Posts filed under: Sacred Hunter

Twenty years ago, I was 41 years old. My experience as a professional waterfowl guide was at its zenith. I had wealthy clients from big cities and fancy gun clubs...
It is dusk on a glorious October evening. I am sitting quietly in my tree stand 15 feet above a well-worn deer trail. When I was younger, I would breathe...
Occasionally, in a hunter’s life there presents an opportunity to share the outdoor knowledge accumulated over the years with a young mind willing to learn about the natural world and...
I am sitting under a bright red tent at Shelburne Shipyard during the LCI Derby held over Father’s Day weekend. A very gentle breeze is blowing around the southern point...
The current pandemic has changed a lot of our daily interactions and caused us to take a closer look at what really matters. When the population of our country is...
I watched him marching across the back field, chest puffed up like a proud warrior returning from a victorious battle. His long wings dragged on both sides, and he strutted...
Right now, our world is struggling with the unknown. We have not faced more uncertainty, fear, anxiety and concern for humanity in many generations. Our faith is being tested like...
The last week of February and the first two weeks of March are one of my favorite times in winter. The days are growing longer, the sun is higher in...
The old muzzleloader has been put back into the gun cabinet. Unfired for another year. There is a wave of sadness that I couldn’t bring a deer home this year. But...
A cold north wind blows through the curtains of the bedroom. I pull the duvet quilt up a little tighter around my shoulders and wiggle back into my warm cocoon....
As September slips away, summer releases its warm grip. Days begin to cool off, and the Canada geese fly with joy for their migration. Gray squirrels scamper across the forest...
August is a month of abundance and preparation. Gardens are bursting with red ripe tomatoes, large leaf basil, squash and beans. Chili peppers are exploding on the bushes in green,...
Now in its seventh season, the Diamond Island Regatta, hosted by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina, will once again attract many of the fastest boats...
For an outdoorsman, August can be a bit of a challenge. The lake is usually lower than the rest of the year, and the temperature of the water is only...
For many traditional outdoorsmen and women July can be a month of relaxing and enjoying summer’s bounty. But for some of us who are truly dedicated wildlife lovers, we want...
The intrinsic values of fly fishing and fine art are intertwined to depths unimaginable to the untrained eye. The rhythm of motion in a perfectly thrown cast and the fluid...
I woke up late, exhausted by another week of slogging through the mire as a slave of commerce. My heart and my mind were already in the woods, but my...
Even us whacky ice fishermen who love the cold barren environment on the frozen lake, share a certain affinity for the second Saturday in April. Known in some circles as...
Come join the party! All are welcome—just make sure you have your fishing license! ...
Indulge me for a moment and allow me to write about the same topic as last month. I am obsessed. It started off innocuously, like a mere sniffle at the...