After years of begging to go on a turkey hunt, I finally took my wife Angela. She loved it. Wants to go again. A good lesson for me.
As a first-timer to the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT), I have only one word to describe the experience, OVERWHELMING. While all the new products were fascinating, the excitement, enthusiasm and overall attendance was amazing. Highlights for me: Benelli 828U over/under shotgun – revolutionary, not evolutionary Mossberg’s many new models and designs – will […]
On October 12, 2014, the Jayhawk Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation sponsored a youth pheasant hunt managed by the Eckman Hunting Preserve. The morning hatched a windy, drizzly dawn, but the spirits of the young guns were not dampened. About 48 kids showed up to participate and an ample number of bird […]
Since we are in the midst of the “Dog Days of Summer” and ideas for a post are lacking, I decided to browse through my image archive and display a few from my “close call” file. Now you will soon see that some of these are suspect. I have been known to articulate semi-true stories […]
Evening fishing with a jitterbug. Gorging yourself on homegrown tomatoes, BLT’s and other goodies. Playing ridiculous games like miniature golf and lawn darts (yes still have a set, OSHA go pound salt) Fireworks? Don’t burn your fingers! Have Fun!
What is the leading cause of death in men over 50? T H E M S E L V E S !! Yup, that’s right. Not going to the Doc regularly, eating crappy meals, not exercising or forgetting to take medications will have unfavorable consequences. NOW is the time to correct the trend. Stand up, […]
My brief sojourn to the Big Horn River was tonic for my indigent soul. Hindsight scrutiny revealed that one desperate trout fisher tested his luck dodging lightning bolts instead of napping in the truck, awaiting the clearing of skies. No luck was necessary to bring vigorous brown and cutthroat specimens to net. This stream originates […]
I was fortunate to attend the Outdoor Writers Association of America conference in McAllen, Texas recently. There are many unique and exciting venues in far south Texas from fishing to bird watching. I also had a great time testing out firearms at the Lozano Shooting Range. Thanks to Browning, Smith and Wesson, Bushnell and Savage […]
The proud month of April could not make up its mind whether to cling to perpetual winter or “to open”, or start anew as per the Latin definition. I wade fished one day in blowing snow, but the following 24 hour period turned out to be the mildest, sunny day of 2014 in Wyoming. Regardless […]