Lookin’ for Adventure?

Lookin’ for Adventure?

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen “Born to Be Wild,” that old Steppenwolf tune from 1968, wasn’t written about the Allegheny National Forest. But if you’re “lookin’ for adventure, and whatever comes our way” you can certainly find “wild” on that huge chunk of federal land. Robert Hilliard did. He got the crazy idea to seek adventure […]

A Theology of Hunting?

A Theology of Hunting?

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Navy veteran and Catholic nun shows hunting is ecological stewardship. A few years ago the host of a radio program asked me what I like to write about most. He was thinking about the deer, bears, and turkeys we shoot. When I said, “People,” he was surprised. No, I don’t write […]

Don’t Build Your Own Treestand

Don’t Build Your Own Treestand

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Over the years I’ve seen some pretty interesting treestands. And by interesting I mean dangerous. Have you ever built a treestand? If you think you’re a do-it-yourselfer, maybe you dream of a tree condo – 8′ by 8′ with a pitched roof, carpeted floor, sliding windows and a propane gas heater. […]

How to Be a More Complete Deer Hunter

From the trees to the ground in seven steps

How to Be a More Complete Deer Hunter

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Now that it’s early archery season, every bowhunter is anxious to spend as much time as he can in a treestand. Nearly every gun hunter anticipating the firearms season also has treestand ideas on his mind. Lots of hunters today can hardly imagine hunting on the ground like our grandfathers did, […]

Tag Your Deer, Turn into a Doctor

Tag Your Deer, Turn into a Doctor

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen When it’s time for the post-mortem work… You’ve tied your tag on a deer and it’s time for field dressing. What will you use? If you’re a newby, you might pull out a heavy, oversized survival knife. If you’re a doctor or a taxidermist, you’ll probably wield a surgical scalpel with […]

Do Coyotes Live in Your City?

Do Coyotes Live in Your City?

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Coyotes are a subject of conspiracy theories. On Labor Day weekend I drove to Chicago hoping to see a coyote. Not the place you’d expect to see one? Think again. My daughter lives in Chicago. A few years ago, as she was driving on I-90 in the city, she dialed me […]

Women Are Paying the Price

Women Are Paying the Price

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen “Hunters are cowards! They use high-velocity rifles, hide up in a tree and shoot animals from a safe distance! Why don’t they use primitive weapons, like spears, to kill a bear? And why don’t they do it at close range, from the ground, where the bear can get them? Then we’ll […]

Women – Ready or Not, Here They Come!

5 reasons men should appreciate female hunters

Women – Ready or Not,  Here They Come!

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen In a nation that boasts about equal pay for equal work and female participation in the armed forces, should anyone be surprised that more women are joining men as hunters? Yes, women are becoming hunters in growing numbers. Most people don’t think much about it, but predatory instinct is common to […]