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TAG : September/October 2014

Hunting Deer Put Meat in the Freezer

Although I have many fond memories of hunting deer in my home state of Michigan, I’d have to say the season of 1973 was the most extraordinary of them all.I had gone to a get-together with other hunters from the area the night before opening day of deer season, and I didn’t get home until ...

Granddaughter Cherished Homemade Cane Pole

One day in 1947, my Grandpa Hudson showed up at our house in his old truck and asked to take my sister and me fishing. Marilyn was 5 at the time, and I was 6; he wanted to teach us how to fish. So, we piled into Grandpa’s truck and headed to his favorite spot.Once there, Grandpa sat down ...

Stories of Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and fishing are good for the soul and the body. Both provide exercise and fresh air, and both can be relaxing. At the same time, providing food for your family also gives you a feeling of being self-sufficient. Knowing where your food came from, as well as saving money on groceries, ...

Mushroom Hunting Adventures

I grew up in rural, southern Ohio, where there exists a little-known, yet fanatical, culture of mushroom hunting. For a few short weeks every spring, avid devotees scan forest floors in search of what are called morels. These morels, called Hickory Chickens in Kentucky and Molly Moochers in ...

Man’s Fishing Gear Included Dog

Our friend's father would frequently gather his fishing gear and spend an afternoon at the lake. He was quite a fisherman. Whenever he went, his dog and faithful companion would accompany him. The dog loved to go on fishing trips, but would wander when he felt they had been there too long.One ...

An Ice Fishing Nightmare

It was winter of 1954. My husband, Chuck, was to get his discharge papers after serving two years in the United States Army. He was stationed in warm, sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Sandia Air Force Base. We lived off base, and I worked at Fogg's jewelry store in downtown Albuquerque. Since ...