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Three Days In April

27 Jun


It has become tradition in my family to take part in the second portion of the Iowa turkey hunting season every year. For three days, my wife and I chase these “kings of spring” around the Iowa landscape. Going on for 6 years now,  we have been on both sides of Mother Nature’s good graces, […]

2016 Goals

16 Feb


I have been doing a lot of reflecting about the past lately, especially past hunting seasons. What did I do right, what did I do wrong, and what could I have done differently to reach the goals I set for myself before the season starts. This gave me an idea… what are your hunting and […]

Something So Simple…

11 Feb


For those people who really know me, and have known me for a good amount of time, know that I am as laid back as it gets. They also know that I don’t get mad very often and am able to brush off just about anything. Maybe it’s my lack of sleep, or the fact […]

Knock Knock Hunt

4 Feb


I don’t want to sound greedy, but you can never have enough hunting property. I found that out the hard way this year. Between logging and hunting pressure, I used every piece of property I had access to this season, and I still felt like my hunts were being interrupted or I was wasting my […]

Huntin’ Truck

6 May

This GMC Sonoma has been a huge part of my life the past 10 years.

  I love my truck. Like a loyal woman she has never failed me. If she had a name it would probably be something like Rhonda or Barb. And although time has taken its toll on her, she remains a crucial part of my yearly whitetail endeavor. Since I purchased her in 2005 I have […]

Becoming A Better Predator

25 Mar


The first time I met our guest writer we were the worst of enemies staring across the line of scrimmage at each other in what was one of the all-time greatest athletic rivalries in the history of history. Now Matt Doughty is keeping the people of Des Moines, IA in tip-top shape. During a conversation we had […]

Things That Piss Me Off

17 Feb


While you read this please think of things that piss you off then comment below! Whether it’s because of something I did or the actions of someone else, it seems that several times a year I get pissed off due to things not going as planned. Honestly, the only time I get mad is on […]

Hunting Survey Results

10 Feb

Broad heads

Last week I asked you to take part in a short survey about what bow brand, camo brand, tree stand brand, and broadhead style you use. Below are the results from 90 individuals who took the survey. What does it all mean? I’m really not sure, but for some reason I find these statics interesting […]


4 Feb

Dolla dolla bills y'all!

Cash Rules Everything Around Me The above phrase became somewhat popular in the 90’s by a rap group that called themselves The Wu-Tang Clan. So what the hell does a Wu-Tang Clan song have to do with hunting you ask? Nothing! But I’ll answer that question with another question. How much money did you spend […]

Flipping The Switch

26 Jan


I can’t remember the exact day and time the switch was flipped, but I do know the year. It was 2006 and I had just moved back to Iowa after living in Alabama and Georgia over the past year and a half. I had always been an outdoors kind of guy, camping, hunting, fishing… but […]

Now What?

13 Jan

Shed Hunting

For the second year in a row I am forced to eat Tag Soup. It’s not the first time I’ve eaten it, and it won’t be the last. Some years it tastes bland, while other years it taste like shit. This year was wasn’t the worst season I’ve ever had, nor was it the best. […]

Luck vs. Skill

1 Oct

Johnny Utah

I guess this is me complaining… We have all heard stories of the 13 year old kid who goes out on their first bow hunt and kills a giant. Or the story of the first time hunter who knows absolutely nothing about deer and their first time on public land shoots a booner. Honestly, these […]

Gear – Part 3: Accessorize

16 Jul

The better to see you with.

I have an entire tote of “hunting stuff” in my garage of gear that I don’t even use anymore… unopened earth scented wafers, giant bow hooks, throwback camo, old calls, and contraptions that I don’t even know what they are used for. As time goes on and I continue to grow as a hunter the […]

Turkey Murder in Iowa – Part 2

27 Apr

Some day it will be Ava’s turn. But first things first… potty training

  Now that Sara was tagged out I was going to run a solo mission Easter morning. There’s no better way to celebrate the life of Christ but by enjoying nature. It was warmer than the two previous mornings. I can’t remember the last turkey season with no rain. It seems in the past that […]

Turkey Murder in Iowa – Part 1

23 Apr

  The walk to the blind Friday morning was easier than other years, the moon was extra bright so I didn’t even need to use my headlight. On the walk in I bumped two birds from the roost, but, for some reason I didn’t care. I made it to the blind I had set up […]

Turkey Prep

17 Apr


  Getting excited to spend time in the woods with my wife chasing some Iowa gobblers. I’m only packing the bare necessities. Click, click… boom!

Till Death Do Us Part

29 Mar

Doubling up on some Iowa turkeys.

  Three years ago this April was the first time I took my wife turkey hunting. Now that I look back at it I can laugh, but as her first turkey season was unfolding I was sure it was going to end in divorce. Weather plays an important role when trying to locate and kill […]