Sports: Off the Porch

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:50 AM

Paddling and mining in the Carolina Mountains

One of the advantages of getting older and greyer, besides cheap coffee, is spending time with grandkids. 


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:22 PM

Local junior Rifleman makes top 20

Mr. Jim Carmichael, arguably one of the most influential gun writers in the last century, once said the “across the course” high power rifleman is the king of all riflemen.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Did you hear the one about pistols and snakes?

Cyril Yokley didn’t have the look of a typical outdoorsman. He was short, balding, and somewhat portly.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:34 PM

Building character through competitive shooting

My first official clay target shoot was in the 70s at the Tarheel Gun Club in Advance. I managed to hit 38 of 50 skeet and was pretty proud of my accomplishment.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 09:29 PM

Cancer fails to keep Mikulaninec from shooting

In 2008, Mike Mikulaninec learned he had a persistent strain of cancer in his bladder.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Virginia Creeper trail offers biking fun

We were about eight miles down the trail and I remembered the spot.

 

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 10:35 PM

Giving thanks for America’s rich heritage

This week, I’m in Italy. It seems that Beretta has a new shotgun and I’m there to talk to their engineers and shoot it. It occurs to me that I’m a pretty lucky guy to get to fly to Italy to test the latest new shotgun from the oldest firearms manufacturer in the world. 


Jun. 14, 2014 @ 08:57 PM

Having a Father and being a Father, both are blessings

Father’s Day always causes me to spend some time remembering my Daddy, who passed away in January of 1995.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 03:03 PM

It’s clay target time

Summer is here and shooting clay targets is a great way to keep your wingshooting skills sharp.


May. 24, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Bunduki M’kubwas in Davidson County

It wasn’t a gun from a top of the line maker, but it was a remarkable piece of the gun maker’s art. 


May. 10, 2014 @ 08:10 PM

Confessions of an Outdoor Mama’s Boy

It’s the height of the striper season on the Roanoke River. I fished there this week and I’ve had a ball.


May. 03, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Big tackle for big fish

My first surf fishing trips to the Outer Banks were a mixed bag. 


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Creedmoor Cup, Eastern Games come to N.C.

I began my High Power Rifle career at Camp Butner in a Director of Civilian Marksmanship or DCM Service Rifle Clinic. 


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

Spring is the time for striped bass

Spring is a time when everything in creation gets motivated. 


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

There’s nothing like friendship

Real friends are better than gold, even if they do have their flaws.