Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Find a Circle

Written on May 22, 2018 at 1:37 pm, by

I just returned from Texas. It was three days of hanging around a neat bunch of guys, bookended by turkey hunts on each day. It’s true. While hunting was part of our trip, the real enjoyment came before, during, and after, meal times. We ate so good I thought I might have to book two […]

Lake or River Type

Written on May 15, 2018 at 12:17 pm, by

The older I get, the more I enjoy the small rivers around my area. I used to be the lake type. I used to look forward to the sport, and even the competition of fishing. That competition was not necessarily with other boats, but it was as much with me. It seemed each time I […]

God-made

Written on May 8, 2018 at 11:11 am, by

I’m convinced that most hunters and fishermen never contemplate the outdoor world they take pleasure in. I know in my own life, that without a concerted effort, I only enjoy creation without ever giving it much deep thought. I’ve especially noticed this truth when I speak to hunters and fishermen. It seems their eyes light […]

No Perfection

Written on May 1, 2018 at 12:19 pm, by

I can take you to where two gobblers roost. They are in the same place about five of seven days. We have been meeting and talking several mornings since the season opened. I can describe what they look like. They have walked within 35 yards of me. They have come from behind me, beside me, […]

Time is not our Enemy

Written on April 24, 2018 at 10:37 am, by

When I first started deer hunting it seemed the season would never come around. It reminded me how, as a youngster, I would anticipate Christmas. The night before both days I never slept much. Today is much different. I’m not sure why, but it feels as if the time between turkey and deer season is […]

What’s Working Today

Written on April 17, 2018 at 11:20 am, by

There’s nothing like fishing this time of year. The mornings are cool, the evenings are warm, and the fishing can be good most of the day. While most fishermen still prefer to arrive at daylight, some of the best fishing will actually be in the morning as the sun comes up and warms the water. […]

Art of Timing

Written on April 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm, by

For too many years to count I have showed up at the same farm on my first day to hunt, to hear birds gobbling. Not only am I on the same farm, but I always go to the same location, knowing I’ll be setting up at a favorite roosting area for several toms and hens. […]

Standing Tall

Written on April 3, 2018 at 4:08 pm, by

It’s amazing sometimes when I think about how hunters and fishermen endure certain things willingly. One area I seem to always think of is in the area of standing. I’m reminded of two friends especially. One is a tournament fisherman. Whether he is fishing for money or not, he will not sit down while fishing […]

Racing Heart

Written on March 27, 2018 at 10:56 am, by

I’m a little over a week out from turkey season. It really is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I know the toms will be gobbling by the time I’m allowed in the woods with my shotgun. I love hearing that sound anytime, but during the hunting season it makes my heart race […]

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 […]