Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Burdens

Written on November 29, 2016 at 10:12 am, by

I’ve always considered myself a prepared hunter – some would say over prepared. I very rarely go into the woods without my backpack. During the colder months this is especially true. Since I’m never absolutely sure as to what the weather will bring, I take just about everything. My backpack is over three-thousand cubic inches. […]

Follow-Through

Written on November 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm, by

t some point during each hunt I find myself going through the scenario of seeing a deer. Before that scenario, I make sure I have taken my rangefinder and marked the yardage in the shooting lanes that I have. The last thing I want to do is guess the distance of my shot. There will […]

Thankful

Written on November 15, 2016 at 9:49 am, by

I am certain the most thankful people ought to be those who consider themselves outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. We are the folks who get to enjoy riches that go far beyond our ability to pay for. We get to play in the backyard of God. And even though most property is claimed by an individual or […]

As Advertised

Written on November 8, 2016 at 9:40 am, by

One of the more popular ways of hunting is called “spot and stalk”. This type of hunting is done on the ground, moving quietly through the woods, looking for an unsuspecting deer. When a deer is spotted (hence the word spot), a hunter stalks (hence the word stalk) in order to get close enough to […]

Commonality

Written on November 1, 2016 at 10:01 am, by

My favorite time of the year starts right now! It begins on Halloween and goes for about six weeks. In deer hunting terms these few weeks involve the pre-rut, rut, post-rut, and secondary rut. Each of these periods offers some exciting times to be in the woods. And if one is limited in the amount […]

Limited Time

Written on October 25, 2016 at 9:48 am, by

November is undoubtedly the best month for seeing big deer in most states. The bucks are either cruising for a doe that is ready to breed, or they are already hot on the heels of one that is in sight. Depending on where you live, the action is at its best. Many of the southern […]

Headwinds

Written on October 18, 2016 at 9:37 am, by

I’m not much of a duck hunter. I like it but in my area there are not many places to go – or many ducks. So, my duck experiences are usually in other states as a guest of friends. As a result, it has taken several years for me to put together a mental picture […]

Non-Typical

Written on October 11, 2016 at 10:47 am, by

Have you ever noticed that many of the best bucks ever taken have been of the non-typical type? The racks of these monsters are as unique as the stories of how they made it to the wall of fame.  They come in 16, 20, and even 30 point varieties. They may have drop-tines, multiple brow […]

Humility and Harmony

Written on October 4, 2016 at 11:20 am, by

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 […]

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 […]