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“Another Fallen Tree…”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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“The Art of Treeing”

 

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“Replenishing Supplies”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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Beyond the Northwest Gun’s Effective Distance

A wheezy snort foretold of a deer’s approach.  Although hushed, the distant cough-like blow traveled from the north island, up the rise and into the humble cluster of thorny bushes that grew tight around a tall oak tree. For any … Continue reading

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It’s All Based on Experience

Grayed, brittle branches offered scant cover. That red cedar tree toppled eastward many winters before; a heavy wet snow uprooted it. Back then the boughs were thick and lush and provided a formidable palisade. A few judicious whacks with a … Continue reading

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Thank Heaven for Time Traveling

Geese rose from the River Raisin. Three became nine, then fourteen. The broken string winged south, then swung east. None spoke or looked about as they flew. The bottomland, the gentle west-facing hillside and the white ash tangle held nary … Continue reading

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“…in case I miss…”

Stars faded. To the east, a warm orange glow back lit the dark shapes that lined the hardwood ridge. A serene silence marked the calm that greeted first light. The air smelled clean and fresh and cool, invigorating to one’s … Continue reading

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“Behind, Not in Front”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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