Category Archives: OUTDOOR TRUTHS


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 […]

No Time for Floating

Written on May 7, 2019 at 11:07 am, by

I’ve noticed that those of us who love the outdoors are always in the moment and yet are preparing for an upcoming moment. This time of year is especially true of this. While turkey season is in progress, I am thinking about getting my gear ready for the river and am also making plans on […]


Written on April 30, 2019 at 11:35 am, by

In the past few weeks I’ve traveled to Texas and Missouri to talk to the turkeys and to hang around friends. It seems, this year, I’ve mostly been more interested in the friend part than the turkey part. I shot a big hog in Texas, but really didn’t push the turkey thing. I was satisfied […]


Written on April 23, 2019 at 11:09 am, by

I don’t remember being so aggravated as I was the other day. There I was sitting with a friend, sulking about a lost opportunity to pull the trigger on a tom turkey. The night before we had seen a gobbler and a hen move into a certain part of the woods. We surmised they would […]

Wonderfully Created

Written on April 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm, by

For those of us who spend time outdoors, we get to see a lot of creatures, and many of them would not exactly make it in a Field and Stream’s most beautiful animals list. I can remember the first time I shot a turkey and ran up to it. I was shocked by how ugly […]

God’s Schedule

Written on April 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm, by

It’s hard to find a better month for hunting and fishing than April. With the fish biting and the turkeys gobbling, I find myself in a fevered pitch trying to fit it all in. If I could just get my grass to stop growing until June, then I’d be fine. But there’s also the garage […]