Ruger's New American Rifle Bargain I was wrong. When I saw the new Ruger American rifle I thought it was a cheap step down for this venerable American rifle maker. But now I've shot the thing – and I'm impressed. Really impressed. In .30-06 … [Read more...] about Ruger’s New American Rifle a Winner
Over two-thirds of the thousands of kids on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list claim they would like to spend time outdoors with their mentor. Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors can help with that. PIO-OM is a non-profit organization that connects children with … [Read more...] about Save Wildlife, Hunting and Kids
As a human, I love house cats. As a hunter and wildlife lover, I hate them. We had dozens of cats during my childhood. Every farm did. They were our mousers. Many became front porch pets. I managed to sneak them into the house just often enough for one to hatch kittens on my … [Read more...] about Here Kitty Kitty Kitty
Not every outdoor photo is an artistic gem. But any photo can capture a personal treasure. Here my bird hunting partners, Cheyenne in the black and white fur coat and Alan in red, flush a splendid covey of late season gray partridge. Thirteen birds are in the air and the shooting … [Read more...] about Getting Up in the Uplands
This image of a hunter glassing the desert savannah of Namibia's central hochlands at Sney Rivier Lodge represents a near-miss photographically. I wisely placed a large object in the left edge and echoed it with the next big tree. This leads the eye through the picture and toward … [Read more...] about Missed Photo Op
Don’t blow it. As a rule most of us promise ourselves the best for a new year, then renege within a week or month. Running every day at 5 AM is too much of a challenge. Resisting those chocolate chip cookies is impossible. But getting outdoors more … [Read more...] about Another year. Another chance.
Killing endangered species doesn’t seem like a good idea, but it is if killing them saves the species. Okay, how can that make any sense? The scimitar-horned oryx, native to North Africa desert grasslands (which are becoming more desert than grass, thanks to human … [Read more...] about Activists Threaten Endangered Species
Summer can be stagnation season for many, particularly in hot, humid climates. Who even wants to sit outside when the air itself feels like a sopping dishcloth? Yet hunting fever is either smoldering or ready to burst into full flame for most of us. It's been a long … [Read more...] about Can you feel it?