Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS


Written on May 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm, by

Another turkey season has come and gone. I spent the last several days chasing two gobblers that teased me every day until the season was officially over. They showed up each day within two hundred square yards of the previous day. Sometimes I would just sit in my truck waiting for them to come out […]


Written on May 17, 2016 at 11:50 am, by

I just spent a week outside of Branson Missouri in a spacious timeshare house overlooking Table Rock Lake. Table Rock is a beautiful man-made lake that has approximately 800 miles of shoreline. It is not only enjoyed by the locals and by thousands of recreational fishermen; it has also hosted many professional bass tournaments. If […]

What Good Is God? 

Written on May 17, 2016 at 10:21 am, by

What difference does God make?  Is this faith stuff legit?  Are there elements to life that really do come about due to His engagement and involvement in our lives? These are significant questions.  We live in such a time that we need answers.  Religion on it’s surface can seem confusing, even repulsive, to oh so […]

Radical Detour

Written on May 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

It amazes me how often I still do stupid things. Now it probably doesn’t surprise some of the people who know me, but I honestly shake my head in wonder at my consistent ignorance to learn from the past. This ugly fact has raised its head several times during this turkey season. How can a […]

Shocking Hunt

Written on May 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm, by

No matter how long you’ve been doing something, there is always a first. This truth goes for turkey hunting and it goes for me.  Let me explain. I had decided at the last minute to go hunting that morning. I was about thirty minutes late but was still able to arrive before the hens flew […]

Risk Taking

Written on April 26, 2016 at 11:18 am, by

I don’t remember being so aggravated as I was the other day. There I was sitting with a friend, sulking about a lost opportunity to pull the trigger on a tom turkey. The night before we had seen a gobbler and a hen move into a certain part of the woods. We surmised they would […]


Written on April 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm, by

Last year I broke down and bought me two Avian X decoys. If you’re a turkey hunter you know these are not cheap. They are the most realistic decoys that I know of on the market. I bought a hen and Jake. (A Jake is a young gobbler for those who may not know.) I […]

Everybody Can Hunt

Written on April 12, 2016 at 11:25 am, by

Every now and then I try to get my wife into the hunting and fishing scene by sharing a little knowledge about various things. While some wives are as avid hunters as their husbands; mine prefers to let me do the killin’ and cleanin’ and she’ll do the cookin’. It seems, however, more and more […]


Written on April 5, 2016 at 10:38 am, by

I was unable to scout before opening day, but I knew where the turkeys loved to roost. So, I proceeded to set up my decoys with a little bit of faith and a little bit of reason. As daylight approached, I tried to wake up a nearby gobbler with a soft yelp. Nothing answered my […]

Possibility of Success

Written on March 29, 2016 at 10:59 am, by

I’m getting pretty excited about turkey season. It’s only a week away here but the toms are already gobbling and strutting. It’s their time of year and they know it. The next several weeks could be exciting for us hunters. Or not. I’ve hunted too many years to make bold predictions. Everything from the weather […]