For a hunter, the first day of a season is a noteworthy event. It is the day memories are born, nostalgia finds foundation and the fuel for a passion to hunt ignites a desire to hunt.
There are moments, and there are moments, and for this writer, offering my son the challenge of walking out of the woods alone was as much a test of his comfort level as it was encouraging his independence.
I watch. The trail is empty. The leaves are falling. The wind is playing, and her ponytails are bouncing, and I am still and I watch.
The purpose of scouting is that of survival, as bringing bounty to the table would require knowledge of where game might be found.
Standing in line at the funeral home, I thought about how what became a conversation about hunting and the outdoors eventually changed trajectory and became a conversation about life and living life, and the outdoors allowed this to occur naturally.
UNC football coach Larry Fedora's pattern of secrecy left the program open to accusation of cover-up when something far more serious came along.
There are compelling reasons for wanting to write and capture a scene that captured an emotion or attentiveness to the outdoors.
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There are nuts and bolts to tighten and sights to bring true and new hands are learning new ways, and sometimes mistakes teach the best lessons.
Columnist Jason Hawkins has plenty that he wants to do.