Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

When Why Matters the Most

Written on October 17, 2017 at 11:31 am, by

It’s amazing how deer are transformed from summer to fall and winter. In the hot months my trail camera’s pictures are of deer that look like they’re about ready to die. Their hide is patchy with hair, ticks cover parts of their body, and you seemingly can count every rib on their frail frame. And […]

Unique Living

Written on October 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm, by

At the beginning of deer season my senses are heightened. There’s no doubt the main reason is because I have been absent from the tree stand for several months. This is one reason I appreciate how hunting seasons have beginnings and endings. One gives time to recoup and review and the other spawns possibility and […]

Maintaining Focus

Written on October 3, 2017 at 9:13 am, by

Hunting can be hard. I have witnessed this many times. These last three days were another example. Each day started at four o’clock in the morning and we arrived back home at about ten each night. Most nights we got to bed at about midnight. I’m tired. The hunt itself was also difficult, because the […]

Good Intentions

Written on September 26, 2017 at 11:45 am, by

One of the difficulties in hunting mountainous areas is that we not only have to set our stands up according to the wind directions but also according to what is called thermals. Thermals are normal wind currents that change as air cools down or heats up. In the evening the cool air falls and when […]

Not too Excited About That

Written on September 19, 2017 at 9:31 am, by

I’m trying to pace myself. I know the deer season can get long and tiresome. It can also really mess with work and family… and life. So, right now, it’s better for me to hold off just a little longer before I make the turn from regular human to deer hunter. If my trail cameras […]

Blessings vs. Burdens

Written on September 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm, by

I’m glad that, every now and then, everything comes together. The stars are in order, Jupiter aligns with Mars, and the light at the end of the tunnel is actually a light. It’s especially good when it comes to deer hunting. There’s only been a few times in my hunting life this has happened. It’s […]


Written on September 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm, by

It seems that this time of year I get a hunting and fishing catalog or sales paper in the mail about every other day. When you think about all of the stores that sell the equipment we need, it’s easy to see why they are vying for our dollar. They know our funds are limited […]

Nothing New

Written on August 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm, by

I was determined to locate a good place to put my tree stand; away from any other hunter. I was hunting on private property but others hunt there as well. It’s large enough for several people but I wanted to make sure I was far off the beaten path. I was willing to climb, crawl, […]

Mark the Path

Written on August 22, 2017 at 11:29 am, by

I’ve learned over the years, to keep a watchful eye when I travel to a tree stand in an unfamiliar place. I especially do this when I’m hunting in another state. I’ve been lost a few times. When I’m walking in, I always try to turn around and look back to see what the view […]

Self-Imposed Convictions

Written on August 15, 2017 at 11:24 am, by

I have to admit I can’t stand going too long without checking my trial cameras. This is true especially this time of year. Even though the experts tell me to leave them alone until hunting season, I know I’m probably not even going to hunt some of these spots until the November rut anyway. So, […]