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Come Turkey Season Opener

May 21, 2019


  Any opener is special, exciting, anticipated and refreshing, no matter the sport or species. – RGB     I toss, turn and fidget expecting the alarm to be blaring at any moment. And trust me when I tell you, my Big Ben alarm has two huge bells that make it sound more like a […]

Ten Minutes of Fighting Fury

May 7, 2019


  I believe that, after all, an essential thrill is reserved for the man who hunts his game all alone in the wilderness. – Archibald Rutledge     It always astounds me when immersed in nature how the quietude of my surroundings can switch so quickly to raucous action. It is as if the script […]

Into The Mind Of A Turkey

April 23, 2019


  The apologies that precede discussions about wild turkey intelligence are definitely not warranted. I have never observed another animal making such a dedicated effort to know and to understand. – Joe Hutto – Illumination in The Flatwoods   Say what? Many would argue that it doesn’t take much to crack that nut. However, despite […]

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 […]