Don’t Be Fooled

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Now that Old Man Winter has finally wrapped us in his bitter blanket of snow, we’re burning our firewood, using our snow shovels, fretting about frozen pipes and watching our heat bills climb. While the promise of Groundhog Day isn’t far away, we know what that promise will be. Whether or […]

What Is Taxidermy?

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen In the modern world we often hear people talk about topics they know nothing about. One of those topics is taxidermy. Taxidermy is the removal of the skin of an animal, preserving it, and using it to recreate the lifelike appearance of the animal. An obvious reason for doing this is […]

A Post-Deer Season Debriefing

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Now that firearms deer season has ended, serious hunters are already beginning to think about next year’s deer season and planning to make some adjustments. To all who brought home some venison, congratulations. But even if you filled a tag or two, your season probably could have been better. To make […]

Where Did the Deer Go?

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen A week into the firearms season deer suddenly became scarce where they seemed abundant just a week ago. A hunter can spend a lot of time looking for them in places where they aren’t. It’s as though deer have a sixth sense, and know that hunting season has started. Hunters are […]

Stop Wearing a Deer Hunting Dunce Cap

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen “Why don’t you wash that dirty hat!” My wife had been scolding me about it for months. “It’s not dirty—it’s just faded,” I said, and I was right. My favorite hat wasn’t so much dirty as it was worn, distressed, comfortable. What looked dirty to her was formerly midnight black, but […]

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