Honoring A Deer Hunting Icon

January 9, 2018

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Honoring A Deer Hunting Icon Charles J. Alsheimer 5/1/1947 ~ 12/30/2017 “I am still convinced we need heroes. The imperfections of humanity notwithstanding, our hearts hunger to be stimulated by examples of great character being modeled in everyday life. We are fortified by exemplary lives, especially those who have earned the right to be respected […]

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Dear Santa

December 26, 2017

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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 […]

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Full Circle

December 12, 2017

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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 […]

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Gone For The Day

October 17, 2017

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  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 […]

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The Heart of A Deer Hunter

October 3, 2017

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  “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       […]

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Hunting Bucks by the Moon

September 19, 2017

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  “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 […]

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Life from A Buck’s Perspective

September 5, 2017

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  The ghost is the whitetail buck. See him before he sees you. Catch him if you can. Be prepared, for if you are not, this ghost will vanish… Right before your very eyes. – H L Daley   Initially, the flakes floated about in a sea of darkness, whimsically landing on a dormant countryside. […]

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