People ask, “Couldn’t you make the same memories without killing?” I reply “no.” Hiking, bird watching, and photography are great, but they are spectator activities. To hunt is to participate …
by Bill Miller
When you’re alone in wild country you realize you don’t mean much. You could be eaten by a bear or snatched by aliens. Yet the sun will rise, the river will flow, and sheep will eat on the mountain.
Each year come Independence Day, I contemplate the decision on the American wild turkey versus the American bald eagle as our country’s mascot. Did the founders make the right choice?
Here’s wishing the happiest of Father’s Days to every dad and granddad who introduced his kids to hunting. You’ve left them inheritance more valuable than you can imagine!
Green Beans Coffee has a program called “Buy a Joe a Cup of Joe.” For $2 you can buy a serviceman or woman a really good cup of coffee. It will warm you as much as it warms them.
Though for the most part we’re not big on tech under the big pine, we did make a TV show there once. This piece reflects on homecoming hunts, and sharing wisdom from the Waldo Gang Camp.
A good hunting story around the campfire can make your heart race and your breathing come fast and deep. There’s no denying it; hunting is indeed the first and ultimate “extreme” pursuit—as our Creator intended it to be!
Quality binoculars offer adjustments to compensate for the differences between your eyes. If you experience fatigue after looking through binoculars, improper diopter adjustment is likely the cause.
Here are some important pointers from a guy who makes his pay … and even more so his tips … by spotting wary animals at a distance for his hunters. They’ll help you out-spot other hunters five to one!
If you haven’t missed a turkey, then you haven’t hunted them very much. But the secret is it’s way easier to miss a turkey close than it is to miss one out there 20, 30 or 40 yards away.
Planting a tree has always been an exercise in legacy. You plant a seedling, care for and protect it, watch it for decades with the vision that someday your kids or grandkids will sit in its shade.
There’s always an open seat at the campfire Under the Big Pine. If you want to set with us a spell, these are the stories, banter, lore, and whoppers we’ll share. Yours are welcome, too.
UndertheBigPine.com is a hunting camp with the tent flap open. Come on in … coffee’s hot on the stove … there’s a simmering pot of chili, too. I hope you’ll find it warm, welcoming, and a place you’ll visit often.