Posts filed under: Sacred Hunter

As we drift through the last Dog Days of Summer, my attention turns to preparations. And Squirrel Season. There is wood to be stacked, elderberries to be picked and processed...
Lately life has been offering me so many opportunities to learn how to be present and embrace the great variety that it offers. I have been blessed to have found...
Sometimes, when life is particularly challenging and I feel consumed by troubles—bills to pay, family squabbles, an illness with my loved ones, the loss of a job or comparing myself...
My old Toyota truck rolls merrily down the highway on a late afternoon. The sun is shining brightly. The temperature is at a perfect setting—no one complains that it is...
My wife and I attended a film festival in Middlebury recently. It was the 10th Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour on Friday the 13th. For almost a decade now I...
Tonight I am packing my dark-green duffle bag and my backpack with all of my favorite toys: duck and goose calls, turkey box calls, slate calls, turkey wing bone calls,...
Like the dog in John Irving’s Hotel New Hampshire named “Sorrow” who follows his protagonists, I have learned, having had to put several dogs to sleep, “Sorrow” follows us for...
Some people say we’re due for a January thaw. As I write this, the temperature outside is -3 and the wind chill is -20. The night sky has finally opened...
Thanksgiving means a lot of things to a lot of people. For most of us it’s about family and expressing gratitude for our blessings. For some those blessings are simply...
The space between duck and deer season leaves me wanting to wrap myself up in a cozy blanket in front of the outdoor fire pit, sipping a glass of merlot...
My duck-hunting partner, John, hunkers down in the corner of the blind, savoring a cup of hot espresso from his aged thermos. I can smell the sweet smoky fragrance, and...
Bradley Carleton describes his love of duck hunting and the sacred nature of the sport...
Bradley Carleton is executive director of Sacred Hunter.org, a nonprofit that seeks to educate the public on the spiritual connection of man to nature and raises funds for Traditions Outdoor...
Bradley Carleton, Contributor The garden is in and the first sprouts of radishes have poked their curious green leaves out of the fertile soil. Tonight my wife, Katie, and I will...
Bradley Carleton, Contributor I once knew a man who introduced me to myself. His name was Tony. He owned a buffalo farm here in Charlotte and a chain of some of...
Bradley Carleton, Contributor It’s human instinct to take advantage of things in life that help nurture, sustain, enrich or simplify our lives. There are so many ways of taking advantage that...
Bradley Carleton, Contributor It’s the time of year that many of us examine our balance sheets and seeks to claim losses to offset our gains that we’ve seen in the last...
Bradley Carleton | Contributor Ice fishing is not just for rednecks anymore. Put away those stereotypes of tobacco chewing, cussing, Bud-swilling archetypes and take another look at this traditional winter...