Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

When the Wind is Against Us

Written on May 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm, by

You never know how the weather will be around here. It changes often. During turkey season we can go from morning temperatures in the 20’s to the 50’s. And because of the spring storms, the winds can be an irresistible force. Even though I try to hunt when the wind is blowing; it is almost […]

No Time for Floating

Written on May 7, 2019 at 11:07 am, by

I’ve noticed that those of us who love the outdoors are always in the moment and yet are preparing for an upcoming moment. This time of year is especially true of this. While turkey season is in progress, I am thinking about getting my gear ready for the river and am also making plans on […]


Written on April 30, 2019 at 11:35 am, by

In the past few weeks I’ve traveled to Texas and Missouri to talk to the turkeys and to hang around friends. It seems, this year, I’ve mostly been more interested in the friend part than the turkey part. I shot a big hog in Texas, but really didn’t push the turkey thing. I was satisfied […]


Written on April 23, 2019 at 11:09 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 […]

Wonderfully Created

Written on April 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm, by

For those of us who spend time outdoors, we get to see a lot of creatures, and many of them would not exactly make it in a Field and Stream’s most beautiful animals list. I can remember the first time I shot a turkey and ran up to it. I was shocked by how ugly […]

God’s Schedule

Written on April 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm, by

It’s hard to find a better month for hunting and fishing than April. With the fish biting and the turkeys gobbling, I find myself in a fevered pitch trying to fit it all in. If I could just get my grass to stop growing until June, then I’d be fine. But there’s also the garage […]


Written on March 26, 2019 at 2:01 pm, by

Every now and then a hunter has to either replace or add a new property to hunt. Sometimes it’s exciting to think about the possibilities and other times it’s a chore because of all the scouting and preparing that must be done before the season. And if the land is of any size, it usually […]


Written on March 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm, by

Whether you are on the water or in the woods, if fish or game is involved, so is scouting. Just because your boat is in the water, doesn’t mean all you have to do is drop a line in order to catch fish. The same goes for the woods. It doesn’t matter what game you […]

Self Esteem

Written on March 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm, by

Another turkey season is arriving soon. And even though I’m excited about the possibilities, I’m reminded again of my distaste for the characteristics of this bird. Yes, he’s beautiful. Yes, he’s hardy. And yes, he’s a wily competitor. But his best contribution is his shining example of all I don’t want to be and all […]

Heaven’s Silence

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:03 pm, by

At first glance, the idea of Heaven’s Silence could lead one to believe that this is a subject about “not speaking up” when such should have happened…. would have been expected.  Yet, the theme is the opposite; that of the necessary silence that was doing the grandest work for humanity. When Jesus lay in the […]