Fort Apache

Angus came down after a torrential overnight rain to finish off what needed finishing off.   I want to start off by acknowleding his hard work and sacrifice this summer and fall.  We’ve nearly gotten the pre-season do-list done.   Moose, SuperCore and Moose’s friends have all helped out as they could.  However, Angus has gone the … Continue reading

Burning the Burn Pile with Dragon’s Breath

We’ve been building burn pile for about the past 5 years or so. Really and truly, it all started back in 2006 when we burned there the last time. However, about 5 years ago we started hauling more debris in. Mostly it was cedar trees and  the stuff we have to keep cutting down around … Continue reading

LazyBoy is Up!

This all started about 5 years ago.  I was looking for a place for #3 son, Angus to have his first solo deer hunt.  Angus did not want to bother with a treestand, and we had bumped into this spot while out squirrel hunting.  For the last few years, Angus has hunted from here using … Continue reading

The Tower at Hollywood

Over the past few weekends, we’ve been working on new stands. One of them, was far enough along that I trucked it out to its new position. Hollywood is a tower blind built with the Elevators bracket system. I’ve had these brackets for almost a decade. They were originally meant for the blind at Midway, … Continue reading

Deer Camp — Maintenance Weekend

I’ve been busy since July. However, I did not have all that much to show for it. Finally, I’ve got something meaningful to report. This weekend was the first of a series of maintenance weekends at Camp. Some of it was long overdue. The first project was the Jagende hutte. I built this blind back … Continue reading

Deer Camp 2016 Officially Opens

As the  patriarch of the Hole in The End of the Stump  Deer Camp, I officially declare this camp open.  Let all Cervids be warned. He that outlives this day and comes safe home will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d, and point a finger at his mounted antlers saying ‘These wounds! These … Continue reading

The Shamanic Rig, a new holster idea

A couple of years ago I got word that the coyotes in our neighborhood had gotten bolder and potentially more dangerous. One actually made a pass at a neighbor, as he walked between sheds in his immediate curtilage. In response, I issued a new standing order that our folks would walk about armed. It led … Continue reading

Deer Camp 2015 — Ineff is Ineff

0630 ET Although it is still dark, it in a little while it will be light enough to hunt. I still have a tag. The end of season is over ten hours away. Why am I back in town? Why are the rifles already back on the rack? Why has the shaman stopped hunting? Look, … Continue reading