Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Success is its Own Trophy

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm, by

It seems now days that many of us are in to hunting a trophy, especially those of you who have been hunting for a long time. To take a doe or a small buck no longer interests you. I’m not there yet and I suppose there are more hunters out there just like me. I […]

Longest Season

Written on August 16, 2016 at 11:48 am, by

Ever since I can remember deer hunting, I have dreaded July and August. Not because deer season is not here yet but because it will soon be. And if I am going to be ready for the cooler mornings of September and the colder days of October and November, I have to force myself into […]

Legacy

Written on August 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm, by

A recent picture I had not seen in several years brought an uncontrollable smile to my face. It was my son and me leaning against one another and him holding up a squirrel by the tail. It was his first. There he was, a seven-year-old with his camouflage on, his dad’s hat that had been […]

More Than I Can Ever Ask For

Written on August 2, 2016 at 11:36 am, by

I had heard of others catching two fish on the same bait before, but I had never done it or even witnessed it. All that changed the other day. It was a beautiful, comfortable, and even cool August morning on the river. It had been several weeks since I had taken this same trip. I […]

Strategic Planning

Written on July 26, 2016 at 10:05 am, by

I’m reminded of an old country song that goes like this. “It’s too hot to fish, too hot for golf, and too cold at home” (Imagine a deep twang). Well, while the home fires may still be burning, it’s definitely too hot to fish and too hot for golf. So, I just sits and thinks […]

Sting

Written on July 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm, by

If you’ve been around the woods or the farm long enough, you have had the opportunity to fight a swarm of bees. This is the season for those little yellow jackets to let you know who the boss is. I’m especially alert right now while I’m moving tree stands from one place to another. I […]

Freedom

Written on July 12, 2016 at 11:33 am, by

While Americans are fixed on our own Independence Day; the truth is many different countries take one day each year and celebrate their freedom from another country or empire. I find it odd that even countries that are not known for freedom (like Syria) celebrate it each year. What is forgotten in many places is […]

Utility

Written on July 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm, by

It seems, years ago, I simply reacted when hunting season came. The preparation phase lasted only about a month. The reason was because I hunted area farms. Unlike many hardwoods areas, farm land hunting is fairly predictable. The deer are basically going to be there from year to year. I know this cuts out the […]

EXTREMES

Written on June 28, 2016 at 8:57 am, by

Unless you are in school, the summer is not considered to be most people’s favorite time of year. We usually choose the spring or fall because of the comfortable temperatures and the changes that can be easily seen in the environment around us. In the spring the trees bloom, the plants grow, and the wildlife […]

Valuable

Written on June 21, 2016 at 9:45 am, by

Jimmy’s idea of being in the woods has nothing to do with squirrel, deer, or even those delicious mushrooms. His joy comes from not only the hunt but the profitability of it. He hunts ginseng. Ginseng is a root that is used in many medicines and as its own natural, herbal, supplement. It is used […]