Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Dreary Days

Written on January 15, 2019 at 1:51 pm, by

For many of us there is a lull in hunting right now. Deer season has closed except in the deep south and I’ve never been much of a predator hunter. I mostly rest this time of year, lick my wounds, and put most of my gear back in its place. A hog hunt may be […]

Going Home

Written on January 8, 2019 at 10:36 am, by

I’m always excited about the times I get to go on an extended hunting trip. The expectations are always high and the opportunity to go with a friend makes the miles pass quickly and the laughs come in abundance. I go on a couple of these trips each year. They are usually at a time […]

“The One”

Written on January 1, 2019 at 12:46 pm, by

Are you obsessed over something? Has something gained your attention in such a way that you have made some drastic changes in order to accommodate that matter? Deer hunters do this all the time. I was just reliving the past season with a friend. He was telling me about a place where he hunted that […]

Moodiness

Written on January 1, 2019 at 11:22 am, by

The rigors of late season hunting can put a toll on one’s patience. This is especially true if the season has not produced the results we had hoped for. Everything from the weather to the inability to hunt as often as we like, can make us a very unsociable human. Sometimes our rank disposition is […]

Simple Celebration

Written on December 18, 2018 at 11:14 am, by

It’s Christmas time in the woods! I can tell by the full shopping malls, the congested traffic, and the “cha ching” of the cash registers. Well… maybe not. In fact, I can’t tell any difference whatsoever.The birds are singing the same songs, the chipmunks are always going full speed, and the deer are taking the […]

Winter is the Season of Faith

Written on December 11, 2018 at 11:39 am, by

There’s something about bow hunting in the dead of winter.It brings together the most difficult circumstances a hunter can face. Many times, the temperatures are in the teens, the wind can cut through the thickest clothes, and the snow can make a normally short walk to the stand, a long and treacherous trek. And then […]

Grading Performance

Written on December 4, 2018 at 11:36 am, by

“At least I didn’t get skunked.” That is a comment that is frequently made after a long deer hunting season that nearly ended without a harvest. For some, it signifies a win in a make-believe world of deer hunting competition. We all should understand this because most of our lives are lived in the mindset […]

Spoils of Victory

Written on November 27, 2018 at 9:39 am, by

One of the benefits of hunting is getting to see so many different animals and other things that one just doesn’t get to see otherwise. I have renamed one of my trail cameras, the zoo camera, because it always has pictures of so many different kinds of animals. On that one camera, within the last […]

Thank You

Written on November 20, 2018 at 11:10 am, by

What a wonderful time of year to celebrate Thanksgiving. Hunters ought to be the most thankful people on the earth. Every day we can share the outdoors with God’s creation should make us a little surer about the existence of someone greater than us. I am thankful to be able to breathe the cool clean […]

Winds of Change

Written on November 13, 2018 at 11:34 am, by

While November usually can’t compare to the colder days of January and February, it can still get cold. But if one is to have the best opportunity at a big buck, he has to get out in it. He just better be prepared. What I have noticed over the years, however, is that I seem […]