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Mountain Ghost

January 15, 2019

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(Guest blogger, friend and hunting partner of 33 years, Hart L. Daley recounts his incredible hunt from 2018)   The signs I read like a puzzle, putting each piece in its place, When unexpectedly I’ve closed the gap, And without warning the apparition takes shape. Time comes to a screeching halt, my moves become statuesque. […]

50 Years A Deer Hunter – What Have I Learned?

January 1, 2019

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  A great hunt need not be measured in game harvested. It often results in the peace and tranquility of sitting motionless, feeling no more than the wind in your face and seeing autumn leaves dropping to the earth. – Primal Dreams     As I sat on my $9.99 tri-pod stool overlooking the largest […]

Fame, Notoriety and Prominence – Can and should they be considered for the deer hunter?

December 18, 2018

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  It’s not always the size of the man or the magnitude of his determination that counts. It’s often the height of his hip boots. – Gene Wensel   Words have meaning. They leave impressions. And yet the careless pen waxes on about unrealistic feats in order to sensationalize and sell that which is usually […]

Grandfatherly Wisdom

February 21, 2017

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“…there is not a grandfather who does not adore his grandsons (granddaughters).” – Victor Hugo Grandfatherhood, if that is indeed a word, (it should be if it isn’t) may well be the greatest blessing bestowed upon the male race. It is a special title reserved for those who survived parenting. As I sit and pen […]

Why Hunters Understand Deer Best

February 7, 2017

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  “In discussing deer hunting as a sport, it seems to me that we must never lose sight of the fact that its interest is due chiefly to the nature of the game pursued . . . I hope to be a stag follower as long as I can see a sight. This feeling I […]

Improvising on the Ancient

January 24, 2017

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    Big tracks don’t lie! It has long been known that tracking something, regardless of species, meant following the sign being left in the hounded beasts wake. The key component that is heavily relied upon by the deer tracker of North America is the snow that blankets the forest floor, for without its presence, […]

When Lightning Strikes

January 10, 2017

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The Aftermath of Shooting a Record Class Whitetail     It only takes a fraction of a second. The buck is in your sights, your heart pounds, the trigger is reflexively squeezed and then, silence. As you walk to the location where the animal was standing when shot, you begin to see bits and pieces […]