Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS


Written on June 21, 2016 at 9:45 am, by

Jimmy’s idea of being in the woods has nothing to do with squirrel, deer, or even those delicious mushrooms. His joy comes from not only the hunt but the profitability of it. He hunts ginseng. Ginseng is a root that is used in many medicines and as its own natural, herbal, supplement. It is used […]

Father’s Day

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm, by

I have never been a big holiday guy. It seems there are so many now that they’re almost no different from any other day of the week. They have evolved so much that even Ground-Hog Day has national television coverage. Father’s Day, however, is special to me. Not only because I am one, but because […]

Trying To Live From The Safety-Nest 

Written on June 13, 2016 at 11:26 am, by

Being a person can take its toll… on being a person. We do have the elements to fight, don’t we?  What’s weird is that, as much as we resent personal criticism from any other, we feel such freedom to whittle ourselves down to size before our opponents enter the ring. Truthfully, sometimes the enemy is […]

While You Still Can

Written on June 7, 2016 at 9:57 am, by

Now that turkey season is over, I’m getting my mental facilities back in sync.  I’ve noticed for the past few years that as each hunting season lingers I begin to overlook the beauty around me and focus solely on the hunt itself. It’s really not a good situation.  After a couple of weeks in hunting […]

Feel the Tug

Written on May 31, 2016 at 4:21 pm, by

There’s nothing like barreling down the lake in the spring or summer at 5:00 in the morning. The cool mist will wake up anybody. But it’s not really the air that is alarming, it’s the possibility of a big bass that is ready for breakfast; buzz bait style. To see the calm water come to […]


Written on May 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm, by

Another turkey season has come and gone. I spent the last several days chasing two gobblers that teased me every day until the season was officially over. They showed up each day within two hundred square yards of the previous day. Sometimes I would just sit in my truck waiting for them to come out […]


Written on May 17, 2016 at 11:50 am, by

I just spent a week outside of Branson Missouri in a spacious timeshare house overlooking Table Rock Lake. Table Rock is a beautiful man-made lake that has approximately 800 miles of shoreline. It is not only enjoyed by the locals and by thousands of recreational fishermen; it has also hosted many professional bass tournaments. If […]

What Good Is God? 

Written on May 17, 2016 at 10:21 am, by

What difference does God make?  Is this faith stuff legit?  Are there elements to life that really do come about due to His engagement and involvement in our lives? These are significant questions.  We live in such a time that we need answers.  Religion on it’s surface can seem confusing, even repulsive, to oh so […]

Radical Detour

Written on May 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

It amazes me how often I still do stupid things. Now it probably doesn’t surprise some of the people who know me, but I honestly shake my head in wonder at my consistent ignorance to learn from the past. This ugly fact has raised its head several times during this turkey season. How can a […]

Shocking Hunt

Written on May 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm, by

No matter how long you’ve been doing something, there is always a first. This truth goes for turkey hunting and it goes for me.  Let me explain. I had decided at the last minute to go hunting that morning. I was about thirty minutes late but was still able to arrive before the hens flew […]