Update From The Great Plains

February 19, 2014

Well it looks like Tom’s family is getting acquainted with the Nebraska Outdoors.  Since moving there in December He’s been deer hunting three times, goose hunting once, shot his first Nebraska Coyote and this past weekend he went Ice fishing for the first time in his life.  Seems they aren’t letting any moss grow under […]

Nature’s Majesty

February 9, 2014

As the year comes to a close I have been reflecting on  the privileges we’ve had of soaking in all of Idaho’s amazing beauty… here’s a little photo shoot of all the majesty we’ve witnessed this past year… Wishing everyone a Happy New Year filled with beauty!                 […]

Brooding for Bear And Talkin’ Turkey

February 9, 2014

April is just around the bend and thoughts have been burning toward  Spring Hunts these days… and all the hunting magazines help fan the flame with big Toms and Bruins gracing their covers. As I poured over the latest tips and techniques in the Outdoor Life I realized I’d better get my equipment out and […]

Whitetail Hunting

December 8, 2013

There has been a strange transformation taking place in the past couple of years… we are slowly being wooed over by those mystic little brown ghosts that slip silently through the woods… there and gone so quickly you wonder if it was all a dream. Yes , I confess that these two die hard Elk hunters […]

Moving On To Wide Open Horizons

December 8, 2013

  The camp here at BaseCamp has been abuzz with change…  The wide open Prairie of Nebraska has beckoned our son Tom to come and see her far reaching horizons. While we feel excited for his expanding opportunities, we can’t help but feel a little sorry for ourselves… Camp just won’t be the same without […]

Little Arrows Falling ‘Round You Everywhere

October 21, 2013

Many of the younger generation wouldn’t remember the 1968 song, Little Arrows sung by Leapy Lee   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvXDxobNteA) But some of you might know the lines… the lyrics go like this…“There’s a boy ( in this case a girl!) a little boy,  Shootin’ arrows in the blue,  and he’s aiming them at someone,  but the question is at who?. The chorus says, Here they […]

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 […]

Backyard Deer Menagerie

July 11, 2013

We’ve always made jokes about the genetics of the deer that show up every year in our backyard. Three by two antlers are very common, and if it is a 4 point, the forks are usually very shallow. Another common formation of the antlers is tall forked horns. Last year we had a buck we […]

Returning to My Roots

July 10, 2013

This article originally appeared July 10, 2013 in the Weiser Signal American. Sometimes there are places and events from our childhood we wish we could experience again, sometimes because our perception has changed and sometimes because we wish to experience the thrill again. My childhood was filed with trips to the mountains – the Strawberry […]

They’re Back!

July 1, 2013

            Every June we look forward to seeing the first group of bachelor bucks appear on our hillside behind the house. We call them our backyard bucks. A few weeks ago we began seeing our first deer, but they were does…  just when we were wondering if there’d be any bucks this year we began to […]

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