It's easy to forget in this era of purse pups, but... The story of the relationship between Man and Dog is a tale that predates agriculture. Nobody knows exactly when it happened, because it happened before written language, but at some point Homo sapiens sapiens made common cause with the precursors to today’s modern dog breeds...and that common cause was hunting. In the 21st … [Read more...] about That Dog Will Hunt (No, Really!)
Anyone who has spent enough time in the outdoors shooting, hunting, or fishing will recognize that moment when you watch an utter neophyte, someone brand-new to the sport, just stroll on in and hook the biggest fish, shoot the biggest buck, or take home grand prize in the whole shootin' match. Growl as we will about "beginner's luck," it's always a pleasure to see a newbie get … [Read more...] about First-Time Hunter Wins Rocky Mountain Goat Tag, My Undying Envy
It's time to get serious with these things! Although we here at GGD have run a couple of quizzes so far--including one that will tell you which pocket pistol you are, and one that will let you know which home-defense shotgun you are, it's been brought to my attention that some people think my quizzes are a little unscientific. I'll have you know that, in fact, I have an entire … [Read more...] about Quiz Time! Which Hunting Rifle Are You?
For every hunting story you've read, there was at least one other one the writer couldn't tell you... I've been an outdoor writer for a while, but before that I was a reader: I used to marvel at the glossy hunting magazines, the writers' tales of derring-do in the face of rotten weather and tricky critters. Now that I've been behind the scenes and seen how the sausage is made, … [Read more...] about Secrets of an Outdoor Writer: Rednecks Have More Fun
I'm not ashamed to admit I'd pebble my pants if any of these things happened to me... A few months ago, we ran an article about the freakiest stuff that hunters see in the wilderness, and I’m not ashamed to admit that many of the things I read while researching that one returned to remind me of themselves later, in the predawn darkness of my turkey blind. A month after that, … [Read more...] about 5 Freakiest Things Campers See in the Woods