Category Archives: Safety

“Fire Feather”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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A Hunter Orange Missive

A week or so ago James, a loyal reader from Georgia, sent an email asking “How do you meet the requirements for the blaze orange that you are supposed to wear?” What a great question! This topic comes up all … Continue reading

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A Tenant of the Forest Will Die

“A doe came through while you were gone,” Tami whispered as I sat cross-legged behind her trying to keep my shadow one with hers. A wool blanket, which broke up her shape, hung from her shoulders. A Chiefs-grade, smooth-bored trade … Continue reading

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“Maybe It’s Your Eyes…”

“Hhuuttt,” the soft, subtle cluck sounded closer. A pitiful sigh oozed from frustrated lungs. A warm, pleasant October sun hugged a distraught woodsman as he sat back against a solitary cedar trunk. The sweet scent of drying corn perfumed the … Continue reading

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“Perilous Crossing”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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‘Hawk Bit Guard “How-To” Added

This week’s post started out as a discussion about how I came to the decision to make a leather bit guard with a Native American influence for the Long Lake ax, rather than the more elaborate Alexander-MacKenzie-style sheath and shoulder … Continue reading

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What happened to the shot?

“I hunted a lot,” Jeff Wacker said. “It was late October, during archery deer season. Fall turkey season was on, too. Any chance I got I was hunting for deer, when I got up in the morning before work, and … Continue reading

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The Big Swamp Grew Quiet…

A close approach proved impossible. The two toms roosted high up in an oak tree that leaned north on the first island. The pair walked onto the wooded mound the evening before. Dawn’s greyness, accentuated by a thick cloud cover … Continue reading

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