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Attacked by a Crocodile

Attacked by a Crocodile

“Africa’s a great place,” said our guide, sliding the safety back on his .375 H & H, “but don’t make any mistakes…” The rasping metallic whine of Christmas beetles saturated the hot, still air at midday of November 21st, 1976, the shrill sound blending with the...

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Purple Rats

Purple Rats

I'm an honest writer. Actually, I'm really honest for a writer. Especially an outdoor writer. I admit to missed shots, state when something works and when something doesn't, admit when I fail, and declare actual weights and measurements. If I write that I shot a 216...

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Fly Fishing is for Golfers

Fly Fishing is for Golfers

For years I was puzzled at the sporting development of the fly fisherman. They spring up wild it seems, like toadstools. At parties there they are-- phone out, amazing photos of gear, clothes, and scenery, nary a fish in sight. Then, just like that, they disappear. A...

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The Matagi Snow Hunters of Honshu

The Matagi Snow Hunters of Honshu

Screw pop sentiment. To hell with the politically correct. Japan’s Matagi snow hunters follow the philosophy of U.S. sage and spiritual leader Ricky Nelson. You can’t please everyone, so ya’ got to please yourself. Hunting the moon bear pleases the Matagi. Has since...

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I’ll Fetch My Own Damn Duck.

I’ll Fetch My Own Damn Duck.

I love labs, I honestly do. They’re beautiful, stately dogs that make wonderful pets and look great on the backs of t-shirts and pickups. Keep this in mind if you choose to read further. In the field, however, I never could make myself fall in love with them. For the...

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