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Old Green Tacklebox

Moving around some stuff in my shop the other day, I noticed my grandpa’s weathered green metal tacklebox quietly collecting dust on a shelf. Reaching over and picking it up, I couldn’t help but smile. Thirty years ago on a Saturday morning it could be found in the backseat of my Big Pa’s blue Oldsmobile,…

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Life Lessons From A Legend

Last year, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days at Clarks Hill Lake with bass fishing legend Hank Parker. As a child I spent many Saturday mornings glued to the television set watching Hank share fishing tips, many of which I still use to this day. Making the three hour or so…

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Buck Shaming A Real Shame

Be warned, some of y’all ain’t gonna like this one, but what I’m gonna say needs to be said. What in the name of Fred Bear has happened to the hunting community? As I scroll through Facebook looking at deer pics enjoying everyone’s success, one trend is becoming more and more common, and it’s not a…

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You Must Be Present To Win

“Hunting is a contest that you must be present to win.” Wise words from Stacy Frazier, a local taxidermist in my hometown. As a matter of fact, being present is the only way to win. I went to check a trail camera the other day and discovered I had some pictures of a nice deer…

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Not Your Typical Blogger

Call me behind the times, old fashioned, or out of the technology loop, but blogging really isn’t my thing. It feels good to get that off my chest. Now I will admit, at 33 I’m kind of an anomaly in the fact that I don’t own a home computer, my house doesn’t have a lick…

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