2021 Hunting #2 – Lucky Doe

Doe, Deer,

baffled. “There are no deer! This proves it!” In Vermont the arguments are the same but worse. I’ve got news for all of you – this is not complicated to figure out. The archery kill is down because I haven’t been hunting in a week and a half. Duh. And before that I was being super picky about what I was going to shoot. I didn’t see hardly any deer, but that has nothing to do with it.  

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2021 Hunting #1 – Locating Buck Bedding

Deer, 4 Pointer

I used to consider myself an outdoor writer, or at least an aspiring one, or at least a pretending one.  Then things kinda got difficult. Cancer stole my mom, my wife and I welcomed the arrival of our third child, and COVID has made things much more challenging at work. All that to say is…

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Muzzleloader Buck!

New Hampshire, Muzzleloader

It is so nice when a plan finally comes together. After what feels like 200 failed attempts in a row, my hunt this past Saturday played out just how I envisioned it every other time I headed to the stand. The older I get and the more kids I add to my proverbial quiver, the…

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Hunting for Smiles

New Hampshire, Hunting

It was late March of this year when my dad and I found ourselves standing on a hardwood knoll in the New England woods replaying the chain of events that led up to him taking his largest buck in a lifetime of hunting. I remember taking his call barely after the retort from his rifle…

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2019 Hunting Journal Part 4: Bear Meat for Thanksgiving

Black Bear Meat, Black Bear

As I sit here by the glow of the Christmas tree with a bowl of heavily buttered popcorn, there are a couple of things that come to mind as I reflect on this past hunting season. First, ihs verydiggult to typ wif buttray fngres, and second, I feel like I left a lot of opportunities…

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