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Careful Where You Point That Thing, Dumbass

Careful Where You Point That Thing, Dumbass

Just because your gun is in a case, doesn’t mean it cannot discharge and shoot someone in the leg, in the face, in the shoulder or in the balls. So many times, I’ve see someone walking around with a gun in a case, whether that’s a soft carry case, or a hard shell plastic one… and they’re very casual about the direction of its muzzle. Yes, we assume that a gun in a case is unloaded, but whatever happened to [Read More]

Always Carry a Headlamp

Always Carry a Headlamp

I remember back “in the old days”… um, like about 20 years ago, always carrying a bulky flashlight into the woods. I also can recall one dumbass move I made where I was gutting a deer in the dark and I had the flashlight under my arm, trying to aim it enough so I could see what the hell I was doing. Well, of course, I cut myself! Hence the word, “dumbass” above. The headlamp is the coolest and ruggedest [Read More]

Be Careful… We’re Watching You!

Be Careful We’re Watching You

“Not sure if this is a wolf or a coyote, but I’m leaning toward coyote. This guy looks very hungry just like “Wile E. Coyote,” who was always chasing the Roadrunner.” Many hunters use trail cameras these days. I never used to bother with them and I would half- jokingly say that using one is “cheating.” Then, one season I gave it a whirl… after that, I no longer considered it to be “cheating.” I then began to describe a [Read More]

Teeth!

teeth

“Northern pike have wicked teeth and they like big meals!” If you have little to no experience fishing for northern pike, especially, those big bastards we have up in Canada, here is your warning – these fish have teeth like sharks. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch, but not by much. They do have teeth like an alligator though and that’s why we frost-bitten Canadian boys call them “Gators.” In the picture, you see another fish – [Read More]

Cutting Boards

Cutting Boards

In keeping with the same principle as buying good knives, buy good quality cutting boards too.  The rule of thumb is the thicker, the better.  Thin ones tend to warp after a while.  Of course, I’m talking about wooden boards here. I almost never see good quality cutting boards in home kitchens that I visit.  Most are too small and too thin.  Spend a few bucks and get good boards, at least one.   And, buy those little rubber feet that [Read More]

PFD Usage for Guides and Guests

PFD Usage for Guides and Guests

Let’s get right to the point. The worst thing that could possibly happen while you are guiding is one of your guests gets injured or killed. That’s right, I said killed. Don’t sluff it off, it happens. Drowning is more common than you might think and in nearly all cases the victims were found not wearing a personal floatation device or “PFD.” In the old days we called them life jackets. Call it what you like, it’s a device that [Read More]

Waders or Rubber Boots

Waders or Rubber Boots

I still can’t believe that when I was kid, I used to get into a canoe or small boat wearing a pair of hip boots or chest waders and no floatation vest! Then I’d paddle off into the swamp, shotgun in hand, to look for ducks or to get to my duck blind. If I ever ended up in the water, how in the hell would I ever swim with my boots full of water? I’d sink fast! When my [Read More]

Simple Cinnamon Rolls

Simple Cinnamon Rolls

When we hear “cinnamon rolls,” we often think about those huge, super sticky, super friggin’ awesome cinnamon rolls that are about the size of your goddam head. I make them too sometimes, but if you want to make something smaller, easier and faster and… a little different, make some pie dough and roll it out thinly. Then, spread butter on the whole thing… then, brown sugar and finally, cinnamon. Don’t use too much butter though because it’ll leak out in [Read More]

Silhouette Decoys

Silhouette Decoys

If you’ve been hunting ducks and geese for quite a few years, you can stop reading right now. But, if you’re new to the sport, or thinking about getting into it, you’ve likely been thinking about what type of decoys to buy. After all, hunting waterfowl over decoys is a great way to fill your bag limit. And, your dinner table! There are so many types, styles and brands of duck and goose decoys these days, so do some research. [Read More]

Fly Fishing for Beginners

Fly Fishing for Beginners

Yes, I know… one could read a whole book on this subject. But, I have a quick suggestion if you are thinking about trying fly fishing for the first time. Or, if you’ve already tried fly fishing for trout in a creek or river and had a hell of a time getting hooked up and tangled in trees, branches or on the bank. Smallmouth bass will take a fly almost any time. I caught my first “fly rod fish” when [Read More]