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I’ve often noticed how deer live mostly in a quiet environment. Even this morning I watched one particular city dwelling doe begin to get a bit nervous when the noise of traffic began to surround her. She quickly moved to a quieter place. Not only do they prefer a soundless surrounding, but most of the […]

Over Calling

I sat for hours and hours in the woods – on a 2 x 3 foot platform over 20 feet in the air. I did it day after day and sometimes all day long. I know it sounds crazy to non-deer hunters but to be honest, when you go home empty handed, it sounds crazier […]


Joyce Kilmer wrote; I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins […]


I’m back at home after an extended time away hunting and preparing for some outdoor events. I had better not plan on staying around too long; if I get too comfy I’ll miss a bunch of bucks on the move. The weather has been very inconsistent. I have hunted on days where the temperatures have […]

Sinful Law

You might be surprised as to what I love about fall. Hunting? Of course, but a close second is football. I love football; especially the NFL. I can remember the first game I ever watched and no it was not when they had leather helmets. It was the 1970 Super Bowl between the Minnesota Vikings […]

Making the Path Clear Once Again

During the early archery season I arrowed a nice doe. I calculated that I was in my tree stand about seven minutes. Before I went to search for my deer I gathered my equipment, loaded it on my four-wheeler, and took it to my truck. By the time I was back to my tree stand […]

Humility and Harmony

Many times when I pick up my bow I’m reminded of my first shotgun purchase as a sixteen year old. I’ve often said, I went into that store as a boy and left feeling like a man. My bow gives me an equal amount of manly pleasure. It’s not that I feel overtly prideful; it’s […]

Climbing Higher

Safety in the deer hunting world has made so many strides in the past few decades. I can remember when safety harnesses were not even invented and the only disclaimer on some climbing stands was ones that invoked its owner to “climb at your own risk”. Many hunters had accidents but it still surprises me […]

Waiting on the Best

It was only about 30 minutes after daylight when a doe and spike showed up under my tree stand. I had planned on putting some meat in my freezer and this doe would have been perfect, but I just couldn’t make myself let go of an arrow. I watched, waited, contemplated, analyzed, and still couldn’t […]

Made to Be

I’m blessed to be able to meet and talk to hunters and fishermen in many parts of the country. This club is made up of so many different people and from so many different walks of life and each is welcomed. I can honestly say these sports open their doors to men, women, and youngsters […]

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