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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 When the chaos rescinded, brutal sun rays and humidity melted ambitions and hopes for grilled dove breasts.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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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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Dogs

Pheasant Capital of the World

I have hunted in South Dakota twice. Both times it was for Merriam’s Turkeys, with one successful hunt in the Black Hills. I have yet to pursue upland birds in the “Pheasant Capital”. However, my son Nathan recently had the privilege to pursue such a quest and he and his party had quite the adventure. […]

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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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Uncategorized

Big Sky Bird Hunt

In September, I had the opportunity to burn some boot leather chasing a mixed bag of upland birds in Montana. This was an “On My Own” adventure without much planning time. I did log onto the Montana Fish and Game site and found some species distribution maps with estimated 2012 populations. In Region 7 (SE […]

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November

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Upland

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish you all the best for this Thanksgiving. Hopefully, you will get to spend time with family and friends and enjoy a feast. I will be preparing some cajun pheasants, harvested in Rush County, KS. We were able to scratch down about 15 roosters and a few quail. Conditions were brutal; dusty dry, warm […]