Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Strategic Planning

Written on July 26, 2016 at 10:05 am, by

I’m reminded of an old country song that goes like this. “It’s too hot to fish, too hot for golf, and too cold at home” (Imagine a deep twang). Well, while the home fires may still be burning, it’s definitely too hot to fish and too hot for golf. So, I just sits and thinks […]

Sting

Written on July 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm, by

If you’ve been around the woods or the farm long enough, you have had the opportunity to fight a swarm of bees. This is the season for those little yellow jackets to let you know who the boss is. I’m especially alert right now while I’m moving tree stands from one place to another. I […]

Freedom

Written on July 12, 2016 at 11:33 am, by

While Americans are fixed on our own Independence Day; the truth is many different countries take one day each year and celebrate their freedom from another country or empire. I find it odd that even countries that are not known for freedom (like Syria) celebrate it each year. What is forgotten in many places is […]

Utility

Written on July 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm, by

It seems, years ago, I simply reacted when hunting season came. The preparation phase lasted only about a month. The reason was because I hunted area farms. Unlike many hardwoods areas, farm land hunting is fairly predictable. The deer are basically going to be there from year to year. I know this cuts out the […]

EXTREMES

Written on June 28, 2016 at 8:57 am, by

Unless you are in school, the summer is not considered to be most people’s favorite time of year. We usually choose the spring or fall because of the comfortable temperatures and the changes that can be easily seen in the environment around us. In the spring the trees bloom, the plants grow, and the wildlife […]

Valuable

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 […]