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Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Have you ever heard of the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution? Well recently in my own life there was such a shot fired. While it didn’t necessarily begin a war, it definitely left an impact on my life. While my years in the outdoors are far from over, they will…
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
In the heat of the summer when the fish may not be biting and there are no open hunting seasons, we get creative in how we enjoy the outdoors. There’s something we like to do here in the Midwest called floating and it’s pretty simple. You find a tube or a tank and the nearest river, hop in a…
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The alarm sounded at 4 a.m. and I reluctantly dragged myself out of bed. We had a long drive ahead of us, and my husband, Led, was eager to get on the water. Before too long, our friends Chase and Courtney arrived and we were ready to hit the road. It is about two hours from our home to Lake…
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
So many of us get caught up in the rush of life. We get in a hurry to reach the next milestone and accomplish the next goal, yet we never stop to slow down and enjoy life. For me, spending time in the outdoors not only allows me to take a break from my daily routine, it helps teach a few val…
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
It has been a challenging time for outdoor enthusiasts. With few open hunting seasons and the recent subzero temperatures, it has been hard to want to go outside. However, that doesn’t prevent us from finding any excuse to get out as soon as it starts to thaw.
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
I trod across the field clad in camo from head to boot and found my now-familiar patch of grass. Once I was situated in the snow with the fence at my back, I got prepared. Within minutes my gun was propped up on its bipods and my gun muffs were resting on my head, ready to be pulled over my …
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
’Tis the season for reflecting on the past year and making resolutions for the next. Despite the pandemic and the chaos it brought, I was still able to enjoy the outdoors and cross a few things off my bucket list. Taking my first deer and re
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The pandemic shook things up for deer hunters this year. Unit tags sold out quickly and my husband, Led, and I ended up purchasing a last-minute statewide buck tag for him and a river antlerless tag for myself.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
“Hold her feet, she’s going in,” hollered the stranger just down the bank. The wind was biting as my hands gripped the rod and reel. My feet shifted on the rocks inching toward the water, but still I held on. I stood my ground, bound and determined to land my first paddlefish.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
One of the positives to hunting and fishing is ending up with a freezer stocked with meat. At the end of a successful year, we may have 100 pounds of fish fillets, deer roasts and pheasant breasts. So how do you create delicious meals with wild game?
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Although I wasn’t exactly born in the outdoors, my history with it goes way back. Growing up, my parents didn’t travel much. In fact, the last family vacation we took was when I was a year old.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Between a long winter of being cooped up indoors and a pandemic wreaking havoc across the nation, I haven’t had many opportunities this spring to enjoy the outdoors. For that reason, the few chances we had to get out on the water were not taken for granted.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
For a man who doesn’t know how to swim, my husband has quite the fondness for water. Last year, he took that love to a new level by purchasing his first boat. We brought
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The key to success in hunting is equal parts skill and knowledge, plus a whole lot of luck. You can be the best marksman and still wind up dealing with poor conditions and other misfortunes. On the other hand, sometimes luck just happens to be on your side.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
One place that will always be near and dear to my heart is the state of Wyoming. There’s something about the rugged terrain, snowy peaks and pine trees that calls to me.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
There’s a saying my grandma used to have. “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Never were those words more true than after a difficult deer season.
There are many experiences that help introduce a person to the great outdoors. I’ve gone on a number of hunting excursions with my husband, Led, over the years — some were a success, but others didn’t go as planned. However, being out in the wide open spaces is still good for the soul. Even …
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Getting involved in the outdoors as an adult is much different from when you’ve grown up with it. I feel that there is so much to learn in a short amount of time to prepare for rifle season.
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