Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Winds of Change

Written on November 13, 2018 at 11:34 am, by

While November usually can’t compare to the colder days of January and February, it can still get cold. But if one is to have the best opportunity at a big buck, he has to get out in it. He just better be prepared. What I have noticed over the years, however, is that I seem […]

Memorable Hunters

Written on November 6, 2018 at 12:14 pm, by

As a grandparent (I prefer poppy) I am excited about the times I can take my own grandchildren on some of their first hunting experiences. However, I also enjoy the occasional opportunities to take other children, youth, and young adults into this wonderful world. I can honestly say I get as excited and nervous as […]

Baiting

Written on October 30, 2018 at 11:20 am, by

aiting deer has its proponents and opponents. In fact, not even all state wildlife agencies agree. In my area, Kentucky allows it, and Virginia and Tennessee do not. And much of the time, we’re talking about the same deer. Individuals are divided on the activity as well. Those who are against it believe it offers […]

Overly Prepared

Written on October 23, 2018 at 1:49 pm, by

I’m one of those guys who really try to be prepared – really overly prepared. It seems that I’ve done this hunting and fishing thing for so long, that I know it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. And when it comes to deer […]

Driving Force

Written on October 16, 2018 at 11:03 am, by

If one doesn’t deer hunt, he would never know how much effort takes place before the actual hunt. For me, it starts months before the season even opens, and then there’s a chance I might not hunt for weeks after that. This year, I began preparing a food plot in August. By the first of […]

Sunrise

Written on October 9, 2018 at 10:21 am, by

I started the morning sitting in a tree stand. A few weeks ago, I had trimmed limbs and opened up some shooting lanes for this new stand placement. I think it is going to be a good one. The cool morning was expected as well as the lingering fog that hovers over the hills, sometimes […]

Why We Go Hunting

Written on October 2, 2018 at 12:04 pm, by

Jim sat out to harvest a doe on opening day. It’s always good to get the first deer under the belt, and it would provide some delicious meat for the family. Normally, the sight of a doe under his tree-stand wouldn’t provide any extra adrenaline; after all, he’s usually after a buck. But the mind […]

Taking Up Space

Written on September 25, 2018 at 11:17 am, by

Within the next couple of weeks, just about every state will have opened their bow season for deer. These weeks are always some of the most exciting times for those of us who are anxious to get back into the tree stand after several months off. It is also the part of the season where […]

Real Value

Written on September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm, by

My trail cameras are not showing me anything that I want to hunt right now, so I’m waiting on getting into the woods. My goal every year is not to get tired, burnt out, or behind, before the best days of deer hunting get here. For me, those days begin about November 1st and run […]

Stay on the Porch

Written on September 11, 2018 at 10:03 am, by

For the most part, I’ve never been afraid of dogs. There’s only been two times I’ve gotten bit, both by Chihuahuas. I think they both had some type of little-dog complex. But since deer hunters consistently go to and from their tree stand in the dark; if the neighbor or the local farmer has a […]