Sports: Off the Porch

Dec. 28, 2013 @ 08:38 PM

Maybe things haven’t changed at all

In just a few days, deer season will be over. A couple more weeks and waterfowl season will close. Still, there will be a lot of great hunting weather left. The great thing about this is that the game preserve season runs until the end of March and offers some great hunting and shooting opportunities.

Dec. 24, 2013 @ 02:56 PM

Santa is an outdoor guy

It is a little known fact that Santa Claus is an outdoor guy.

Dec. 14, 2013 @ 05:44 PM

Gratitude makes a great Christmas gift

It happens every Christmas and it will happen again this year. You’ll open a gift and wonder what the giver was thinking when the decision was made this was something you wanted or needed. It wouldn’t be bad if it only happened to you, but you know in your heart, you give the same kind of gifts. We’re among the wealthiest people in the world and most of us have everything we want or need.


Nov. 30, 2013 @ 08:02 PM

Shooting crossing targets, the swing through method

Taylor called, “Pull” and I pushed the button. It was his first shotgun lesson and he was figuring it out, in spite of having to change shoulders when I found he was cross eye dominant.

Nov. 23, 2013 @ 05:05 PM

Friends, the best part of Thanksgiving

Sometimes, a sound takes you back to another time.

Nov. 16, 2013 @ 08:44 PM

Mid-season duck hunt proves unconventional

It was our first time hunting the oxbow beaver pond along the Yadkin.

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 05:08 PM

Don’t get stuck on the beach

It was a beautiful fall day, and Cherie and I were driving out to the Point at Cape Hatteras. 

Oct. 26, 2013 @ 03:03 PM

The Sharp Knife slices memories

I suppose everyone my age has a few wild stories, and some of them even involve the truth.

Oct. 19, 2013 @ 08:24 PM

Fishing in Cajun Country with light tackle charters

Like the guy in the Dos Equis commercial, mosquitoes don’t bite me out of respect.

Oct. 12, 2013 @ 05:05 PM

High Point Builders raise funds for veterans

My Mama had a conviction, and she lived her life by it. The evidence of that conviction wasn’t stated verbally, it was lived. Mama’s theory was that doing something for someone else gives you more gratification than doing something for yourself. 

Oct. 05, 2013 @ 02:36 AM

Don’t lose the fight in the last round

The reel’s spool was still clicking and it held so little line you could see through the line to the spool. 

Sep. 28, 2013 @ 06:09 PM

Canine containment that can stand the test of time

My Mustang Convertible was built in 1987. My RD 350 motorcycle is a 1974 model. I hunt with a Fox shotgun made in 1912 and it kills birds as well as it did in 1912. 

Sep. 21, 2013 @ 03:14 AM

New firearms laws recently passed

North Carolina instituted a Concealed Carry permit system in 1995. 

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 03:00 PM

Piedmont Handgunner’s Association hosts open house

It was in the heat of the summer that we shot on those early Wednesday afternoons.

Sep. 07, 2013 @ 04:19 AM

A tale of two cedars

My first affiliation with the two cedar trees alongside Billy Lagle’s driveway was well over 20 years ago.