Tag Archives: Deer Hunting

A nice old rifle

Gunsmiths retire. Some of the best ones – master craftsmen who are a blend of artist, metallurgist, woodworker, scientist, ballistician, firearms historian, and avid shooter — labor on and on into their seventies and eighties, probably because we clients plead … Continue reading

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All by myself

  The hunt, and its intended consequence, the kill, are driven by some savage predilection that I have tried to examine and comprehend to no avail. Like the scent of searing red meat on an open fire, the approach of … Continue reading

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A woman in deer camp

Previously, camp etiquette was based on coarse and uncouth behaviors, those all-male enclave traditions that we bearers of the XY chromosome combination learned in junior high school and never progressed beyond. Demonstrative belching and farting, for example. A woman in … Continue reading

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Frosted

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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SuperAmmo

We are all suckers for the promise of something that looks greater but turns out to be lesser. The push-up bra, for example. SuperAmmo A beautiful Marlin Model 336 lever-action rifle in .35 Remington caliber resides in the back row … Continue reading

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It’s a drag

After an hour’s labor and a gallon of sweat, I had reached a profound and intimate understanding of the roots and derivation of that oft-used phrase, “My butt is dragging.” It’s a drag Standing silhouetted on the edge of the … Continue reading

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The 12 gauge .45-70 rifle

     Rifle: (noun) – a firearm, usually hand-held and fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel intended to make a single-projectile bullet spin in flight, thereby increasing its ballistic stability and accuracy over a long distance. … Continue reading

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