Images from Gary Moultrie

If there’s a Venn Diagram that shows sets of deer hunters, tech geeks, and Microsoft Excel junkies, I would be one of the few people who rest in the center where all three sets overlap.  It should not surprise you that I’m sitting at my laptop tonight with my heart racing every time I hear […]

Devil’s Pie

This is a story that I’m hesitant to share.  It has owned a special place in my heart for five years.  A select few people know it.  It’s one of those “you had to be there” stories.  My brother, Andy, was there.  My friend/brother, Tyson, was also there. In 2013 we decided that starting deer […]

My Outdoor Fix

Every year I like to show respect to the people, blogs, websites, podcasts, etc. that help me keep my mind outdoors even when I can’t be there physically.  Let me start by saying, I’ve been a subscriber to Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Wisconsin Game & Fish for years.  In fact, yesterday I read […]

Deer Hunter’s Journal

Two years ago my brother Andy drew my name for Secret Santa.  He bought me multiple cool items from Filson, a fine outfitter based in his home city of Seattle.  Among the gifts were a field journal and pencil.  I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to do with the journal. […]

My Gun is On the Ground

My buddy Tyson paged me the other day and when I found a pay phone and called him back he said, “What’s up with the blog?  You said there would be more this year, but I haven’t seen anything in a while.”  He’s right.  We depart for Siren Best Western four weeks from today and […]

October 7

Autumn is my favorite time of year.  I have mentioned that one or a hundred times on this website.  In September the weather cools and the leaves start changing.  In late-September my thoughts turn to the Ahnapee River.  By late-October my mind is in my deer stand in Polk County.  Since I became a father […]

The Ahnapee Calls Again

I’ve spent years on various blogs writing about deer hunting.  If you’ve followed me at all you’ve read countless stories of my time in the northwoods chasing whitetails.  I also love bird hunting, and because my dad was an avid bird hunter, it’s really what I grew up around.  My dad has hunted deer as […]