Gary Sorenson

Tips, Stories and Advice from Gary Sorenson

The Problem I Think is We Need Larger Zip Ties

October 13, 2013

  When a Problem continues to present itself, most intelligent beings will sit down and try to find a solution.  Such it was this year as I came home with a little forked horn deer the first day of the Idaho deer season.  Now no one loves the tender little steaks from a forky more […]

Silence – Paves Ways for Memories

April 30, 2013

Today was a most interesting day. Most probably the quietest day of my life. It started this morning at 6:30 AM when I felt Sue reach over the top of me and turn off the alarm. I asked her if the alarm had gone off and she said something and nodded her head. I immediately […]

Was it Really That Bad?

December 8, 2012

            The telephone rang, so as the taxidermist answered it, Sue and I wondered off to view some of his work.  It’s a bad habit of mine to try listen to multiple conversations at once, which is surprising for someone who struggles with one conversation at a time.  But as […]

Did I Just Have an Easy Hunt?

October 20, 2012

 It seems everyone I know has a story of an easy hunt.  A story where effort was minimal and results were maximum.  A story like when my brother came home on leave from  Viet Nam right at the opening of deer hunting season in 1966.  Since another brother and I were also in the service, […]

What Happened to the Years Between ‘Grow up’ and ‘Getting Old’?

November 23, 2011

Is it so, or does it just seem like half my life I’ve been told to “grow up” and the other half of my life I’ve been told “you’re just getting old”.  Every now and then I see my sons and wife looking at me sideways , shaking their head when I pull another Norgy.  Most of […]

So Long Little Pete, It Was too Short a Run

August 22, 2011

I’m sure I spent enough time in the Armed Forces to hear every joke and snide remark there was about having two left feet.  But five years ago we had a couple little friends born on our place that both had two left feet and when they were trying to learn how to walk it probably […]

Mr. Bear, Shy and Aggressive

July 31, 2011

Its always been a marvel to me how black bears can be so shy, and yet in their own way aggressively live in close proximity to humans.  I don’t know how many times I’v have seen bear while out hunting and the second they know you are around they mysteriously just disappear.  Yet they have […]

I Didn’t Mean it to be Funny, And it Wasn’t

July 1, 2011

For years when we had company over the subject always got around to “what are we dining on today”?  Usually it was deer or elk with a possible exception of Goat, Bear, Antelope or Moose depending on how lucky the draw was for us that year.  Well for the last year when I heard ‘whats for dinner?’ […]

Speed Goats and Strange Bedfellows

July 2, 2010

Sue and I took the highway route to Denver Colorado this week and have thoroughly enjoyed the trip.   The whole 1100 mile trip goes through wildlife country so you get to see deer, elk and hundreds if not thousands of Antelope.  Once we left Utah and hit southern Wyoming the altitude doesn’t vary much between 5500′ […]

Encounters, Close and Closer

June 24, 2010

I think one of the reasons most of us hunt is because of the opportunity to have close encounters with the game we are pursuing, sometimes even closer then we’d like.  I believe that is one of the reasons I lean towards bow hunting whenever I can because you have to get closer yet and […]

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