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Gerald Scott
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I have no idea why my brain retrieved this decade-old memory, but my now late father-in-law’s Christmas wish list had included a pair of binoculars. To be honest, I thought it was an odd … more
It doesn’t matter all that much if a given opening day really is extremely significant–the November portion of the firearms deer season–or merely heralds the most likely day to be … more
I’ve never been able to repress a chuckle whenever I hear about a business that’s holding a “Grand Opening” months after it first opened its doors.  I'm not going to do … more
Helped in no small measure by people like me who make their living telling other people everything they need to know about whitetail deer–and a lot of things they don’t–conventional … more
I know I can sound like a broken record when it comes to tree stand safety, but I have good reason to take it personally. It happened years ago, but I still vividly remember hitting the ground at the … more
 I was introduced to archery when I was in Boy Scouts. I liked the sport well enough to buy a “kit” marketed by Ben Pearson that included a recurve bow, a half-dozen cedar arrows, a … more
When my daughter Susan and I had put the stand up in late July, I was confident that it would prove to be one of the most productive spots on the property. Then the week before the archery season … more
Under the circumstances, it was a legitimate question. My daughter and I had been setting up treestands, when I made the term “hand saw” overly literal by drawing one across the knuckle … more
Back in the early 1960s when I was learning the art and science of wingshooting, doves were one of the most common birds in my native Kansas. If purchased in case lots, “low brass” 12 … more
There are fishermen — a lot of them, actually — who greet the very idea of going fishing in the dead of night with a derisive, “I can catch all the fish I want in the … more
Far too many deer hunters think sighting in a center-fire rifle begins and ends with a single trip to a shooting range.  They fire (at most) three shots from whatever distance is … more
My first center-fire rifle was a government surplus .30/06 Springfield 03/A3. I paid $35 for it, postage included. I don’t know if it had ever been issued to a combat soldier, but it was in excellent condition. more
I assume I’m going to kill a deer every time I climb into a stand or begin a still hunt. more
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