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Triple, Triple

Triple, Triple

December 15th, I awoke in the back of my pickup to frost covering a surplus mil bivy keeping the starry night desert temps at bay.  I was tucked away in a secluded wash on New Mexico State Land, a small square among a sea of Bureau of Land Management ground...

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Out of One Cave and Into Another

Out of One Cave and Into Another

A few years ago, archaeologists happened upon what appears to be the earliest cave paintings to date. There are a plethora of online articles and YouTube videos documenting the find of the near 44,000 year-old artwork and describe it as a reflection of...

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First Boat

First Boat

I bought my first boat in the aftermath of the Great Recession. It was 2010, and most of the world (and certainly my immediate vicinity) was generally puckered and lame from three years of continuous economic thrashing. That being said, it was no great shock to find...

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Lockdown: A Hunting Guide’s Reality

Lockdown: A Hunting Guide’s Reality

As a young man, my career plans and life goals were ill-defined to say the least. So, I chose to follow my passions for the outdoors, fishing, and helping others in my early 20’s which continuously opened doors of opportunity. When those doors were slammed shut due a...

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Of Hunting and Writing and Truth

Of Hunting and Writing and Truth

Hunting, like writing, has a way to do it and also a right way to do it. I don’t claim to be a professional writer, nor an expert hunter. I am a novice in both regards, but can’t escape an inherited appreciation for those that do either with dedication and resolve....

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A Brace from the Gods

A Brace from the Gods

Outdoor folk are often prone to live in a world of mythological fantasy. The magical rod and reel combo, the immortal rifle and shotgun, or the most protective and powerful apparel become the subjects of their own hunting and fishing tales. Nowhere is this truth more...

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