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The Hog Blog · 2W ago

Turkey Season? Already?

OK, it’s not really a surprise.  I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opener of the spring turkey season around here.  The birds had just started showing up over the past week, and I was getting a...
The Hog Blog · 3W ago

A Hog Blog Political Rant

Ya’ll know I don’t generally go in for political discussions here, particularly politics beyond those directly affecting our outdoor lives.  But I just feel like this is my damned platform, ...
The Hog Blog · 1M ago

Lead Ban Chronicles – Updates And A Hog Apocalypse Averted

I guess it’s only right to do an update on my last lead ammo ban post, not that it’s particularly unexpected. As an outgoing gesture, US Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Dan Ash, signed a...
The Hog Blog · 3M ago

Lead Ban Chronicles – Federal Ban On Lead Ammo?

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to see any particularly “interesting” action in regards to lead ammo here at the changing of the guard.  I as much as said so in a recent post.  Isn’t that how i...
The Hog Blog · 3M ago

Safety…. I Dunno… Third?

Well, here’s something I didn’t expect to be doing right now.  I didn’t expect to be updating the blog, and I certainly didn’t expect to be writing about waterfowl hunting safety.  But here ...
The Hog Blog · 3M ago

A New Year’s Drabble, At The End Of A Long Season

There is something about sitting in a deer stand in the pouring rain, waiting for sunrise, secure and dry in good, waterproof gear. The rain dampens and drowns all other sounds, dripping fro...
The Hog Blog · 4M ago

Merry Christmas From Us At The Hog Blog!

Well, here we are again!  It’s Christmas Eve. The gifts are wrapped, and under the tree. My family’s all gathered, here in my hometown. And I don’t have to travel all up and down. It’s good ...
The Hog Blog · 5M ago

Happy Thanksgiving To All!

It’s “Black Friday”, depending on who you ask.  Personally, as I’m sitting here in Dallas (visiting with Kat’s family for the holiday), it looks a little grey outside, but it’s a long ways f...
The Hog Blog · 5M ago

Duck Season… At Last!

Last year, duck season kind of rolled around and caught me unprepared.  I was also, to be honest, less than motivated.  We had plenty of rainy, grey days, but it was way too warm to get very...
The Hog Blog · 5M ago

California Waterfowl Steps Up Their Advocacy Game

Let me start with this. Many years ago, when I first got involved with Ducks Unlimited, I stayed with the organization because they were focused.  Waterfowl habitat preservation and manageme...