Outdoors

Deer Hunting 2017, Part 3

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AT THE UPPER RIGHT.  IT’S FREE! You will ONLY receive notifications when I post new entries to my blog.   In this post I am reminded why it is called hunting.   I’ve had a…

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To Give Thanks

Life has a way, at times, of getting in the way of living.  As many of you know, I have a job that never closes.  Working at a youth center for the Missouri Division of…


Treasure Inland

“Adventure is just hardship with an inflated sense of self.”   Usually when we hear about hidden treasure, it’s across the sea on some desert island and is guarded by pirates.  But I’m going to…


The Canoe Trip from Hell

  Back in the summer of 2008 I made plans for a family canoe trip.  None of the boys was married at the time so the logistics weren’t that difficult.  Scotty lived in Springfield, MO…


Deer Hunting 2017, Part 2

  In this post Patrick tastes success…or does he? Being a dad, I’m always anxious to include my descendants in my beloved pastimes.  My youngest son hasn’t showed a lot of interest in bow hunting…


2002 Elk Hunt – Part 4

Fifteen years ago I kept a journal on the last elk hunt I took with my son, Andy.  I’ve been sharing it with my readers, not just as a way to commemorate one of the…


2002 Elk Hunt – Part 3

This is the continuing narrative of my last Colorado elk hunt with my son, Andy, fifteen years ago.  In this installment we experience some season-opening excitement. —————————————— 10-12-2002    Saturday    Opening day! What a day!  We…


2002 Elk Hunt – Part 2

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AT THE UPPER RIGHT.  IT’S FREE! You will ONLY receive notifications when I post new entries to my blog.   This is the continuing saga of a Colorado elk hunt I took 15 years ago…


2002 Elk Hunt – Part 1

  Fifteen years ago this month, I took one of my sons to Colorado on an elk hunt.  I had taken three of them (J.B., Travis, and Andy) separately and in groups of two at…


Deer Hunting 2017, Part 1?

I ran into a long-time friend at church last week.  We did the whole hugging, “how are you?”, “we need to get together sometime,” thing, before going back to our seats to listen to the…