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Alright guys, it’s officially okay to admit that you’re getting the deer hunting bug. I think the certified time for confession is after the first sign of an acorn shows up on an oak tree. This finding allows us to start speculating as to how good or bad the mast will be and will get […]


As a youngster, I spent every day outside during the summer. I don’t even remember the rain keeping the crew from Ford’s Woods at bay. I’m sure we were shut down sometimes but evidently I refused to enter those days in my memory bank. What I did enter were the days when each of the […]


The summer can be slow for bass fishermen. The water is warm and the oxygen that fish need for peak activity is not found in warmer water. Therefore they tend to go deeper or become more active when the days are at their coolest. That’s why early in the morning is some of the best […]


I’m always amazed at those who can make things with their hands. I too enjoy creating, but my talents are very limited. I have seen some of the most beautiful items come from things like hickory branches, deer antlers, and turkey feathers. We all love to see furniture that is made from hewn logs and […]

New Placement

I know you may not want to hear about it but I’ve scheduled a few days away next week to work on the upcoming deer season. Since I won’t be able to hunt this location until November, I need to get as much preparation done now in order to limit my groundwork then. I’ve got […]


Men have this uncanny ability to compartmentalize most of what we do. We can simply, mentally, separate one thing from another. We can neatly detach our fatherhood from our hunting and fishing, and each of these from us being a husband. Some say we are organized; my wife would beg to differ or even laugh […]


One of the hardest things to do, it seems like, is find the good in situations. Sometimes as a hunter or a fisherman we tend to measure our day according to whether or not we have brought home something for the wall or the table. Without these trophies, sometimes we bemoan the day, cast blame, […]

Peripheral Information

I have been able to take a couple of days and float the river. Both times I have taken someone that has never been. One time the fishing was very slow. The next trip was more productive. Both trips were filled with all of those things that come with fishing the river whether the fish […]


I’ve taken some time out of the last few days to fish the river. This is my sport of choice during this time of year. The weather has been perfect and the fish have been cooperating as well. One morning I felt like Mike Iaconelli who is one of the pros from the Bass Elite […]

Grease Diet

This time of year I always try catching some pan fish. I really enjoy this slow, unhurried outdoor activity. It’s especially good after managing the deadlines of deer and turkey seasons, and an occasional bass tournament. There are no seasons for bluegill and crappie. If today is unsuccessful maybe I’ll go tomorrow; or maybe not. […]

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