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   ( 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 […]

The Sound of Animal Laughter. Part II

November 14, 2012

Continued from Part I Day 4 We were back after a needed break of a few weeks.  Coming off a stomach bug that made life miserable for a few days, we weren’t sure how much hiking we’d be able to stand, but this first day found us back at the same location as our first […]

Hunt Planned. Animals Laugh at Plan. Part I

November 12, 2012

In June we found out that my wife was successful in drawing not one, but two coveted limited entry tags here in our home state of Idaho.  My initial excitement quickly turned to uneasiness as I realized I would have to take time off from work for both an elk and a deer tag that […]

Memories of a First Buck

November 3, 2011

I grew up immersed in a hunting culture.  Some of my earliest memories include waiting by the dining room window for the headlights from my dad’s pickup to flood the driveway after his annual week-long hunting trip.  Excitement filled my young mind as I would wait up well past my normal bedtime.  I loved that […]

Sue’s Idaho Spring Bear Hunt (Video)

June 9, 2010

The last day of spring bear season was May 22nd… and I’m having a hard time getting back into the non- hunting mode… Turkey ended May 25th and slipped right on by without getting a hunt in. We got the notice from Idaho Fish and Game that Gary and I were unsucsessful in our application for […]

Ahh, Come on, It Was a Great Day!

April 8, 2010

Now you’ve heard the version or young fathers with families at home as to what happened on the first day of our bear hunt, so you need to hear the side from the next older generation.  Sue was the one carrying the tag,  and I was along to eat the noon sandwiches, and Zack, our eleven […]

Chasing Elusive (Adroit) Elk

February 1, 2010

Elusive (e lu’ siv)  adj.  Adroitly evading; baffling, hard to grasp. I had to look this up to make sure it was the description I wanted… and then had to look up adroitly( this always happens to me!) adroit (a droit’) adj. Skillful or clever in performance; quick to grasp and execute; resourceful; deft. …and […]

Fashions in the Wilds

January 5, 2010

Sometimes I sit down to write about a subject and know before I start that I’m going to get myself in hot water somewhere along the line.  With a subject that includes ladies, hunting, and fashions I’m guaranteed problems and some of them could probably come from my own household when I show a few pictures.  Oh well, […]

There’s a Price For Practice to Make Perfect

December 1, 2009

We don’t run before we walk and we don’t give a speech before we learn to talk.  I’m sure Micheal Jordon threw up a few bricks before he became quite good at basketball and I’m sure Tiger woods busted 100 a few times before he became one of the best of golfers of all time.  I […]

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