Taking the Time to Be Your Own Butcher

My deer season officially ended a week ago, but in actuality, I didn’t completely close it out until today. The non-hunter will have a hard time understanding what that means, so I will explain. For most of us that hunt, it doesn’t end with the shot. The shot can actually be considered the beginning ofContinue reading “Taking the Time to Be Your Own Butcher”

Two Kids and the Debate Over Shooting a Doe

Our holiday season came and went as close to normal as possible. We didn’t get to visit with much of our family for as long as usual, but we made the best of the situation. The kids received more gifts than they’ll be able to remember, and the food was amazing, per usual. I thoughtContinue reading “Two Kids and the Debate Over Shooting a Doe”

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Ah December, I have longed for you all year. Decorations are everywhere you look, and Christmas is just around the corner. Schools have let out for the holidays, well mostly. For some reason my kids have a packet of work to do during the holidays, but that’s a conversation for another day. This time ofContinue reading “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Avoid a Disaster, Check Your Gear

Over the years I have had my fair share of outdoor mishaps. I’ve broken equipment, broken bones, sank boats, and sank four wheelers. I’ve had hooks stuck in my hands and in my face. I’ve nearly chopped an entire finger off with a machete trying to construct a minnow trap. I’ve even been in aContinue reading “Avoid a Disaster, Check Your Gear”

Mississippi Public Land Hunting

Over the last few years I’ve been incredibly fortunate to be able to hunt some great properties. The place we hunt and fish now is owned by my wife’s cousin’s family, along with another family, and is nestled along the Big Black River just south of Vicksburg. The 1000 acre property consists of flats alongContinue reading “Mississippi Public Land Hunting”

Something Other Than Turkey

Thanksgiving is here and families all across America are making preparations for a sizeable feast. Most families will have the traditional Thanksgiving turkey with sides ranging from cornbread dressing to squash casserole. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with preparing the traditional dishes, maybe you’ve grown tired of it. If your family is like mine,Continue reading “Something Other Than Turkey”

Thankful for 2020

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and the smell of pumpkin spice everything consumes my life. No, I don’t care for the smell, but it cannot be avoided in the general public. Retail stores are beginning to advertise massive sales for the holiday season, but most importantly, Mississippi’s whitetail gun season begins next weekend. I’ve had trailContinue reading “Thankful for 2020”