Grilled Chuck

WoodchuckThat’s it! I can’t take it anymore! I’ve been staring longingly into the woods because I have not had a chance to experience it firsthand for months. I haven’t even made it to the golf course yet! This is getting ridiculous. However, I was able to draw a bead on a springtime woodchuck last weekend after belly crawling around the pool and through my mother’s immaculately kept flower beds. I slipped the barrel of that Stevens .22 through a hole in the fence and waited for him offer me a clean shot as he basked in the evening sunlight. He was heavily guarded by thick blades of grass and was unaware of my presence.

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You Don’t Need to be Useful to go Hunting

UselessThe other night I was standing in the kitchen when I heard Sam fall on the stairs. There were a couple of small thumps followed by one rather large and mind-cringing loud thump. Then there were screams. Since I didn’t have a visual on him my mind instantly imagined the worst and I sprinted towards the stairs to make sure he was OK. Halfway into my sprint my second smallest toe on my left foot connected with the leg of the table chair and brought me to my knees. Still concerned about Sam but in immense pain myself, I crawled to him and found him sitting on the stairs crying. By then the pain was so intense I didn’t have it in me to pick him up to soothe him. For a moment we both stared at each other with tears in our eyes and screamed for mommy. If only a camera had captured the event…

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Some of my life is lived in the cyber world. You know, I write this blog, I check ESPN, and read about big deer on the internet. But the truth is I have no idea what I am doing. I mean, if updating my blog involved anything more than cutting and pasting from a word document I would be sunk. As it is, I can barely figure that out, but I have picked up some valuable advice along the way. It’s just that I don’t understand how to do most of it. 

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Recipe for a Successful Hunt

The other day I made the statement that a recipe for a successful hunt would require two cups of skill, three cups of time and two tablespoons of dumb luck. Like most things I say, there was not a whole lot of thought put in to it. Although based on experience it was not based on pure science, but rather…

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