Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

In the Valley

Written on May 23, 2017 at 9:17 am, by

Turkey hunting, where I live, is not for the faint of heart. Even though there are some easy places, much of the hunting I do is in the mountains. Our mountains are not like the Rockies but they are also not like the Deep South. The highest peak is about three thousand feet. Needless to […]

Freedom is a gift

Written on May 16, 2017 at 11:42 am, by

Thomas Paine wrote, concerning our freedom; “That which we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.” That statement could be applied to many things in our lives, whether it’s our freedom to own a gun and hunt or our freedom to worship and have free speech. […]

Be Prepared

Written on May 9, 2017 at 12:49 pm, by

Fishing is a great sport that millions of men and women participate in each year. Most of the country boasts of its places to fish and each area has its specialty. For instance, my area is known for its lakes. Other areas are known for its rivers or streams, and some for its access to […]


Written on May 2, 2017 at 9:37 am, by

I’ve taken some time out of the last few days to fish the river. This is my sport of choice during this time of year. The weather has been perfect and the fish have been cooperating as well. One morning I felt like Mike Iaconelli who is one of the pros from the Bass Elite […]

Truth or Tradition?

Written on April 25, 2017 at 9:47 am, by

In my area flea markets are more popular than the mall. On any given Saturday or Sunday cars and trucks will line the highways. They are full of people who are willing to walk down dimly lit paths where vendors sell everything from hamburgers to hardware. The prices at these places are always negotiable and […]

Don’t Be a Gnat Strainer 

Written on April 25, 2017 at 9:25 am, by

I’m a recovering GnatStrainer.  You know what that is, right?  That’s a person who makes mountains out of molehills.  GnatStrainers exaggerate the silly while, simultaneously, ignoring the significant.  People like me get worked up over trivial; but the central issues that really matter seem to go unnoticed. Don’t be this. GnatStraining requires combinational fret and […]

Silence is Golden

Written on April 18, 2017 at 9:56 am, by

I’ve always known just where a few turkeys roost. It’s the same place every year. For the last several years I have not even used a locater call. I’ve just made my way to this area and set up about a hundred yards from where they usually are. I can’t remember the last time my […]

Obstacles or Opportunities?

Written on April 11, 2017 at 11:07 am, by

Sometimes the circumstances call for a change of plans. That was the situation I was in a few days ago. I had taken an extended turkey hunting trip in Kentucky with a friend who would be filming this hunt. We were looking forward to meeting a few of the gobblers that were known to be […]

Wanting the Best for Someone Else

Written on April 4, 2017 at 9:40 am, by

As I was loading my vehicle after a morning in the turkey woods, a truck slowly passed by. I could see it was other hunters. They slowed long enough to tell me of their successful morning. Because I wanted to hear more about it, they pulled over long enough to show me two nice gobblers […]

Changing Plans

Written on March 28, 2017 at 11:47 am, by

I just took another fishing trip with my favorite striper guide and friend, Mike Allen. There were four of us who met at the dock early that morning. It was an overcast and windy day with periods of light rain. Regardless of the not-so-favorable conditions, we started off with three quick catches – one a […]