Tag Archives: Hunting

Nebraska whitetail hunt

I have hunted most species of American big game, from the enormous, phlegmatic moose to the little javelina and the swift, slender antelope, and I’m convinced that the smartest animal of them all is the whitetail deer.             –  Jack … Continue reading

Posted in Hunting, Hunting Rifles, Rifles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Killing dragons

…after the recoil, all I could see past the muzzle was a perfect halo of feathers… Ratnose says there is beauty in killing, and of course he’s right.    – from the novel Blood Sport – A Journey up the … Continue reading

Posted in Bird hunting, Hunting, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Hunting, Wildlife | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Someday never comes

Well, I’m here to tell you now each and every mother’s son, You better learn it fast, you better learn it young, ‘Cause ‘someday’ never comes.             – Lyrics from the song             Someday Never Comes,             written by John … Continue reading

Posted in Hunting | Tagged , | 3 Comments

The situation in Pierre

“The prairie skies can always make you see more than what you believe.”              ― from the novel The Past Never Ends by Jackson Burnett The situation in Pierre Fort Pierre National Grassland, dead smack … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Dogs, Bird hunting, Hunting, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Bear hunt

Bear hunt Remembering Dave Wade: A tribute delivered at his Celebration of Life Service, August 26, 2014 Dave Wade was the best and closest friend I have had in my life. His friendship was so precious to me, and his passing … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship, Hunting, Hunting Humor | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gone on ahead

When I heard those words on the telephone – “Dave’s gone”- I did not feel the emptiness of death but only the loneliness of departure, as if I had been told, “Dave’s left on his elk hunting trip to the … Continue reading

Posted in friends, Friendship, Hunting | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

If I had a hammer

Be ready, and if’n a bird flies in front of you, just poke yer barrel at it and pull the trigger. That gun probly feels pretty big, but don’t worry. She don’t kick. Much.              – Advice from a well-meaning … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Dogs, Bird hunting, Hunting, Hunting Humor, Shotguns | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Heaven’s roads are gravel and sand

 …the street of the city (of heaven) was pure gold…    – Revelations 21:21 Heaven’s roads are gravel and sand When the Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelations at age 92, a prisoner of Rome on the island of Patmos, … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Dogs, Bird hunting, Hunting | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Fathers and sons

Every man learns the trade of fatherhood through a series of on-the-job-training blunders and successes, and he has few resources to draw on beyond his memory of how his own father raised him. Given the difficulty of the task and … Continue reading

Posted in Fatherhood, Hunting, Rifle Shooting, Rifles | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments