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April

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Turkey

Demon Gobbler Meets His Maker

I had a most harrowing and miserable adventure while turkey hunting April 10 in the powdery dry eastern Kansas forest. While stealthily traversing the woods, I was literally overrun by a marauding platoon of scavenging turkeys and I did my best to perfect every damn fool mistake a man could create.  I could not initially […]

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March

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The Woods Are Awakening

I have been out in the woods antler shed hunting and scouting for Ole Mr. Longbeard but have had little success with either. However, the early spring forest is a soothing place for one’s soul. Some early migrants have been detected and the dog has put up a timber doodle and a small covey of quail. […]

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February

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Pheasant Fest 2014!

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend Pheasant Fest again in 2014. If you have not had a chance to participate in this great event, you need to put it on your calendar for 2015. I have included some pictures of the “Bird Dog Parade” which is a real comedic occasion! Also, held […]

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December

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Outdoor Writers of Kansas – Fall 2013

The annual fall outing of the Outdoor Writers of Kansas was a superb event and very rewarding and safe for all attendees. The Waconda Lake Association hosted a savory dinner for us featuring a presentation by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on habitat improvement efforts for pheasants and other wildlife. Fishing on […]

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December

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Let Us Go Rejoicing – Pheasant Time!

The second Saturday in November in Kansas is a Religious Holiday for many people, including me. The predictions for success on wily rooster tails were bleak, but the promise of great camaraderie and the making of new friends was well worth the trip. Also I never pass on the chance to spend some time with […]

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December

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October Ramble

For years I have dreamed of taking a trip in September through several Western states on a cast a blast outing. Although I did not make it until October, I had a wondrous adventure. Unfortunately the  upland bird populations have declined dramatically. However, the waterfowl were abundant and the fishing was decent.

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September

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Dogs

The Glorious 1st Of September

Well, September 1st in my part of Kansas was a dangerous place to be at sunrise. Lightning strikes were abundant and scattered but heavy storms met anxious dove hunters. When the chaos rescinded, brutal sun rays and humidity melted ambitions and hopes for grilled dove breasts. Labor Day brought back the faith and a modest, […]

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August

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Fishing

Good Things Come To Those Who Wade….

Our brief sojourn to Rocky Mountain Colorado was a wonderful and refreshing experience. The time spent with #1 son Zach and his fiancée Lizzy had us with fun filled days! To say the fishing was slow would be a half-truth; a witness would confirm skunk sightings, but it would be an ugly falsehood to say […]

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August

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Fishing

An Idaho Solitary Ramble

Another bold adventure was logged into my memory and on film. My first solitary ramble in Idaho was something I can recommend to everyone, especially a wade into the Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve. I did get to have a drink with Hemingway’s ghost at his grave (I did not leave anything, nor pick up […]

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June

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Miscellaneous

Collectibles

It is a fairly normal activity for Americans to initiate a hobby of collecting things. The range of objects astonishes, from yoyos to Elvis memorabilia, or like my most tolerant wife Angela, who over the last few years has developed a compulsion to search for white-tail antler sheds. We now have piles lying around the […]