Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS

Aged

Written on September 24, 2019 at 10:49 am, by

My hunting vehicle is a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder. For the past three or four years I have been thinking how that anytime, it is going to bite the dust. I am the second owner. Its first owner totaled it in a wreck years ago and I bought it from the insurance company. It was salvageable […]

Seen a thing or two

Written on September 17, 2019 at 10:10 am, by

When I look back over my years of deer hunting, I see how much I have changed. I can remember the first time I arrowed a doe. It was also the first time I followed a blood trail, and the first time I ever field dressed a deer. That one day actually held a lot […]

Guiding Hand

Written on September 10, 2019 at 9:50 am, by

Have you ever wondered about wonder? I mean have you ever thought why you attribute beauty or awe to certain things? Have you ever been amazed how a large tree can grow from the tiniest crack in a massive rock? Have you ever been rapt by a sunset, a blanket of fog, or a ridge […]

Little Feathers

Written on September 3, 2019 at 10:24 am, by

I’ve always prided myself on trying anything once. Now that doesn’t mean that I throw all caution to the wind and do things like swim with alligators, but generally I’m game for giving something a first shot. This especially goes for food unless its worms, bugs, and slugs.  That’s where I draw the line.  Over […]

Balancing Act

Written on August 27, 2019 at 9:07 am, by

I’m getting a little excited about the upcoming deer season. After last year, I feel like I need to redeem myself. My friends are going to take my hunter card if I don’t get in the woods more. So, I’m making plans now. I’m looking forward to being perched above my day to day life, […]

True Colors

Written on August 20, 2019 at 10:47 am, by

We are quickly coming to everyone’s favorite time of year. The signs of summer’s close and the start of school, Labor Day, and another hunting season. Autumn in most states brings cool mornings and warm evenings. It’s the days that country folks enjoy the screen door and open windows. The air seems cleaner and fresher, […]

Trophy Hunting

Written on August 13, 2019 at 2:57 am, by

This last year has been one of the busiest and most stressful I have had in a long time. It was one of those years where my hunting was minimal. I’m actually embarrassed to tell you how many times I turkey hunted. Pitiful. This year, I’m looking forward to a more active deer season. I […]

Passion

Written on August 6, 2019 at 10:49 am, by

Hunting season is upon us again. In my home state of Tennessee, squirrel season opens at the end of August and dove season on the first day of September. This is a great time to introduce young and new hunters to the shooting sports. Many times, deer season comes and goes without a single shot […]

Fertilizer

Written on July 30, 2019 at 10:02 am, by

It seems, years ago, I simply reacted when hunting season came. The preparation phase lasted only about a month. The reason was because I hunted area farms. Unlike many hardwoods areas, farm-land hunting is fairly predictable. The deer are basically going to be there from year to year. I know this cuts out the need […]

Sow and Reap

Written on July 23, 2019 at 9:08 am, by

I just received a notification on my phone from the Weather Channel. It said the heat index would reach around 105 degrees. And of course, my mind goes to the deeds at hand. Discing up a field for deer season and gathering firewood for the winter. I like to disc my field at least twice […]