Don’t waste OCTOBER

by Darryl Quidort October 01, 2016 As fall approached last year, I reminded myself “Don’t waste October.” For a hunter there is no other month with the unlimited possibilities of October. Oh how I wish it lasted longer, but the magic lasts only 31...

Those mysterious Weather Sticks

by Darryl Quidort August 01, 2014 Weather sticks are a traditional means of predicting the weather by use of a natural material. Made from a balsam fir tree, the dried sticks turn up in sunny weather and turn down as foul weather approaches. It seems no one knows just...

Quit dreaming and start building

Making Your Own Cedar Strip Canoe… PART I Ever dream of portaging a light, quiet canoe into that hidden valley to that big beaver pond where you always said, “I wish I had a boat?” Can you picture drifting silently across the pond with your fly rod...

SIMPLIFY

Traditional Bowhunting: It’s Not Supposed To Be Easy… Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” He may have been talking about finding a more satisfying lifestyle, but by simplifying we may find a more satisfying hunting style...

RAWWWW…HIDE!

Rawhide was used for everything in the early days In pioneer days, rawhide was used for everything from musical instruments to door hinges. Made from the skins of various animals, the thickness and toughness of the rawhide depends on the thickness of the animal skin....