There’s nothing like a campfire

Trying to pound out yet another 800 words of semi-meaningful prose, I was stumped. This minor impasse highlighted the fact that one of the...

An Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure

Greg Fouts has been an avid outdoorsman since childhood. In all honesty, it’s the fabric from which his life is woven. At age 64 there...

Showalter Leads Wildlife Efforts at Mississinewa

When it comes to hunting, a lot has changed over the years. Sportsmen are much more knowledgeable about the game they seek. Educating ourselves...
resolutions

The best resolutions

Sooner or later we all do it. Every January a book of resolutions is offered up by people of all ages. Unfortunately the binding...
dog disaster

A Christmas (Dog) Story

Years ago I was the chagrined owner of Jake the Wonderdog. He was a non-descript yellow male Labrador Retriever who immeasurably gladdened my days...

Thoreau, Muir, Leopold: Three Inspirational Conservationists to Study

Many of our modern conservation principles stem from the teachings of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and Aldo Leopold. These early American conservationists each...

Where to Shoot a Big Deer

Physical issues curbed my enthusiasm and ability to hunt much this year and I don’t have many brand new hunting stories. However, a good...

The Big One that Got Away

The anticipation of the hunt. The christening of a new lodge. A gathering of outdoor communicators and conservationists hand selected by a great guy. “Of...

Time Together: the Ultimate Christmas Gift

At this time each year most of us still face the daunting reality of having to shop for Christmas gifts. The older I get,...

It’s Just a Phase

If you’ll pardon me, I’m a tad busy: I’m in the middle of “a phase.” The other day I had a few hours to think...