Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 27, 2013

The sound had an immediate and paralyzing effect.  A sound that could be fairly described as a roar, or perhaps a noise more akin to that of a huge and heavy canvas being rent in twain by some unseen force of nature.  As it turned out, the latter would be a more apt description with the sky providing the ‘canvas’ and the ’unseen force of nature’...

Is Anyone in There?

Is Anyone in There?

Nov 23, 2013

  A couple more steps, and I would have had this six-pointer inside the blind with me.  I’m experimenting with a new deer call.  I switched to a Primos last week, and have been having some really good responses from smaller bucks.  [I'd love try it out on some big bucks too, but can't seem to locate one!]  Anyway, the Primos call has a little...

Tennessee Traveler

Tennessee Traveler

Nov 19, 2013

  Food For Thought — A native of Joice, Iowa, Ben Anderson grew up hunting the woodlands and fields surrounding Worth County’s Rice Lake.  Currently serving as a pastor in Nashville, Tennessee, Ben has lived in The South for more than a decade now.  Recently on vacation, Ben made a return visit to Northern Iowa last week to enjoy four days of...

Veterans Day 2013 Snow vs. the “Storm of the Century” – Armistice Day 1940

Veterans Day 2013 Snow vs. the “Storm of the Century” – Armistice Day 1940

Nov 14, 2013

      Armistice Day Snowstorm – Nov. 11, 2013 It may not have been the storm of the century, but the Armistice Day snowstorm of 2013 will certainly do until a better one comes along.  The weather predictions for November 11 called for 25 mph NNW winds, steadily falling temperatures throughout the day, and a good chance of some light snow...

Legends of the Fall

Legends of the Fall

Nov 6, 2013

  For Iowa archery enthusiasts, November is a time like no other.  For the hunter, the season’s finest opportunities are at hand.  For white-tailed deer, the annual rut is gaining momentum.  Restless, edgy and itching for a scrap, mature bucks are on the prowl.   The same giant stags that have remained totally nocturnal, and therefore invisible, for...