Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Blazing a Trail

Written on September 27, 2016 at 1:43 pm, by

I’ve learned over the years to keep a watchful eye when I travel to a tree stand in an unfamiliar place. I especially do this when I’m hunting in another state. I’ve been lost a few times. When I’m walking in I always try to turn around and look back to see what the view […]

Changing Ecosystem

Written on September 20, 2016 at 9:36 am, by

I can remember years ago thinking how neat it would be to have lots of bears in our area. I knew we had some and every now and then one would be spotted on camera and it would make news. Even though I deer hunted within their roaming area, I never gave much thought as […]

Don’t Get Used to the Absence

Written on September 13, 2016 at 10:38 am, by

If you hunt or fish long enough there will come times that you must give up your passion for other things. I can remember years ago opening a business during hunting season. The timing of the opening was not optional so you can imagine how often I got to hunt that year. There was also […]

Always a Price to Pay

Written on September 6, 2016 at 7:55 pm, by

It’s beginning to feel a lot like deer season. The temperatures today will range from the mid-sixties to the mid-seventies. Days like these are sure to get me rubbin’ and ruttin’. Even though the season is open in one of my border states, I still don’t get too excited until I can see my breath […]


Written on August 30, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

I can remember the first time I decided to learn to hunt with a bow. I was about 30 years old. Yeah, I know this seems old to some of you but at that time I did more fishing than hunting. I can also remember my friend Tim easing my mind concerning my ability to […]

Success is its Own Trophy

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm, by

It seems now days that many of us are in to hunting a trophy, especially those of you who have been hunting for a long time. To take a doe or a small buck no longer interests you. I’m not there yet and I suppose there are more hunters out there just like me. I […]

Longest Season

Written on August 16, 2016 at 11:48 am, by

Ever since I can remember deer hunting, I have dreaded July and August. Not because deer season is not here yet but because it will soon be. And if I am going to be ready for the cooler mornings of September and the colder days of October and November, I have to force myself into […]


Written on August 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm, by

A recent picture I had not seen in several years brought an uncontrollable smile to my face. It was my son and me leaning against one another and him holding up a squirrel by the tail. It was his first. There he was, a seven-year-old with his camouflage on, his dad’s hat that had been […]

More Than I Can Ever Ask For

Written on August 2, 2016 at 11:36 am, by

I had heard of others catching two fish on the same bait before, but I had never done it or even witnessed it. All that changed the other day. It was a beautiful, comfortable, and even cool August morning on the river. It had been several weeks since I had taken this same trip. I […]

Strategic Planning

Written on July 26, 2016 at 10:05 am, by

I’m reminded of an old country song that goes like this. “It’s too hot to fish, too hot for golf, and too cold at home” (Imagine a deep twang). Well, while the home fires may still be burning, it’s definitely too hot to fish and too hot for golf. So, I just sits and thinks […]