Cures for the “Off Season Blues”

Cures for the “Off Season Blues”

It’s that time of year for many hunters; we get the case of the blues with hunting season months away from opening.   Many hunters find themselves in that funk of what to do to keep their favorite sport active and alive. To keep my passion for hunting alive, I...
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...
A Good Morning Hunt

A Good Morning Hunt

When most hunters have already left their stands, I am just getting excited about the morning hunt. I abandoned the “get to the stand an hour before sunrise to settle in and get quiet” mode of hunting deer several years ago. Seeing in dim light has always...
Reflections on the Past Year

Reflections on the Past Year

“One does not hunt in order to kill. One kills in order to have hunted.”–From Meditations on Hunting by Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955) Every January, I like to look back over the previous 12 months and reflect on the wonderful times I had doing...
Stand Number 10

Stand Number 10

It is always exciting for me to wake up on a brisk fall morning, knowing that in a short time, I will be settled in my deer stand alone with my thoughts and at peace with the world around me. I chuckled to myself, this pleasant 50-degree October day, knowing that I...