Central Jersey, Rockaway River
I'm wearing the first All-Around Jac we ever made. Debby doesn't like me to wear it because we changed the design and improved the tailoring quite a bit. But I like to keep wearing this old one because it's made from our true production Fabric and it has more use on it than any other WeatherWool I have ... so now I'm testing for durability. The temp was about 75F/24C. I was fine wearing the wool until I started hauling 60 or maybe 70 pounds (32 kgs) of geese. Thanks to Fisher Neal for doing most of the shooting, half the carrying and all of the cleaning! Fisher is a multi-faceted guy ... a true professional actor and hunting guide who also teaches people to hunt! And we are happy to have Fisher as a WeatherWool Advisor.
Yes, bald eagle spotted in New Jersey! The pictures immediately above and below were taken at The Swamp, where we do a lot of WeatherWool photography.
Sussex County, Northwestern Jersey
The State of New Jersey Biologists named this big boy BearZilla.
He was live-trapped and weighed 726 pounds. As you can see from the timestamp on the picture, this was a MAY weight. BearZilla probably weighed 900 pounds six months earlier ... Really, it looks as if he would have had to crouch to get into the trap!
21 August 2018