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An Uphill Battle

June 12, 2018


  It is with great pleasure I introduce my long-time friend and hunting partner, Hart ‘Silverback’ Daley as this week’s guest blogger. The following is his tale of an incredible hunt we shared this spring and the memories etched as a result.   May 14th was like Christmas Eve to me because May 15th would […]

Tracking Down Turkeys

May 29, 2018


  How the Deer Tracker Plied His Craft on 2018 Gobblers     A turkey is a species that responses to external stimuli, the very reason it is so fun to hunt them. Our job is not only to get the gobbler to respond, but to fool him into thinking that we are the very […]

Mid-Season Strut Zone

May 15, 2018


  “Every old hunter knows that a great chance comes just when apparently all chances are over and gone.” – Archibald Rutledge     The alarm was blaring way too early, at least that is how it seamed at an hour that no one should be awake. The morning ritual had now become all too […]

Does Size Really Matter?

May 1, 2018


  Beards, Spurs, Fish Tales & Tall Tines Combined ~ All relative to the entire outdoor experience.     Ended my season tonight; bird #1 was 19 lbs., 9 1/2-inch beard and 1-inch spurs, bird #2 was 20 lbs., 10-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs! Two birds for the price of one, 40-yard shot, had […]

Text Book – Double

May 30, 2017


  Killing two birds with one stone is an English language idiom meaning “realising two goals through one action”, be it by accident or by foresight and planning. Like the reverberations of a summer thunder storm, the echoes emanating from the continuous gobbling in the pre-dawn rolled across the atmosphere. The chorus of gobbles were […]

The Plumage Fascination

May 16, 2017


  “Occasionally in life, as we flow along, we are presented with ideas or opportunities that alter our lives immediately and dramatically-the resumption of an academic career, a sudden change in occupation, the pursuit of some lurking artistic interest, or a consuming love affair. Unexpectedly, something presents itself that we know is exactly the thing […]

Do Wild Turkeys Influence Quail or Grouse Populations

May 4, 2017


Do Wild Turkeys Influence Quail or Grouse Populations? (Side Bar to Fake News Turkeys of 5/2/17) Professor, Craig A. Harper, Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee Northern bobwhite and ruffed grouse populations have declined considerably in various areas over the past 20 years. At the same time, wild turkey populations have increased significantly. Without supporting […]