Another Maryland Deer Season Has Arrived
The darkness of the night is vanishing. A new Maryland deer season is beginning. I should have been in the woods by now. I should have been sitting waiting for the new day and new season, a day only experienced once a year; Christmas to deer hunters. This opener held a lack of excitement for my adventurous soul. I am not feeling the opening day jitters of years past.
Perfect Fall Day Hunting Pheasant at Twin Ridge Father and Daughter Style
Lawrence, Jordan, Chuck and myself, recently spent a perfect November fall day walking the overgrown fields pinched between rolling hills of West Virginia rowed with apple trees. We were guests of Twin Ridge Upland Game farm in Jefferson County West Virginia.
Jordan is all smiles with her first pheasant Read more
COOPER TIRES REVIEW – DISCOVERER STT
With hunting season quickly gaining speed, it may just be time to take a good look at your truck’s tires. Do they have enough tread and bite to get you out and back?
Don’t go out Unprotected
In my last post, I went over installing a new Steering Rack in my Tacoma. What I didn’t mention was that I had to remove the front skid plate. The Budbuilt kit with a IFS skid, belly pan and rear cross member were installed right before I left for Alaska in the spring of 2012. Since that time, I have driven across the country twice, off-roading along the way, driven countless trails on hunting and fishing trips, and generally put the skids to the test on a regular basis.
BudBuilt three piece Tacoma skid plate kit. Worth every penny.
Over the last two years, I have installed no less than four power steering pumps in my 95 Toyota Tacoma. Sure one broken pump was my fault, but the others were not. What I finally discovered was a worn out steering rack over working the power steering pump and causing it to wear out. Read more
Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away
Remember that one place you had as a kid where you went to be alone? Maybe it was an old oak tree in the backyard or the crawl space above the garage, but we all had one of those secret places as a kid. Well, these woods are my adult version. A place we all need from time to time even as adults. Read more
The whitetail rut in the Maryland and Virginia area has begun. The normally recluse bucks are on the move looking for their once a year girlfriends. Great news for the archery deer hunter. Hard to take news for the archery hunter who is living two hours from his hunting grounds and archery equipment.
Behind The Safety of the Park Fence The Bucks Tend Their Does
A Quick Evening Hunt
The feeling to spend the evening in the woods was too strong to ignore. The whitetail woods were calling. The gear stays in the truck at all times for just this reason. With the work day behind, I head to the woods in pursuit of the number one hunted mammal in America, the whitetail deer. Read more
The Annual trip I look forward to each year – Whitetails in the Mountains with the Muzzleloader
The older one becomes, the earlier 2:30 AM becomes. With the excitement that emanates with the beginning of every new adventure, I skipped the snooze button and hit the road before sun up. Once on the highway, the hum of the tires and the monotone voice of the overnight radio talk show host got the best of me. The eyelids got heavy.
And this is where my annual fall mountain deer hunt hit the first hiccup. For years, I’ve been stopping for a quick 15 minutes of eye resting time while on the road. But this time, the normal 15 to 30 minute rest turned into a two hour delay. With the truck seat reclined and the eyes closed, I was out for a solid 2 hours. There went being in the woods at first light. Read more
Running Wild - A Movie Worth Seeing
Alone I sat in the movie theater. Not alone as I was not with a family member or friend, alone as I was the only one in the theater. I was there to watch the Movie “Running Wild” – a story about a real life hero, Dayton Hyde. A writer of over a dozen books, a rancher, a war hero, and at the age of retirement started a sanctuary for wild mustangs in South Dakota.
Dayton Hyde’s life is one worthy of a movie and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the man and have begun to order his books. “Running Wild” is a movie worth seeing, especially for today’s young men needing some encouragement to do something with their lives. Read more