It’s still dark outside when I put my boat into the water.  As I quietly use the trolling motor to put myself in the best position to start fishing the reeds, I look over into my tackle box.  This tackle box has been with me for as long as I’ve been fishing—more than 20 years […]

I’m an outside kind of guy.  Growing up, my parents used to have to go out hunting for me to get me home.  I would just get so wrapped up in exploring the woods behind our house that I would lose track of time.  On more than one occasion they had to come get me […]

Growing up in Minnesota, I know what winter weather can be like.  One day things are beautiful and serene, and the next there’s a howling blizzard dumping snow everywhere.  In situations like that, if you are not properly prepared, you can find yourself stuck in your home—or worse yet, stranded in a ditch somewhere.  Don’t […]

When I’m out in the fields checking on my herd, I can’t always be sure that my cell phone will work.  We live in a very desolate area, and cell phone service is often hit or miss.  I don’t like to take chances, so I make sure that I have the best two way radios […]

It’s late November, and I’ve been sitting in my tree stand for three hours.  As I listen to the wind rustling through the colorful leaves, I think about the big buck that I’m hoping to bag today.  The cold begins to seep through my clothing, and my toes start to feel numb, but I’m sustained […]

I have great memories of growing up in a small town setting.  During the summers, I would run and play outside until late in the evening.  My friends would come over and we would play kick the can, freeze tag, and other games in our huge backyard.  Insects were never a problem because my dad […]

I’ve got my own style, and I’ve always been a little bit different from everyone else.  That’s ok, it’s what makes me who I am, and I’ve never regretted it.  But recently when I purchased a new car, I was struck by how plain and dull it looked.  Don’t get me wrong, it was a […]

If you’ve been hunting for twenty years like I have, you have doubtless noticed the impact that technology has had on the hunt.  There are many examples of this such as new clothing and so on that is available today, but I’m specifically talking about game cameras here. Game cameras have definitely changed the game, […]

I started shooting a pellet gun when I was six years old.  My grandpa gave it to me for my birthday and told me that I needed to learn how to handle a gun.  He said once I got that figured out, he would take me hunting for real. A Pellet Gun is a Great […]