Doodle Up

Doodle Up

  I knew Hunter had flushed a woodcock in the dense aspen woods off a trail I was hiking in Carlton County, Minnesota, last fall because I could hear the bird twittering away. Hunter, a leggy springer, would have none of this “flying off and escape” stuff and...
Watch: Partridge Country

Watch: Partridge Country

  “The will to go to a place where there are pa’tridge comes upon a man suddenly, inexplicably. It may happen in the midst of dense traffic. It may happen in the thick of a business conference. Your proper hunting man may have been quite complacent with the world...
A Return to Repke’s Farm

A Return to Repke’s Farm

  A little past noon, just off Douglas County’s Highway M, we rolled to a stop at the head of an old logging road. We were heading back to Repke’s Farm on the final evening of our annual Wisconsin grouse hunting camp. It would just be Gretchen, my German...
Watch: Bald Eagle v. Deer

Watch: Bald Eagle v. Deer

  Julie Smith of Wisconsin shot this literally once-in-a-lifetime video while enjoying the early morning of June 30. It first appeared on the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s website but has since been picked up by everyone from other newspapers to National...

Are We Living In the Good Old Days?

  Many of us have heard our grandfathers tell hunting stories about the good old days. I remember as a small child sitting at the foot of my grandpa’s recliner and looking up at him through a cloud of cigarette smoke while he talked about hunting trips from the...
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