Cool Stuff – Hunting

The Buff

I really dislike shopping. It brings out the worst in me. I become cranky and fatigued within 5 minutes of entering a store. I find this is particularly the case when shopping for clothing. There are a few exceptions… but it usually involves bribing me with a muffin, or promising me that a cream puff is going to be at the center of the store we are going to. I […]

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Perfect Steelhead or Salmon

After our Arctic morning on the river, contending with Mother Nature’s bad, bad mood, we had lunch on the shore. This kind of shore lunch requires some acrobatics. It’s also a time to keep things really, really simple. Simple. Keep things simple. Okay? Simple. The first thing you’ll need is a sharp knife. Which I didn’t have. The second thing you’ll need is a flat surface on which to fillet […]

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Boys vs. Girls

First off, I’d like to point out that the location of my fishing trip keeps changing in my posts. Rather than go back and correct it, I figured I’d let my missteps dangle in the breeze for all the world to see. It was 5:30am and I was running on a green banana and acid coffee and I’d slept 4 hours and couldn’t feel my pinkies. Thank you for your […]

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A Big Boy

Can I just take a moment to say that I think it’s strange that fish eat their own eggs? Okay, I just wanted to put that out there. I feel better now. Actually, I’ve seen a lot of animals eat their own offspring. We might be one of the few animals that don’t. Just a lovely thought for a Tuesday morning. I can’t say that the fish were eagerly biting […]

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The Things I Do For Dinner

Good news! I found the one square mile of the country this past weekend where it was still snowing. Somewhere near Longview, Oregon, though I can’t be sure because it was 5:30am. And I had only slept 4 hours. It was right around this time that I asked myself, “Are you sane Georgia?” And since by asking this question I was in fact talking to myself, I decided that I […]

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Meet My New Friend

The first day of spring just passed which means acuppula things. 1. Turkey season has arrived. 2. I’m preparing a turkey brine for that elusive ol’ gobbler that is in my future. 3. I have a new friend. 4. I have a new friend. The timing of this couldn’t be more perfect because I really do need more friends. I officially declared a center-cut pork chop as my new best […]

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Giveaway!

I have a present for you. Well, for two of you. But I’m not sure which two. You are going to help me decide. You shall determine your own destiny! Ready? Okay, here we go… So many people have great recipes to share. I know this for a fact, because you share them with me often and I love them. Well, it’s high time we spread the love, don’t you […]

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Deer Hunting VIII: Whiskey in a Deer Stand

I thought it would be appropriate to conclude my Delta Deer Hunt series with one of the more amusing bits from the weekend. When you get a few good guitar players in the room, and pair them with a few people who can wax philosophically on just about any topic, good things start to happen–good and highlyentertaining things. Now I don’t want to embarrass them, so I’m going to give […]

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Blues Where It Was Born

Because it’s Wednesday… Because some days you need a little blues… Because today I do… Because I just made some barbecue sauce and it made me remember… Because there is nothing more badass than a really good blues band playing live during a dove hunt… Because. I thought I’d share a little video clip with ya. These guys were playing last time I went dove hunting. They were awe inspiring. […]

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Cigars and Scotch

I’m not a man. I just play one on the Internets. That being said, I am mildly obsessed with good whiskey. And now good cigars. But maybe just cigars because you don’t have to inhale. And I have no idea how to inhale. I have no future as a chain smoker. I’ve tried and failed a time or two. I look like a dorky awkward kid coughing and red faced. […]

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