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The deer woods

A pod of whales. 

A copse of brush. 

A gaggle of geese. 

A brake of cane.

A slash of palmetto.

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January 19, 2015 at 9:00 am
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The running shot

The small herd of does burst out of the woods and cut across the soybean field, the howling of the hounds behind them in the swamp.

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December 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Making things go boom

n all its infinite wisdom, the U.S. Army determined after basic training at Ft. Polk, La., that I needed to be bussed to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. — a multi-use base about 50 miles from St. Louis — where I would receive advanced individual training (AIT) in my Army skill.

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November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Lethal Lace

Buying a good quality handgun to carry for self-defense is only part of the equation. You simply have to buy and practice with a suitable holster that will comfortably and securely carry your handgun so you can get at it easily and quickly.

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October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Chemical foams — gun cleaning magic

I don’t remember where I picked up the can of Wipe-Out Brushless Bore Cleaner — but it had been sitting on my workbench shelf for quite a while.

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September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am
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The Daisy BB gun

I have no idea what happened to it, but the first honest-to-gosh gun I ever handled was a Daisy BB gun given to me by my dad on my sixth birthday.

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August 19, 2014 at 9:00 am
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The ProChrono Digital chronograph

I’ve written about the “wildcatting” era in the early 1950s when the U.S. economy was booming in the years coming out of World War II and then the Korean War. 

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July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Tales from the camp

Fervent Rainwater shifted his cud as I walked up to the camp porch, and spit a long stream of Skoal between the paws of Ol’ Blue, the redbone hound lying at his feet.

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June 19, 2014 at 9:00 am
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