Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

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, […]

Use It or Lose It

Written on August 8, 2017 at 10:14 am, by

I’m not one of those professional archers who shoot their bow year-round. I am a hunter who has to wipe the dust off of it during this time of year. I know this is the period where I have to begin shooting in order to feel comfortable in various hunting situations when deer season comes […]

Destination

Written on August 1, 2017 at 10:02 am, by

My early season deer scouting is different now than it was when I first started hunting them. In my early years the plan was to slowly move through the woods while looking for any signs of deer activity. I thought if I saw deer droppings or rubs on trees, I could hunt in that area. […]

Adapting

Written on July 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm, by

I know no one wants to think about it since we are in the sweltering summer, but deer season is just around the corner. South Carolina’s season actually begins in the middle of August. I love to hunt but I just can’t put myself through those conditions for a deer – unless it is a […]

Less Thinking, More Living

Written on July 18, 2017 at 9:07 am, by

It’s July and I feel a sense of pressure. I’m thinking of food plots and practice shots. I’m thinking we are two weeks from August and August is thirty days from opening bow season in Kentucky. I’m thinking I’m not ready for this. I’m thinking no one cares if I’m ready and time doesn’t stop […]

Look With Understanding

Written on July 11, 2017 at 9:44 am, by

For the deer hunter there’s nothing like each year’s scouting period. Right now it gets serious. Right now the placement for tree stands must be exact. If the stands are not already up, they are going to be shortly. And where they are put will not only determine success, but will determine whether we’ll spend […]

Time

Written on July 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm, by

One of my favorite topics to share with young people is on the subject of time. While it is hard for them to grasp the concept of the brevity of time, I try to help them begin to see its value. And the older I get, the more valuable time becomes. I recall, even at […]

His Path

Written on June 27, 2017 at 9:58 am, by

I’ve noticed lately how the lake levels are at peak summer height. For dock operators and recreational lake lovers, this makes for a great summer; for fisherman not so much. It’s far easier to catch fish when there are fewer places to look for them. During the end of summer and into the fall, the […]

Help and Hope

Written on June 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm, by

For years I have plodded up to the barn to hunt deer. It is my favorite place to take a youth or someone new. It has also produced a good harvest for me as well. There are so many stories; I will never remember them all. The one that comes to mind now is the […]

Summer School

Written on June 6, 2017 at 9:28 am, by

When I was young our summer break from school was three months. It wasn’t until September that we returned. Today, there is serious discussion about going all year long. I say those who are discussing that need to get a life. They seem to have forgotten that all learning doesn’t take place in a classroom. […]