A funny thing happened to me while fishing on the docks on the Florida Intercoastal Waterway early last Sunday morning. It was a bit foggy and I had caught and released 10 red drum on a shrimp drop shot rig. When the dock fishing slowed, I decided to fish out in the deeper water without the small drop shot — just with a frisky large shrimp. I would let the bait sink to the bottom, take up the slack until the line was taut and then gently hop/stop it back.
Last Sunday I got an email call from a gentleman from Galway who had a coyote problem. He had a coyote that was raiding his hen house and leaving with a chicken dinner and would like some help. My first question was, “Do you have a gun?”He did, an old .22 rifle, but had trouble seeing the sights. So, I told him to buy a few cans of dog food and any kind of leftover meats and set up a pile about 75 yards from the hen house — not where I would be shooting toward the house or road.
Hey, all you hunters, there is still time to get out into the woods for a number of small-game targets. It is a great way to reduce that cabin fever. Just a few days ago, I bundled up and headed for the Daketown State Forest in Saratoga County with my old single-shot Springfield .410 shotgun. I knew there were cottontail rabbits there, and if I got lucky I might run into one of the pheasants that were released there earlier in the season.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".