Determination or Lunacy? A Hunter Can’t Tell the Difference
Photo courtesy of JR Martin via Flickr I pulled myself along, belly-crawling across the thin ice that capped most of the Mississippi River. My hands were so frozen I hadn’t had feeling for over an hour. I crawled forward, a little uneasy about the thin ice beneath me. The wind howled down the river valley …
June 6th, 2016 |
Featured Post, Outdoors
Pick Up Your Feet!
Photo courtesy of the Midwest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Flickr Twenty years ago, my mother and I walked out behind the barn, through the darkness, bundled in our warmest clothes. We crawled under the fence and into the woods for what would be my first deer hunt. As I followed, she turned and …
June 1st, 2016 |
Featured Post, Outdoors, Sustainable Living
Forest to Table
Photo by Korona Lacasse via Flickr Ask any hunter to show you their trophies and you’ll probably be led to the basement office or back den where you’ll see mounted deer heads, turkey fans, or maybe a stuffed duck or two. The proud hunter will usually brush a little dust of each trophy and begin …
May 20th, 2016 |
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What the Heck am I Doing Out Here?
Photo by Jeff via Flickr This past fall, early on a foggy September morning, I fell into a deep thought, a thought I’d had many times before: “What the heck am I doing out here?” It was the opening day of the Wisconsin goose season. In the early morning darkness, just a few hundred yards from …
March 24th, 2016 |
Outdoors, Sustainable Living