Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Risk Taking

Written on April 26, 2016 at 11:18 am, by

I don’t remember being so aggravated as I was the other day. There I was sitting with a friend, sulking about a lost opportunity to pull the trigger on a tom turkey. The night before we had seen a gobbler and a hen move into a certain part of the woods. We surmised they would […]


Written on April 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm, by

Last year I broke down and bought me two Avian X decoys. If you’re a turkey hunter you know these are not cheap. They are the most realistic decoys that I know of on the market. I bought a hen and Jake. (A Jake is a young gobbler for those who may not know.) I […]

Everybody Can Hunt

Written on April 12, 2016 at 11:25 am, by

Every now and then I try to get my wife into the hunting and fishing scene by sharing a little knowledge about various things. While some wives are as avid hunters as their husbands; mine prefers to let me do the killin’ and cleanin’ and she’ll do the cookin’. It seems, however, more and more […]


Written on April 5, 2016 at 10:38 am, by

I was unable to scout before opening day, but I knew where the turkeys loved to roost. So, I proceeded to set up my decoys with a little bit of faith and a little bit of reason. As daylight approached, I tried to wake up a nearby gobbler with a soft yelp. Nothing answered my […]

Possibility of Success

Written on March 29, 2016 at 10:59 am, by

I’m getting pretty excited about turkey season. It’s only a week away here but the toms are already gobbling and strutting. It’s their time of year and they know it. The next several weeks could be exciting for us hunters. Or not. I’ve hunted too many years to make bold predictions. Everything from the weather […]

Enjoy Every Minute

Written on March 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm, by

The turkeys are gobbling the woods down. Their call is one of the most recognizable in all of nature. Whether one is a turkey hunter or not, everyone knows this familiar sound. And even though a tom turkey will gobble the entire year, he is especially vocal during the spring mating season. The turkey is […]


Written on March 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm, by

Mike is a striper chaser. He’s one of those guys who know where the stripers are at any given time of the year. As a result of his persistence he is also a reliable guide for those who want to have a great day on the water. My son and I had the opportunity last […]

Old Man River

Written on March 8, 2016 at 11:22 am, by

It is such a shame that time seems to be in lesser quantities as one gets older. It’s not just age but the responsibilities that come with having a family, career, and expenses. I can remember when the striper and walleye run would be the most important event in my life. Since the run was […]


Written on March 1, 2016 at 9:57 am, by

It seems no matter which outdoor sport you choose, it involves stillness. Whether you are sitting in a tree stand, luring in a gobbler, or wetting a line, the antsy outdoorsman is the one who goes home hungry.  On the other hand, the successful one is more than likely the one who has learned to […]


Written on February 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm, by

Many of my fellow fishermen are heading to Alabama to get in on the great crappie fishing. They offer some of the best during the winter months. The stories I’ve heard lately have made me start planning my own trip. I’ve made the trek to Lake Weiss a few times before but it’s been years. […]