We are in uncharted territory. Covid 19 has not only affected my work life, but now my hunting life.
I love the outdoors, but you can be assured of the fact, sooner or later accidents will happen.
Immediately, I am reminded of a book in the Bible. It is only one chapter.
I was unable to scout before opening day, but I knew where the turkeys loved to roost. So, I proceeded to set up my decoys with a little bit of faith and a little bit of reason.
I'm embarrassed to say, my turkey season has been terrible. I've not been able to stay very late up in the morning, so I've been limited to trying to compete with hens after the toms fly off the roost. Early in the season, this is hard.
No matter how long you've been doing something, there is always a fi rst. This truth goes for turkey hunting and it goes for me. Let me explain. I had decided at the last minute to go hunting that morning.
As everyone in the world knows, we're right in the middle of a pandemic. Many people are falling sick, and some are dying.
It such a shame that time seems to be in lesser quantities as one gets older. It's not just age but the responsibilities that come with having a family, career, and expenses.
There's nothing like the sound of a gobble at daylight. If you're close enough, it seems it reverberates throughout the hollows and ridges. It will truly make you wide awake like nothing else.
As you know, our nation is in a crisis. The Corona Virus pandemic is beginning its trek through our country. Our lives will change for a few months, and some will forever.
I just spent another weekend with about ten guys in Texas. I've made this trip for the past few years and we've decided to make it an annual Outdoor Truths event.
It doesn't take too many warm days in a row and one begins thinking spring. And with the time change upon us, I'm all in! It's official for me.
One of the obstacles that most hunters and fishermen dread is the wind. A light wind is not a factor - it's even helpful, but a windy day is burdensome to the fishermen and causes most game to stay out of sight.
In my area there are a few small streams which feed into the rivers. When I say small, I mean only about 10 to 15 yards wide.
As I look back on this last deer season, it seems that bad news could be the theme.
In most parts of the country an odd thing begins to occur for a deer during this time of year. The bucks begin to lose their antlers. By losing, I mean the antlers become loose because of several factors, and they just fall off.
Any day now, I'll be going to several locations to take down tree stands and blinds. The season is over in my area. The losses can't be overcome. The successes can't be undone.
Are you obsessed over something? Has something gained your attention in, such a way that you have made some drastic changes in order to accommodate that matter?
There's something about bow hunting in the dead of winter. It brings together the most difficult circumstances a hunter can face.
The winter undoubtedly thwarts many outdoor plans in most parts of the country. If you don't believe me, just wait until the first warm weekend in February. There will be more lawnmowers heard than any other time of the year.
My ground blind leaks. Yours does too. Yeah, I know you have the top-of-theline, largest, most cushy, made-of-thebest- waterproof-material-blind money can buy.
Success in hunting or fishing is measured differently by each individual. Some consider each outing a success if fish or game is brought home.
Hunters and fishermen will tell you about the importance of confidence. It is really a major part of the battle when it comes to patience and persistence. For instance, if I know I have always caught fish in a certain hole; I will fish that hole slower and with a greater awareness of an imminent bite.
My deer season has not been anything to write home about. One buck in Kentucky that never gave me a chance to draw on, and one buck in Missouri that I shot and never found, is all I can tell you abou
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