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June

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Miscellaneous

Outdoor Writers Association of America

Outdoor Writers Association of America, 2014

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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December

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Miscellaneous

Deck Birds

These are a few photos of avian species visiting the feeders on my deck. Enjoy

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December

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Dogs

Tribute To Jimmy

The following poem was published 11 years ago. It was inspired by a good friend’s father and hunter extraordinaire, who was dying of cancer. Jimmy made it to Christmas but by January the Grim Reaper had come for him. Let us all be thankful for our families and friends this season, especially those of us […]

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November

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Miscellaneous

Did Ya Know?

I have received some very interesting information recently that I have had some fun with. Pop Quiz 1.    How many deer were harvested in Missouri during the 2012 one week gun season? Answer:    Over 200,000 2.    How may black bears were harvested in Wisconsin in 2012 Answer:    4,400 3.    How may deer were harvested in […]

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March

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Miscellaneous

Ethanol – Facts vs. Fiction And Then Some

Make no mistake about it the manufacture of ethanol is one of the oldest bio-technologies ever developed by mankind. The changing of sugars into alcohol has been a part of our culture before anyone ever even thought of a World Bank. This article will not attempt to sort out the political or socio-economic arguments between the opposing factions (“Big Oil”, corn growers, stockmen, automakers, conservationists or capitalists). I will not propose any new marketing “buzz” words or attempt to further define, “renewable fuels or alternative energy sources”.

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October

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Miscellaneous

A Semi-True Story

In the distance was a crystal clear trout brook, with endless gurgling riffles disappearing in the distance behind a forest of strange, but beautifully symmetrical coniferous trees. At this point it dawned on me that I must be in heaven and resting on God’s own back porch!

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October

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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 house in strategically visible places.

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June

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Miscellaneous

Free Fuel All Summer!

This awesome water sport was born in the late 1990’s in Hawaii’s blue waters and is now an addiction to an estimated 250,000 junkies, world-wide. Anybody with an average fitness level, can get on a board after a few lessons and practice sessions, and will soon be zooming across the water with a super wild adrenaline rush beyond anything experienced before.