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Back roads

Naiveté is the headwaters of all rivers of adventure. Back roads The Nelson Place. That is where I should go, I’d been told. I do not remember his first name; maybe Duane. But as promised on the directions hurriedly written … Continue reading

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Bird hunting in the classic style

More than seventy-five years ago William Harnden Foster, the laureate of ruffed grouse hunting and a principal in the development of grouse dog field trials in New England, observed that trials for quail dogs had become “races,” so specialized in … Continue reading

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Last call

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true; it’s called ‘Life.’ – from the novel The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), English author of fantasy novels Last call It is … Continue reading

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One thing’s for certain

Live everyday as if it’s your last, boys, and one day in the future when you look back, you’ll have lived ten thousand lifetimes.             – from the novel I Have Lived Today by Steven Moore (b. 1974), teacher, painter, … Continue reading

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The Lautenschlager Place

When Walt and I, we went out hunting We saw a sign that said “No Trespassing,” But the other side, it didn’t say nothing; That side was meant for him and me.            – a ditty to the tune of Woody … Continue reading

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Old Coots Never Forget

Old Coots Never Forget Don’t forget to buy my latest book this week. Old Coots Never Forget will be available Saturday at Dragonfly Books, 112 West Water Street, Decorah, Iowa. The book is currently available in both paperback and Kindle … Continue reading

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Better is more

The greatest adventure in creating a bird gun that is uniquely mine was the decision to have the receiver engraved with scroll and images of game birds.  Better is more The seed of understanding true value was planted some 50 … Continue reading

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