Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Hear it All

Written on March 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm, by

I was taken aback the other day during a morning turkey hunt. The rain had persisted all night and into the early morning hours. It wasn’t until about 8:30 that the sun broke through the clouds. It seemed every living thing had been waiting with anticipation for that hour. The rain had allowed the early […]


Written on March 13, 2018 at 10:56 am, by

I spend a lot of time alone. I am alone at a desk many hours a day. When I travel, whether it’s to speak or hunt, I usually travel alone. I take one or two trips each year that are around 10 hours. I go alone. Most of the time, I enjoy those trips. I […]


Written on March 6, 2018 at 11:17 am, by

Last week I celebrated 38 years with my wife. With this memory, I bring back an old favorite. It was the funniest sight the other day. At daybreak a tom strolled down the path to a small field just in front of me. There he strutted and gobbled and listened for any hen that might […]

Fishing Buddies

Written on February 27, 2018 at 12:11 pm, by

Some of my most vivid memories come from the days of being on the lake. I can remember catching stripe bass as fast as I could cast, but I can also remember being scared to death because I had not left early enough to beat the lightning storm.  It seems we always think there’s enough […]


Written on February 20, 2018 at 11:53 am, by

One of the obstacles that most hunters and fishermen dread is the wind. A light wind is not a factor – it’s even helpful, but a windy day is burdensome to the fishermen and causes most game to stay out of sight. Most of the time I complain about the wind like everyone else, but […]


Written on February 13, 2018 at 10:35 am, by

I took another trip to the woods the other day. I hadn’t been for nearly a month. My deer season ended at the end of December and since then I have been trying to catch up on work. My weapon this time was not a gun or bow, but a chainsaw. The winter seemed to […]


Written on February 6, 2018 at 10:40 am, by

My friend just ended his deer season in Alabama. On the last day of the month he bagged a nice eight pointer on a piece of property that had gone untended and had always been relegated as his least favorite and most undesirable. This normally would not mean very much except for the fact that […]

How’s Your Grip?

Written on January 30, 2018 at 1:38 pm, by

I have to admit that I like watching fishing on TV; not the everyday programs, but tournament fishing. The Bass Master’s Classic is one of my favorites. In those shows you really get to see different techniques and strategies that are used and which ones may work best on that particular day and in a […]

Bigger Story

Written on January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am, by

Sometimes the hunt is only a small part of a bigger story. While having meat in the freezer is nice, most of us are not in actual need of it but enjoy it as a luxury. It is good to have places like Hunters for the Hungry who find people who depend on a hunter’s […]

Temperature of Temperament

Written on January 16, 2018 at 11:01 am, by

The fishermen around here are coming out of their hibernation. The walleye and crappie will soon ring the dinner bell and the bass will be getting more active as well. The stories will soon be plentiful. I hope the filets will as well. Even though there are many different stimuli that cause a fish to […]