- uploaded: Feb 8, 2013
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Thanks for the subs, views, comments, and support. Please like, share, comment and subscribe. The seventh and last video in this hiking series which was filmed in early October in the woods and swamps of southern Michigan. After finding my first hen of the woods of the season I was re-vitalized with energy and continued on in search of the elusive Maitake or dancing mushroom, a great wild edible mushroom of early autumn. www.youtube.com I wanted to touch base and reflect on my reasoning for hiking and foraging, and also give a response to some as to how I feel about time spent vs. resources recovered, and my thoughts on using wild edibles and other natural resources as a source of income or career option. I ran into a large area of disturbed forest floor full of deer tracks, rubs and scrapes. I'm thinking this area was a sign of nocturnal pre rut activity where several bucks may have been sparring and locking antlers. Also, wanted to give my thoughts on using rubs to determine size of bucks and, based on the area, whether or not these spots would make for good daytime deer hunting locations. I'm no expert deer hunter, but I have been in the woods most of my life and do have a pretty good understanding of the game and how they behave. I found another large Artist conk mushroom. these mushrooms can be drawn on with sticks or wood burned to make really fine works of art, or they can be used as natural hidden signposts and trail markers. Ed, or sousaville, shows some of what ...