Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Changing Ecosystem

Written on September 20, 2016 at 9:36 am, by

I can remember years ago thinking how neat it would be to have lots of bears in our area. I knew we had some and every now and then one would be spotted on camera and it would make news. Even though I deer hunted within their roaming area, I never gave much thought as […]

Don’t Get Used to the Absence

Written on September 13, 2016 at 10:38 am, by

If you hunt or fish long enough there will come times that you must give up your passion for other things. I can remember years ago opening a business during hunting season. The timing of the opening was not optional so you can imagine how often I got to hunt that year. There was also […]

Always a Price to Pay

Written on September 6, 2016 at 7:55 pm, by

It’s beginning to feel a lot like deer season. The temperatures today will range from the mid-sixties to the mid-seventies. Days like these are sure to get me rubbin’ and ruttin’. Even though the season is open in one of my border states, I still don’t get too excited until I can see my breath […]


Written on August 30, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

I can remember the first time I decided to learn to hunt with a bow. I was about 30 years old. Yeah, I know this seems old to some of you but at that time I did more fishing than hunting. I can also remember my friend Tim easing my mind concerning my ability to […]

Success is its Own Trophy

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm, by

It seems now days that many of us are in to hunting a trophy, especially those of you who have been hunting for a long time. To take a doe or a small buck no longer interests you. I’m not there yet and I suppose there are more hunters out there just like me. I […]