A Simple Semi-Auto Trick

Yesterday, my husband grabbed one of his Glock pistols and polished the feeding ramp on it. I didn’t think much of it but after getting my Kimber 45 out to clean it I realized that it too could use a little TLC. This polishing is very simple and will theoretically help prevent feeding problems as…

Hunter Judgment

I am a Christian. That may cause hatred, love or indifference in those who read it but no matter your stance on Christianity I think we can all agree that we have a bad reputation for being judgmental. It has been well earned, but strangely I have felt those same condescending looks come from a…

Trapping Days

After being cooped up inside for much of the past few weeks, the fresh crisp air was welcomed into my lungs with an eagerness not unlike that of the hunger of a suckling newborn calf. When you are away from it you don’t notice how much you are missing it but when that first deep…

When the Work Begins

Hunting has taken me to some of the most beautiful moments in my life. It also brings with it the necessity of a spirit unwavered by less than beautiful tasks. I love the diversity of this passion. After a hunt that ends with quarry on the ground, a new set of skills is needed as…

Hunters Do Laundry Too.

I am a mom after all and as such I find myself doing laundry on occasion. Ok a lot. All the time. I guess my washer and dryer are always occupied, lets just put it that way. Muddy laundry, bloody camo laundry and kid laundry (the horror). Laundry soap is expensive these days along with…

Skull Stew

If you have a weak stomach, do yourself a favor and read something else. Proceed at your own risk. It isn’t really that bad but any topic revolving around brains, eyeballs and teeth can cause some queasiness in folks. It is that time of year again. Time to get those skulls ready for the wall…

Freezer Overflow

Perhaps this is not an issue you deal with personally. My husband and I are mostly meat hunters and are not going to burn a tag during hunting season just because the antlers were smaller than the Jones’. That mindset does however produce a vast supply of wild game meat and even though we have…

Passing the Torch

It was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up nor did I want to. My Dad spends two weeks at his Idaho archery elk camp with his buddies but I only had one day available to go up and soak in some of the camaraderie and fresh cedar air. So I went. I took my…

Gerber Hunting Prep…What???

Never in my life did I imagine that my hunting season preparations would ever include the activities I found myself in today. However without a pump and some sterilized baby bottles my hunting season would be non existent this year! The time I am putting in today is an investment that will enable me to…

Java…Joe…Just a Good Ol’ Cup of Coffee

Mmm. Coffee. Yes I am one of the many Americans who could be labeled, ” Addicted ” to coffee. The cup sitting next to me is a swirling, steaming, motivating, beautiful cup of Joe made for me, with love, by my Dad. Today we are going shooting. My husband and I brought some guns to…

Fall

It’s coming. I stood out on my deck this afternoon just to let the wind whip my hair, to listen to it harassing the trees and I could sense it. As it tantalized my nose with the scent of sweet, warm rain I could smell it. When the rain began trickling down my arms and…

Testing the Waters

It is a new season in life for me in many ways. Not only do I have a new baby but I recently got married and moved to Montana. It is also a new hunting season but not just any hunting season…it is my first hunting season in my new home state. I left behind…