Sports: Off the Porch

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. 

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Two-time Charley on the Roanoke

My back hurt, and I decided to rest it on the front deck of the skiff. My fleece jacket was rolled up and I was using it as a pillow. A cloud was obstructing the sun, and my eyes were comfortably closed. 

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Spending some time with a real Texas Cowboy

The building is simple with a hodgepodge of furniture I can tell was pieced together to furnish it. 

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 10:20 PM

Sometimes less is worth more

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Being low man on the pole isn’t bad as long as you’re learning

The drill was fairly complicated for someone with my attention span and ability to stay cool under stress.