Field Report 09.01.2013D: Hammerfield

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The pine grove at Hammerfield, surrounded by cornfields; 1 September, 2013.  Copyright © 2015 Sanjay R Singhal.  All rights reserved.

FIELD REPORT 09.01.2013Dv2

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It is reasonable to suggest that, in context, the placement of the Hawaiian-style lei upon the large, slanted branch at Hammerfield was a deliberate gesture; it was not an accidental occurrence.

The following observations were made while reviewing same:

  1. The lei appeared to be brand new;
  2. It did not appear to have faded; the colours were still bright and fresh;
  3. It was confirmed, by others, that the lei had not been there a week ago;
  4. Based by its careful, symmetrical arrangement, the lei appeared to have been deliberately placed; ie it did not appear to have been deposited by natural forces;
  5. The land is private; access to Hammerfield is available only by the owners’ consent. Although hunters access the woods in the autumn, it was not yet bow season for White Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus); only Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura) and early Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) were in season on 1 September, 2013;[1] [2] [3]
  6. However, neither of these birds are hunted on the farm, and the owners later confirmed that no hunters were permitted on the land until November;[4]
  7. The owners usually do not access the woods along the farm road; in fact, they have repeatedly indicated that they do not feel comfortable in this area, and avoid it as much as possible.

While it is tempting to suggest placement of the lei by EC,[5] there is, at present, insufficient documentation to make this statement. Access to the clearing, via the woods along the farm road, could suffice any person or persons to enter the woods, place the lei, and then depart, without being seen or heard.

Nonetheless, based upon more recent activity in this area, the possibility of EC may still be considered.

[1] Wisconsin DNR Author(s). Outdoor Report: September 5, 2013. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. http://dnr.wi.gov/news/OR/?id=352. 2015. Web. Accessed 22 August 2015.

[2] The 2013 Wild Turkey and Ruffed Grouse season did not start until 14 September. USA Today Author(s). Wisconsin Sees Strong Demand for Turkey Hunt Permits. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/09/04/wisconsin-turkey-hunting/2761607/. 2015. Web. Accessed 22 August 2015.

[3] Stevens Point City Times Author(s). Mourning Dove, Canada Goose Season set for September 1. Stevens Point City Times. http://www.spcitytimes.com/muorning-dove-canadian-goose-season-set-for-sept-1/. 26 August 2013. Web. Accessed 22 August 2015.

[4] The 2013 Wisconsin Bow (for White-Tailed Deer) did not begin until 14 September. PJ Cashman. When Does the Wisconsin Bow Season Begin? Morning Moss. http://morningmoss.com/when-does-the-wisconsin-bow-season-start-in-2013/. 30 August 2013. Web. Accessed 22 August 2015.

[5] EC, in this context, stands for ‘Elder Children’ as usual.

To open the Report, simply double-click on the words “FIELD REPORT”  above, and the PDF file will open for you; you may then download the file to your own computer, or read here, at your leisure.

Sanjay R Singhal, RA

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