Episode 139 – Overused terms and hunting grouse

“Weird” “strange” and “crazy” are some of the most used words these days. This is because there really isn’t anything else to describe what’s going on and using a thesaurus to find a synonym doesn’t really make anything better. I escaped my pandemic-induced lethargic week of distance teaching with a weekend in the woods chasing…

Hunting with Thoreau

Sometimes it seems like I am off topic more than on. The mission is reading, but since I’m reading about fishing, I end up looking at the words but thinking about fishing and completely missing out on what’s happening on the page. This is probably part of the goal of an outdoors writer because the…

The Grouse Chronicles

By JEFF LUND For the Capital City Weekly “Why’d you shoot the fork?” “Don, there were so many horns I just chose a body.” Thus, my first ever deer was a tall 2×2 rather than one of the three 4-point bucks that were in the same group. I saw horns and panicked. I’m glad it worked…

The (not so) great grouse hunt

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly The most effective way for me to be unsuccessful at something new is to exclaim to someone, or in my head, “I’ll write about it.” I can’t say, “I’m going to go grouse hunting this week and write about it.” That will ensure there will be no…