I greatly enjoy writing about firearms, hunting and the great outdoors. These articles are some of my favorites.

Online Articles and Stories - North American Hunting

Laramie Lion

A final push through low-hanging branches provided us access into a glade that contained the baying hounds and the distant shape of the first Mountain

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Plenty of Pronghorn – Part 1

Fifty years ago, Jack O’Connor published a story in Outdoor Life magazine in which he recounted a tale of overconfidence, bad weather and missed opportunities. 

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Plenty of Pronghorn – Part 2

The first morning of our hunt dawned crisp and clear, and with the pit-of-the-stomach excitement that feels at once so good and yet so worrying. 

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Online Articles and Stories - African Hunting

Job Failure

You had one job, just one job!” hissed Arnold.  I suspect I looked a bit embarrassed, but apparently not enough for my young PH’s taste,

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Duiker Love Whistle

On a recent Safari to South Africa’s Eastern Cape, I was introduced to a hunting technique reflecting an unusual skill of my Blaauwkrantz Safaris PH,

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Online Articles and Stories - Reminiscences

Mama’s Cat

I couldn’t believe it. I had a bobcat, a predator trophy I never expected. It was so much more of a success than 10 coyotes

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Freezing for Fun, Part 1

As we pulled out of the driveway in Lubbock, Texas, the ice pellets started rattling off the windshield of the station wagon and the north

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Freezing for Fun, The Reward

Author (Far left) and Robert Baker (Far right) with two of his Golden Retrievers, flank two other students in front of that day’s game Even

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Dove Tales – Part 1

In my mind dove season in West Texas is a September sport. It could involve some cool evenings, but more often than not I sweated

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Dove Tales – Part 2

As typical of the hunts that went on at this favorite site, I remember one that occurred when I was eight years old. We chose

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Squirrel Rain

As I considered the soggy dawn, I reminded myself that the rain was melting the ice. My morning had not begun well. I took an

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The Quail – Chapter 1

He bent double and pushed down the next to the bottom strand of barbed-wire. As he did so, he used his free hand to lift

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The Quail – Chapter 2

His next five steps brought him to a brush pile made up mostly of mesquite and willow branches. For old times’ sake, he rested one

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Dreams of Small Boys

Growing up reading the wonderful books on hunting in Africa, I dreamed of shooting an ‘elephant rifle’. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Verney-Carron, Blaser

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Doves 1 : Hunters 0

Though we saw our quarry in the distance, today the Mourning Doves were victorious. But, then again, we hunters won by just being in the

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Inside Box #1

A boyhood dream, generated by exposure to the books of Taylor, Ruark, Roosevelt and Hunter, was to go on an African Safari. This dream was

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Doves 1 : Hunters 0

Though we saw our quarry in the distance, today the Mourning Doves were victorious. But, then again, we hunters won by just being in the

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Published Articles - Print Magazines

  • THE WILDEST OF DREAMS – Hunting my First Leopard in Kaokoland. 2021. Sports Afield.
  • Hunting and Conservation in Africa During a Pandemic: A Conversation with Namibian Outfitter Jamy Traut. 2021. Hunter’s Horn, Spring, pp. 000-000.
  • Was it a Unihorn? 2020. African Hunting Gazette, Volume 26(2), pp. 70-71, 73-77.
  • Mark Haldane: Professional Hunter and Conservationist. 2020. Hunter’s Horn, Fall, pp. 78-83.
  • Steady as she goes – the Stukeys Shooting Bench. 2020. Australian Hunter, Volume 74, pp. 73-75.
  • Ivan Carter: Conservation is not Theoretical. 2020. Hunter’s Horn, Summer, pp. 22-25
  • A Day Well Spent. 2020. Hunter’s Horn, Spring, pp. 62-65.
  • My Dad’s Elk. American Outdoorsman. Fall 2019, Cover and pp. 6-12.
  • The Strangest Client. 2019. Africa’s Sportsman Magazine, July/August/September 98-101.
  • Small Sizes Count! 2019. African Hunting Gazette, Volume 24(4), pp. 72-73, 75-77, 79.
  • Leica Moment. 2019. Africa’s Sportsman Magazine, April/May/June, p. 68.
  • Posting Isn’t Just for Mail. 2019. Australian Hunter. Volume 68, pg. 62.
  • Laramie Lion. 2019. American Outdoorsman. Winter Issue pp. 68-70, 72-77.
  • Blaser R8 .300 Winchester Magnum – Preppin’ for a Safari! 2019. American Outdoorsman, Summer, pp. 28-31.
  • Whitetail Medicine. 2019. North American Deer Hunter, Summer, pp. 28-30.
  • Goose Down. 2019. American Outdoorsman, Summer Issue, Cover and pp. 54-56.
  • A Father’s Gift. 2018. African Hunting Gazette. Volume 24(2), pp. 82-84, 87.
  • Wolves, Heat…and Trophy Bulls. 2006. North American Hunting Club.
  • Spring Bear in the Selway. 2001. Safari Magazine. November/December, pg 62.

To Appear Soon

  • From Field to Wall – Endgame. Africa’s Sportsman Magazine.
  • Hog Bonanza on the Ocmulgee. Australian Hunter.
  • A Deep South Hunt. Australian Hunter.
  • Way Too Big! Hunter’s Horn.
  • Rooihartbees in the Wind. African Hunting Gazette.
  • Embracing My Inner Idiot. African Hunting Gazette.
  • Gold Level Impala? Hunter’s Horn.

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