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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Along the Trail 6-7-12

Focus behind the shoulder, 10 ring...

The recurve bow holding all of the energy he puts into it. His draw is smooth as he hits anchor, holds for a split second and the cedar arrow is released. It's flight fast, but still a graceful arch as the solid thump of arrow striking foam follows 20 yards distant. He turns and the grin he wears says it all.

Along the Trail 5-31-12

I'm settled back, comfortable in my perch, higher than I normally hunt - easily 20 plus feet - but I'm safely strapped to the tree. My view is perfectly framed through the boughs of the cedar.

Along the Trail 5-24-12

"You're really ate up with this stuff, aren't you?" I was asked - referring to my passion for hunting and the outdoors. I paused and chewed on the question for a moment...

Along the Trail 5-17-12

Last day of turkey season and the morning broke gray, cool and rainy...

This was it, the last hoorah, now or never, do or die...

Along the Trail 5-10-12

"Don't make eye contact, don't move", I subconsciously told myself as the buck freshened the scrape not 10 yards from my perch.

Along the Trail 5-3-12

My internal alarm clock goes off at 5 a.m. despite the one next to my bed being set at 5:30 a.m. my mind's way of telling my body not to over sleep on opening day. I wipe my eyes open and force my contacts under the swollen lids, burning with saline solution as I squint my way into the kitchen.

Along the Trail 4-26-12

It's Spring in our neck of the woods.

Dogwoods and redbuds in bloom, morels popping up, the scent of honeysuckle, locust trees flowering; marshmallow peeps and chocolate bunnies; and my annual love/hate relationship with Eastern wild turkeys!

Along the Trail 4-19-12

Switzerland County's David Hewitt. The articles will center

on all things 'outdoors', from hunting and fishing to woodsmanship

- to the simply pleasures of a late night campfire with

your son, as David talks about here. Look for more articles

coming in future editions.