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14 Hours

February 20, 2018


  “Many times I have thought that our deer hunters are becoming soft. The man who has the initiative to seek deer in the wilderness areas is the hunter who gains the most from his deer hunting. Tracking and still-hunting is becoming a lost art in many sections, primarily because of unfavorable local conditions but […]

The Lure of A Track

January 23, 2018


  Within the imprints laid out before you is a mystery to be solved, a charm to be experienced, and a prize to be had should you play it right.     The snow was soft, temperature cold and there was very little wind as we set off into an abyss of birch, aspen and […]

Dear Santa

December 26, 2017


Dear Santa All I want for Christmas is…     It would be implausible to think at my age that somewhere in the North Pole resides a man who annually, on the 24th of each December, treks around the globe delivering presents to all humanity. An even bigger stretch of this fantasy would be the […]

Full Circle

December 12, 2017


When I was a boy of ten, antlered deer and hunting gear were all I cared for then.     “Wow”, I thought, “what a rub.” And as I have always done, I immediately began to imagine the size of the buck, his antler mass and tine configuration. The plot began as I started putting […]

Gone For The Day

October 17, 2017


  There will always be, in the still-hunters memory, the song of a little mountain brook, discovered in his wanderings; the heart-stopping clutch as a magnificent buck bounds from a windfall hideaway; the triumphant moment when, by wits and woodsmanship alone, he has tracked down his whitetail buck and sent forth the well-placed shot that […]

The Heart of A Deer Hunter

October 3, 2017


  “It is this total silence that stirs your very soul with a deep sense of eerie loneliness. The absolute stillness brings you back vivid memories of past hunts, and you fully realize that it is this very solitude that keys your anticipation and lures you back year after year.” Mer Speltz       […]

Hunting Bucks by the Moon

September 19, 2017


  “Try as we have to disprove the hypothesis that the full moon triggers breeding, we have not been able to reject it. We have disproved the hypothesis that moon position has any real effect on activity.” Dr. James Kroll     A full moon rising on the eastern horizon reflecting light from a quickly […]