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Hunting trips

Exploring life with rifle or shootgun

Sneaky Goose Hunt

Taking advantage of Maryland’s late season resident goose season I have not waterfowl hunted much this hunting season. The schedule seemed to accommodate chasing whitetails more than goose hunting. At some point last week, I realized I still had time to get out and enjoy a goose hunt or two. The Maryland late season resident … Continue reading »

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Twin Ridge Upland Bird Farm

Deer steaks fill the freezer and the ducks have been flying good all season, but it was time to change things up and do a little upland bird hunting. I sent out the call and arranged a group of hunters for a pheasants and chukar hunt at Twin Ridge Upland Bird Farm

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF DEER HUNT

Quite often when I write about deer hunting, I discuss the benefits of entering the woods alone making a personal connection with the natural world. This deer hunt was different. I made a connection with fellow hunters who also share in my passion for the outdoors and venison on the table.

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South Carolina Hog Hunting

Late one winter evening, I went scanning the internet looking for an early spring adventure.  What I found turned out to be one of my favorite spring escapes to date. March or April is the perfect time for a shake winter off your back and welcome spring adventure.  A friend and I drove 400 miles south … Continue reading »

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Enjoying The Fall Colors

I was in the mountains to hunt. My quest was ducks in the mornings and deer in the evenings. However, I stepped into a world of fall colors so vivid that even a totally colorblind person such as myself could not help but take notice and enjoy.

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Deer Hunting with Crossbow

Deer Hunting with Crossbow Late on Sunday evening I sit down to relax having returned to the Washington DC apartment. With a tumbler filled with three large ice cubes and splashed with my favorite whiskey, the weekend comes to a perfect close. It had been a grand weekend.

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Maryland Dove Management Areas

When most hunters think of dove hunting, fields of freshly cut corn or even better yet mowed over vegetable fields come to mind. I know my best hunting memories are from the September dove hunts we had as teenagers at the vegetable farm where I sometimes worked. But what is a hunter to do if he does … Continue reading »

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European Mounts

European Mounts – A cool alternative to expensive taxidermy mounts Many years ago, I stood and watched as 177 big game mounts from Alaska, Africa, and North America were sold at auction. They were my grandfathers. For pennies of what they cost to have done, the mounts were sold and went to new homes. That day … Continue reading »

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Duck Hunting and Happiness

The weather man gave the good news – The first below freezing temperatures for the region of the season. In the pre-dawn darkness, I drove the empty roads of Southern Maryland. I was going duck hunting. I was attempting to use one of the first come first hunt waterfowl blind sites Maryland DNR  provides for Maryland hunters … Continue reading »

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Dove Hunting Maryland Public Lands

Time for a Dove Hunt The other evening after work, the dove fields were calling. I answered the call with my double gun and full shell bag. The gate at the end of the road was locked. I walked the half mile to the sunflower field. The heat of summer remained; even if September was … Continue reading »

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