The Sidelines

One thing about turkey season is the season starts before the season starts. What I mean is, sometimes weeks before hunters are allowed to hunt, the gobblers are already mating the hens. The action is fast before hunters have any opportunity to tag a bird. All we can...

More Than Matter

           I’m convinced most hunters and fishermen never contemplate the outdoor world they take pleasure in. I know in my own life, without a concerted effort, I only enjoy creation without ever giving it much deep thought. I’ve...

Don’t Look Down

            I put what I thought was a good shot on a big buck a few weeks ago. I was shooting my muzzleloader and had measured the yardage where the deer would be appearing. Sure enough, they showed up along with this nice buck in the...

The Gift

              Unlike some other types of hunting, pursuing the turkey is very enjoyable doing with a partner; especially if one is doing the calling and the other is doing the shooting. Most people who have hunted turkey for a period...

The First Song

           I took another trip to the woods the other day. I hadn’t been for nearly a month. My deer season ended at the end of December and since then I have been trying to catch up on work. My weapon this time was not a gun or bow, but...

The Big Ask

           I’ve only been aoudad hunting two times in my life, and I have yet to even see one. Both hunts were not under the best conditions and/or times. My recent one was lots of fun, but I was not there during the best time of the...