God's Great Outdoors - Rick Merkel
Now on this week's Trail to Adventure! Gerry‘s with a very old friend, back to his high school days. He and guest Rick Merkel graduated from Laurel High in Maryland in 1973. Gerry, Rick and another Laurel grad from “73” Mark Horton, rendezvoused in Palaski, New York to fish Lake Ontario. The three were there to try and hook into Brown Trout and Steelhead, plus King and Coho Salmon. Despite the many predictions of server weather, their Captain launched just as the sun peeked above the horizon before being swallowed by the dark clouds moving in. God provide the group with a hole in the weather and a great catch of fish too. Afterward, they bunked in a lighthouse built in 1838. Later, with his microphone uncased, Rick Merkel shared with Gerry on his years of raising champion AKC beagle hounds and how he hunted rabbits in a number of states across the USA. Rick talks about the various rabbit species and how the live. He also relates on acquiring a good dog and the electronics used today when running hounds.