Category Archives: Safety

Not Worth the Risk

Thursday, 3 November 1763 Quick glances proved fruitless. Somewhere overhead little claws scratched bark. A different fox squirrel chattered in a distant slender oak. A yellow poplar leaf whip-sawed earthward. Gnats flitted about. The air smelled warm, damp and fall-like. … Continue reading

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“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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