Category Archives: Bow Hunting

Best birthday present ever

Autumn of 1987. A stressful time of my life. Work issues. We have all been there. I was in desperate need of something to lift my spirits. Lunch hour, as I was walking to the weight training room on campus … Continue reading

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Strange old man captured on trailcam

I insert the memory card of my trailcam into the laptop and click “Extra Large Icons” on the View selection. The first few photos that appear on the monitor always set me back for a moment. Who is this strange … Continue reading

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Not dead, just hunting

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.    – Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer and humorist Not dead, just hunting In response to questions from readers via telephone calls, e-mails, and text messages: No I have not died. … Continue reading

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July practice

Two days ago, after a week of rainstorms and high winds, a 10-point buck and an 8-point buck, both with antlers still in velvet, were eating blown-down apples under our apple tree. In the middle of the afternoon. Fifty feet … Continue reading

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The vagaries of scent

Any information presented here about the phenomenon of scent and the ability of whitetail deer to detect and respond to it is strictly anecdotal, a compilation of my observations and conjecture, not the result of a disciplined scientific study. The … Continue reading

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Shoulder to the wheel

I did not mind killing anything, any animal, if I killed it cleanly. They all had to die and my interference with the nightly and seasonal killing that went on all the time was very minute and I had no … Continue reading

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