Interest Rekindled in Home-Curing Ham and Sausage Making I spent a good bit of time this past week at the annual Dallas Safari Club Convention (DSC) in Dallas. A walk down any of the many isles at the convention is proof positive that the passion for the outdoors is alive and well. At the beginning of each New Year, for many years, I have attended the convention and visited with many friends, and each year I make new ones. I look at the … [Read more] about Interest Rekindled in Home-Curing Ham and Sausage Making
What better way to begin the new year than with plenty of fresh wild pork chilling, some reserved for making smoked summer sausage and some already rubbed with sugar cure and in the process of becoming ham! For those of you that have been reading my weekly … [Read more] about New Year’s Hog
I, like many of you I’m sure, have a great deal of fond memories of time spent in the outdoors during the past year. In retrospect, the entire year blends into a blur of great times hunting, fishing and generally enjoying God’s creation but what I remember … [Read more] about Looking Back On A Year In The Outdoors
FUN in the OUTDOORS with GOOD FRIENDS Last summer, a few friends from Texas and I went “up north” to Saskatchewan to fish for walleye, pike and lake trout with Bryce Liddell, who owns and operates a fly in fishing camp on a remote lake. We became instant … [Read more] about FUN in the OUTDOORS with GOOD FRIENDS
DEER HUNTING… WITH A CAMERA I recently had the opportunity to spend a day in the woods “hunting” deer and I didn’t fire a shot with my rifle or bow. I was using my trusty Nikon camera to capture some images of whitetail bucks with noted wildlife … [Read more] about DEER HUNTING… WITH A CAMERA
SEEING THE OUTDOORS IN A NEW LIGHT! Since our visit last week, it has been quiet around the Clayton camp, abnormally quiet for this time of year! Normally, I’m bouncing all around the state/country in pursuit of whitetails during the best time of the year to … [Read more] about SEEING THE OUTDOORS IN A NEW LIGHT!
So far, this has been an awesome year in Texas for harvesting trophy class white tail bucks. Today, a buck that makes the Boone and Crockett book with the minimum score of 170 BC has become almost commonplace, especially on well managed ranches, many of which … [Read more] about Deer Hunting Has Changed Through The Years
Those of us that hunt and fish and love spending time in the outdoors can be a bit difficult to shop for. For a bit over a quarter-century, I have written my annual “Christmas Gifts” column where I highlight some gifts sure to please most any outdoor person. … [Read more] about Christmas Gifts For The Sportsman
Have you ever had a “long distance” phone friendship with folks that had already become friends but you just had yet to meet them? In my lengthy career as an outdoors writer, this has happened on several occasions; most recently up in northern New Mexico with … [Read more] about Mule Deer in the Land of Enchantment
Big Bore air rifles for hunting deer? Very possibly! A few years ago, in Waco at an outdoor show, I was first exposed to the power of modern day air rifles. Airforce Airguns had a booth set up and were allowing visitors to test fire their Condor, a PCP style … [Read more] about Big Bore air rifles for hunting deer? Very possibly!