Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Signs

Written on March 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm, by

Whether you are on the water or in the woods, if fish or game is involved, so is scouting. Just because your boat is in the water, doesn’t mean all you have to do is drop a line in order to catch fish. The same goes for the woods. It doesn’t matter what game you […]

Self Esteem

Written on March 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm, by

Another turkey season is arriving soon. And 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 is his shining example of all I don’t want to be and all […]

Heaven’s Silence

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:03 pm, by

At first glance, the idea of Heaven’s Silence could lead one to believe that this is a subject about “not speaking up” when such should have happened…. would have been expected.  Yet, the theme is the opposite; that of the necessary silence that was doing the grandest work for humanity. When Jesus lay in the […]

Quality not Quantity

Written on March 4, 2019 at 4:29 pm, by

Both fishing and hunting are in a lull. Hunting is pre-turkey season and the fish have been washed to Florida due to all the flooding here lately. Our lakes are above summer pool. It’s crazy. As I write, another wave of rain has come through, with more to follow. Looks like Spring will have plenty […]

Going It Alone

Written on February 26, 2019 at 12:11 pm, by

Even though a friend took me on my first turkey hunt, my first kill came while hunting alone. That morning I remember that my tools of the trade amounted to a Lynch box call and a ten-gauge H and R shotgun. No slate calls and definitely no mouth calls. I can also remember moving from […]

Friendship

Written on February 19, 2019 at 11:40 am, by

There’s no doubt one of the thrills of my life is being able to get outdoors with a bow, gun, or rod. This time of year, I am especially nostalgic concerning this. When you get cooped up because of the weather you really begin to appreciate those things you are unable to do. This is […]

Good News

Written on February 12, 2019 at 10:10 am, by

The temperature hit seventy degrees the other day in my area. It was during the first week of February! It was a cruel tease to make me think Spring is just around the corner. It’s not. It’s just around the next three corners, and then it will have to make a sharp left. At least […]

Culling

Written on February 5, 2019 at 2:04 pm, by

The bass fishing tournaments are getting ready to start with a vengeance. Once they begin, each weekend will offer another opportunity to fish for money. All bass tournaments have pretty much the same rules; two fishermen; one boat; the five biggest fish by weight, win. Some men will literally come to blows in pursuing first […]

Fishing Medicine

Written on January 29, 2019 at 11:13 am, by

Several years ago, I can remember going down to the river during late winter to try my hand during the walleye run. I had forgotten how much fun it really was. Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to go back with my former high school basketball coach. He is a nut about fishing, […]

Overlooking the Obvious

Written on January 22, 2019 at 1:53 pm, by

My friend just ended his deer season on January 30th in Alabama. On the last day of the month he bagged a nice eight-pointer on a piece of property that had gone untended and had always been relegated as his least favorite and most undesirable. This normally would not mean very much except for the […]