Tangled Up in Hues

Tangled Up in Hues

There is no more graceful and healthful accomplishment for a lady than fly-fishing, and there is no reason why a lady should not, in every respect, rival a gentleman in the gentle art.”  ~ William Cowper Prime Having never been fly fishing before, I was fortunate to...
Confession From a Deer Hunter

Confession From a Deer Hunter

As I hike to my deer stand, my mind drifts back to when I was a young girl walking into the dark confessional at my church. Yes, I grew up in the Catholic Church, and the memory of stepping into the strange cubicle for the first time was nothing less than a mixture of...
Black Bears and Blackberries

Black Bears and Blackberries

Apparently, I am not the only one who loves blackberries! Mr. Papa Bear is back this year—I have caught him on camera at a couple of locations near where I hunt. I have also noted the abundant blackberry bushes when driving the dirt roads at our hunt club. This has...
A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

There is something special about traditions, no matter how insignificant they seem. Every year, I set up a trail camera, inspired by our curiosity surrounding the mysterious little muddy critter footprints on the boat and ramp. Putting up a trail camera has led to so...
Scratch Call Fever!

Scratch Call Fever!

Steve Sorensen’s Northern Scratchbox Turkey Call Turkey hunting is one of the most interactive and challenging endeavors a hunter can experience. There is nothing like the thrill of feeling the earth-shaking gobble of one of these formidable gamebirds, and it is not...
A Turkey Tale for Our Times

A Turkey Tale for Our Times

 We were convinced we were looking at an old warrior turkey, weathered and scarred from battles fought. My, were we ever wrong! I couldn’t sleep—I never can the night before Opening Day of turkey season. When my wake-up call blasted me out of bed, I immediately went...
Tactical Clothing Then and Now

Tactical Clothing Then and Now

Most of us have worn cargo pants at some time in our lives, and yes, they were and still are a version of trendy tactical clothing, providing lots of pockets for items you felt were essential to carry. Styles have been driven by the military, law enforcement, and...