Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Silence is Golden

Written on April 18, 2017 at 9:56 am, by

I’ve always known just where a few turkeys roost. It’s the same place every year. For the last several years I have not even used a locater call. I’ve just made my way to this area and set up about a hundred yards from where they usually are. I can’t remember the last time my […]

Obstacles or Opportunities?

Written on April 11, 2017 at 11:07 am, by

Sometimes the circumstances call for a change of plans. That was the situation I was in a few days ago. I had taken an extended turkey hunting trip in Kentucky with a friend who would be filming this hunt. We were looking forward to meeting a few of the gobblers that were known to be […]

Wanting the Best for Someone Else

Written on April 4, 2017 at 9:40 am, by

As I was loading my vehicle after a morning in the turkey woods, a truck slowly passed by. I could see it was other hunters. They slowed long enough to tell me of their successful morning. Because I wanted to hear more about it, they pulled over long enough to show me two nice gobblers […]

Changing Plans

Written on March 28, 2017 at 11:47 am, by

I just took another fishing trip with my favorite striper guide and friend, Mike Allen. There were four of us who met at the dock early that morning. It was an overcast and windy day with periods of light rain. Regardless of the not-so-favorable conditions, we started off with three quick catches – one a […]

Good Scars

Written on March 21, 2017 at 9:56 am, by

One of my favorite hunts is hog hunting. In the south, hogs have fast become a farmer’s worst nuisance and destroyer of property. They have become so numerous most game commissions allow them to be hunted or killed at any time and using any means. For the locals they are trouble, but for those of […]

Do Your Best

Written on March 14, 2017 at 10:32 am, by

Unlike some other types of hunting, pursuing the turkey is very enjoyable doing with a partner; especially if one is doing the calling and the other is doing the shooting. Most people who have hunted turkey for a period of time will tell you they enjoy calling in a bird as much as shooting one. […]

Waiting is Active

Written on March 7, 2017 at 12:57 pm, by

There’s a lot of fishing going on right now. I’ve heard stories from those catching bass, crappie, walleye, stripe, and trout. It is the perfect time of the year for fishermen, no matter what species you’re after. Just like other seasons, this one will pass as quickly as it arrived. While you can catch most […]

Little Johnny

Written on February 28, 2017 at 9:37 am, by

John’s dad, Johnny, propped his gun up on the shooting stick. It was too heavy for him to hold himself. He gathered his boy close to his bosom and carefully tried to help him aim at the turkey’s neck. In the meantime, Little John was intent on looking down the barrel and putting the bead […]

Pieces to Our Puzzle

Written on February 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm, by

My childhood days of fishing amounted to going to different places along the canal that wound in and out of my little town. The only fish I ever caught was a carp. I can also remember as a youth the day I was bit by the bass bug. Even though I had never been to […]

Harder Than it Needs to Be

Written on February 14, 2017 at 9:17 am, by

Deer season has been over for a few weeks now, and turkey season is right around the corner. I like how each of these are so different than the other. If hunting turkeys involved as much as hunting deer, I would have to give up one. In days past, they were. Let me explain. Years […]