Monthly Archives: October 2015

Coon pooh

Dogs and people approach things a little differently. For example, I am very fond of pizza but have never had a desire to roll in it. Rolling in more or less odorous things may be somewhat mysterious but I assume … Continue reading

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It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth … Continue reading

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Doing the splits

I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor, and rich is better.    – Mae West, American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol (1893-1980) Doing the splits Rich is having enough cash in your pocket to rent a hydraulic wood-splitting … Continue reading

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Why we hunt the grasslands – a single photo

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Senior hunting camp

This list is not intended to be comprehensive, and there may be some regional and cultural differences, but I expect that every bird hunter past middle age will identify (or identify with) several of these axioms that I have titled … Continue reading

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Broken arrow

Hunting success should not be gratuitous. If you do not earn it, you should take no pride in it. Broken arrow Seeing the broken-shafted arrow at the side of the game trail sparked a memory: for the Plains Indians the … Continue reading

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