Pro Shops gift card by adding a photo of the gift recipient’s best “catch” online at
    • A Bass Pro Shops gift card gives a recipient the opportunity to get what they want when they want and can be the perfect last minute gift, whether you’re buying at your local grocery store or online.

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