Category Archives: Hunting Humor

Hunting camp maxims

Hunting camp maxims Over the course of five decades in hunting camps, the Over the Hill Gang has discovered several universal truths that we should share with those who are newcomers to the blood sports. Each of these truths merits … Continue reading

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Stormcrow

Why should I welcome you, Gandalf Stormcrow? – A bewitched Théoden, King of the Mark of Rohan, in response to the arrival of the wizard Gandalf, from The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), … Continue reading

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Hunting camp faux pas

Friendship is a curious thing. Handle it like crystal and it will become cloudy, turn brittle and soon shatter. Kick it around like a football and it will get scuffed, battered and worn but will still be ready for game … Continue reading

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Lessons in deer rifle protocol and good manners

You can always tell a Czech, you can always tell Finn, You can always tell a Limey when he’s had a shot of gin. You can always tell a Canuck from ’way north Ontario, You can tell an old Swede … Continue reading

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Rifle cleaning’s a bore

    Screw the bristle brush into the tip of the cleaning rod, soak it in powder solvent, and go to work like a dissident communist Chinese official ordered by the Red Guard to scrub the entryway to the Zhongnanhai … Continue reading

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Winter acquisitive syndrome

…some part of my brain goes haywire because I cannot hibernate for the next ninety days as so many North Country species do. There is probably some medical term for this phenomenon… …like “emotional compensation for seasonal affective disorder caused … Continue reading

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Bad day at Crane Creek

Abbey and I carried on a lengthy discussion about our respective duties. She was adamant that crunching through shelf ice was not part of her job description. Bad day at Crane Creek One rooster pheasant looks exactly like another rooster … Continue reading

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