The Pain of Misunderstanding

Misunderstood   I think all professions and even every recreation is misunderstood by either those who have never participated or by the critics of that profession or recreation. It’s only until we get to know someone close or get to participate, do we really...

That Terrible Turkey

Another turkey season is just around the corner. Even though I’m excited about the possibilities, I’m reminded again of my distaste for the characteristics of this bird. Yes, he’s beautiful. Yes, he’s hardy. And yes, he’s a wily competitor. But his best contribution...

Nothing Just Happens

I was thinking about a hunt from last season. I harvested one of my best bucks. It was about 4:00 p.m. when the buck came through behind me. It was well before dark, and I was hunting with a crossbow out of a rifle stand. I did it because the stand was in a fence line...

A Slow Presentation

The end of February and the beginning of March is not normally a time outdoor activities come to mind. Deer hunters are gathering up the remains of the last season and the turkey season is still a few weeks away. So, what’s a guy/gal to do? Well, for starters, the...

Maturity and Minerals

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of February. So far, the winter here has not been too bad. A few light snows and some cold days, but not a winter that has seemed to hang on forever. And even though March can produce a wide variety of weather, the unusually cold...