Missing the Candy Shot

Some guys never miss. The deer may be running like a scalded cat, zig-zagging through brush at 300 yards, and they will drill it through the heart with a single shot every time. Often, these guys are gun writers. I’m not one of them. I may be a writer of guns and other frothy tales, b
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Dogs

If you are of the thinking that a dog is nothing more than an accessory—fashion or otherwise—you can stop here. My position is—unalterably—that dogs are a perfect small example of God’s love that he lends us for a finite period of time. Dogs are—or should be—integral members of the fa
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Keeper Guns

For truly obtuse—like me—gun nuts, there comes a time in our lives when we “have to do something for me.” Guys like us dream about a few really special guns. These are guns that are as much show pieces as they are functional arms. They are personal guns—very personal. Maybe they don’t
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We Hold These Hunting Truths to be Self Evident

If you see clear skies and don’t take your rain gear to the stand, in twenty minutes it will start raining a gully-washer. Camp cots are just wide enough to make you think you can roll over in your sleep…right up to the time you hit the floor. You will always remember that critical pi
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Who’s Expendable?

Why is it only hunters (shooters) must wear blaze orange in certain states during certain seasons? What about guides, camp cooks, wood cutters, bird watchers, bird hunters (!) and other backcountry wanderers during the big-game hunting season? Why is it that only the shooter is requir
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A Favorite Pheasant Recipe

After knocking down a few roosters over my little setter I decided to resurrect an old favorite pheasant recipe. I am a huge fan of Mexican food and start showing withdrawal symptoms of my blood salsa level gets too low. So when I discovered this recipe years ago for chicken chalupas,
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Thoughts on Concealed Carry I

ith more and more states enacting some form of concealed carry options for their citizens, the number of folks packing is blooming like one of those enhanced time-lapse videos showing the physical maturation of a rose. This is a good thing, though fraught with some challenges. I get t
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