Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS


Written on July 15, 2019 at 8:24 pm, by

The summer can be slow for bass fishermen. The water is warm and the oxygen that fish need for peak activity is not found in warmer water. Therefore they tend to go deeper or become more active when the days are at their coolest. That’s why early in the morning is some of the best […]


Written on July 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm, by

I Just came back from a river-fishing trip with a friend. It was a beautiful morning to be on the water. This time of year, the early morning is usually the best because the heat really picks up about mid-morning. This day was no different. By 10:30, our hopes were fried, along with our backs […]

Regret is more painful than failure

Written on July 2, 2019 at 8:40 am, by

As a young adult, I worked for a mining company. My job allowed me to stay in the mountains all day. We only saw a boss on Mondays and Fridays. I prospected for coal by core drilling. It was a great job. It was there I learned about trees, and how to find ginseng, and […]

What’s the purpose of knowing?

Written on June 25, 2019 at 11:10 am, by

I have often said God inspired two books. The book of nature and the Bible. Even though this two-book thought scares some of my Christian friends, it’s really easy to defend. David, the revered king of Israel wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth […]

Backup Plans

Written on June 17, 2019 at 6:39 pm, by

In my area, June has been a very pleasant month for outdoor activities. There have been many days where the mornings have had a nip to them and where the midday seemed almost deplete of any humidity. These will soon be overcome by the sweltering days of August. But until then I will savor each […]


Written on June 10, 2019 at 10:58 pm, by

Perhaps the greatest reason for most of our failures is simple neglect. In the outdoor world it may be that we neglected to check to see if our scope was accurate before we went on our hunt. Or it may be if we had not neglected to retie our spinner bait, that bass would not […]

Inclusive Language

Written on June 3, 2019 at 8:49 pm, by

One of the things I think about when I write is the diversity of people who read my article. I know there are both women and men. I also know some hunt and fish while some only do one or the other. I also realize that some may hunt only deer while others hunt other […]

Follow the Signs

Written on May 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm, by

Whether you are on the water or in the woods, if fish or game is involved, so is scouting. Just because your boat is in the water, doesn’t mean all you have to do is drop a line in order to catch fish. The same goes for the woods. It doesn’t matter what game you […]


Written on May 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm, by

It won’t be too long until farmers will begin cutting hay. On a normal year, most fields will be cut twice. The amount of rainfall, however, always determines whether there is a lack or an abundance. The first cutting is usually in late May or June. This gives the grass another opportunity to produce before […]

When the Wind is Against Us

Written on May 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm, by

You never know how the weather will be around here. It changes often. During turkey season we can go from morning temperatures in the 20’s to the 50’s. And because of the spring storms, the winds can be an irresistible force. Even though I try to hunt when the wind is blowing; it is almost […]