Trophies. Why the Waterbuck and not the Kudu?
Trophies. They mean different things to hunters. Some chase record book Number Ones. Some want absolutely one of everything. Some only want a few. Some don’t save a trophy mount or enter their trophy in a record book but nail the antlers or horns up on the barn.… Read the rest
The Old Religion
Terry Wieland wrote, “There have always been hunting Gods. There has never been a God of racquetball.” Mr. Wieland knows full well what he means by what he has written. I doubt many of the anti-hunting crowd would have a clue. … Read the rest
Back in the 70’s or 80’s Peterson’s Hunting Journal, in its Backtracking column, published the following by Jacob Bowers. I included it in a series of handouts to all my hunter education students.
Backtracking – Jacob Bowers
“Some people go hunting; others are hunters. … Read the rest
Ye Olde Trapper Bob 1961. We were 17 years old.
A Lost Friend-(written in 1993, 20 years ago now.) This illustrates a form of friendship I feel with all I share this outdoor world. It is a friendship that feels distinctly different from other friendships.… Read the rest
I was one lucky kid
My dad’s friends were almost all hunters and fishermen. My dad had acquired coon hounds just before I was born and began hunting those hounds in the woodlots of his various employers. He also had beagle hounds for rabbits and pheasants. … Read the rest