Showing posts from April, 2012

North Georgia Trout Fishing

I just got back from a week staying in the North Georgia mountains with some friends at Toccoa House Properties near Blue Ridge, GA. We had a great week of enjoying good food and fellowship, and although the fishing on the Toccoa River wasn't fantastic this week, we did manage to put together enough trout for a good meal Thursday night. The quiet serenity of the mountains was a welcome diversion from the busy Atlanta landscape I see during the workweek. This was my first time to visit Blue Ridge, and I will be back to do some more fishing. Also, I plan to hunt black bear this fall in the Cohutta Wilderness area which is near Blue Ridge. My buddy Dillan Harris landed his first rainbow trout, a 19 incher, and that's a trout for anybody to be proud of in the mountains. I was glad to be able to net the fish for him. This picture tells it all. Thursday we grilled the trout we had caught through the week, and it was delicious. I hadn't had fresh trout since I moved from

Net Gunsmith/What Conservation Means to Me

My first article for Net Gunsmith has been published! You can check it out by Clicking Here . Much more to come here. If you have suggestions for topics I should cover, please feel free to contact me. The rest of this post also appears on my "Conservation" page and will be permanent there. I also felt like sharing it as a regular post as well. Please comment with what Conservation means to you. Conservation is an important part of every sportsman's involvement in the outdoors. Without the commitment of every man, woman, boy and girl to the conservation of the species and habitat that they hunt or fish for, these precious natural resources would dwindle to extinction. I served as Conservation Director for the Wyoming Bass Federation for a little over a year and saw first hand the legal battle that conservationists wage with the political powers in order to defend and protect our outdoor heritage. Hunting and fishing are some of the few sports where the participants

Practice makes...sense.

Some groups with the Hoyt Alphamax. Since my last archery butt whooping at the Christian Bowhunters of Georgia 3D Tourney in March, I've made a conscious effort to really get my bows and myself dialed in. I've spent time working on flaws in my form, as well as fine-tuning my setups to where I'm much more comfortable shooting them. Both of my bows are relatively new to me, and getting them tuned up has mostly been a trial and error process to this point. I plan to have both of them super-tuned once I get my new ProLine strings. Wearing the camo finish off my Easton Axis 400's. Fortunately I live within a few miles of a 3D archery course, so Wednesday afternoon after turkey hunting all morning I went to the range with my Hoyt CRX32. Since this was my hunting setup, I focused on kill shots instead of shooting for points. In other words, I shot the foam deer, antelope, bears, hogs, etc as if I were shooting for vitals instead of the 10 ring. I love the sound of