A Christmas Buck

A Christmas Buck

  One Christmas I was to be at the ranch, and I made up my mind that I would try to get a good buck for our Christmas dinner; for I had not had much time to hunt that fall, and Christmas was almost upon us before we started to lay in our stock of winter meat. So...
A First Hunt, a Trophy Buck, and a Proud Dad

A First Hunt, a Trophy Buck, and a Proud Dad

  There were days when Jerame Hugunin doubted that his dream of taking his son deer hunting would ever materialize. Brayden, you see, was born with cerebral palsy and can’t walk or talk. Despite those disabilities, he knows what is going on around him and can...
One Snake, Three Deer

One Snake, Three Deer

  Burmese pythons are the scourge of the Florida Everglades, eating anything they can fit inside their cavernous jaws. They’re known to eat deer when the opportunity arises, but one invasive serpent has officially set a world record: three deer in its gut...
Bullies in Big Country

Bullies in Big Country

  We left our boots outside. That’s my first thought when my son wakes up, looks out the window of our camp trailer, and declares it’s Christmas. We hiked muddy trails yesterday, so we didn’t bring our boots in. It’s actually Labor Day weekend. We weren’t...
Who’s Afraid of the Great Outdoors?

Who’s Afraid of the Great Outdoors?

  In one of his recent op-ed columns in the New York Times, Thomas Friedman noted that Robert Macfarlane, in 2015 book, Landmarks, made the point that a recent edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary (aimed at 7-year-olds) no longer includes words such as...
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