Category Archives: Deer Hunts

“The Obvious Path”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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A Cold Shudder…

Thorns tugged at a trail-scarred buckskin leggin. A single claw caught, but broke away from the purple stem. The raspberry switch swung free, then caught in the thin grass. Elk moccasins whispered on as the earthen doe trail wandered deeper … Continue reading

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“Lost Words”

“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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“Interesting indeed…”

Blue jays flew in from the west, the river side of the hill. At first three or four, all screaming and shouting at some unseen danger or disruption. The chastising crescendoed as more arrived. Msko-waagosh lost count at fourteen agitated … Continue reading

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“…no thought for the morrow…”

Snowflakes stuck to “Old Turkey Feathers’” barrel, yet the Northwest gun remained still. The small six-ponter stepped closer and closer, cross-wind, eighteen paces distant, on the mid-trail, down a steep slope. Large white flakes drifted earthward in the calm gray … Continue reading

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“River Bottom Buck”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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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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