The Hunting Artists

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by Dan Simmons – While sitting at my desk, having just returned from a Colorado elk hunt, and eating a plate of elk track stew, I was reflecting on great wildlife artists and hunters. Yes the elk won this time. It was, however, a great hunt, even though it didn’t help fill the freezer. The … Read more

Going to Places Less Hunted

by Dan Simmons –  Our recent experiences with Covid have caused many disruptions in public events and travel. Outdoor Conventions and banquets are no exception, but the conventions and banquets are back and scheduled for 2022. I look forward to visiting with old friends and making new ones this year. The hunting season has begun … Read more

It’s Time to Get Ready

by Dan Simmons –  Our recent experiences with Covid have caused many disruptions in public events and travel. Outdoor Conventions and banquets are no exception, but the conventions and banquets are back and scheduled for 2022. I look forward to visiting with old friends and making new ones this year. You have a hunting tag, … Read more

One Tough Grandma

by Dan Simmons – Violet Simmons finally drew a California Sheep tag in Northern, Nevada and allowed me to accompany her as camp cook. It all started twenty-three years ago; that’s when she first started applying for the coveted tag.  You can imagine, then, that she was a little excited when she got the news … Read more

Tradition Lives on a Georgia Plantation Hunt

by Dan Simmons – Stump holes, tangles, and briar patches It was an afternoon of dogs coursing and pointing, hunters shooting and occasionally a bird falling.  I’ve done a fair bit of dove, western quail, and pheasant hunting, but these coveys of Bobwhite Quail bust from the bush at warp speed and thunder in all … Read more

The Longstreet Posse – A Family Affair

by Dan Simmons – The opening day of dove season was one of the best I’ve seen in years.  The population’s numbers are up, small pools of rainwater were still available and the weather cooperated. This year’s trip really started last June in the High Sierras, while at Andy Oldfield’s Boulder Lodge, on June Lake.  … Read more