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Deer Hunting Veterans

Double Drop Tine Deer Pedestal Mount-WWII Theme

My husband Joe, Army Veteran, has built the most unique pedestal mount for his mounted drop tine buck he tagged last year. Not only is his display impressive, but so is the taxidermy work done on the deer. When someone mentioned the display was worthy of being in a magazine, I could not agree more. […]

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NEA Experience

Gary Krysta tells us about his experience with New England Adventures Events! Watch Gary talk about the pheasant hunt and archery deer hunt with Meg.

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An Opening Day To Remember

The opening day of archery season in PA started on a brisk, frosty morning in Potter County. My daughter, Taylor, and I spent the morning in a blind on what we call the upper food plot. This blind usually isn’t a morning sit, however it’s always a good option. As we were patiently waiting for […]

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My Room

In my house I have a room that I simply refer to as “My Room.”  I suppose that since I live alone that every room in my house is my room but My Room is as much me as it belongs to me.  Visitors are always drawn to My Room, especially my friends’ kids.  Some […]

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Holding the Hand of a Veteran

I have spent my life in the service of others and I have never once regretted that fact. In 1985, I graduated high school and did not know what I was going to do to establish myself, or what I would become. In the summer of 1985, a friend brought a Navy recruiter to my […]

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Finding the Silver Lining Among the Uncertainty

There is so much ugliness and uncertainty going on in the world right now. School, sports and all other extracurricular activities are cancelled for our children. Many are out of work, others are having to navigate how to work from home while homeschooling their kids and then there are those that are risking it all […]

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Discover the Wilderness

Hunting and fishing has always been more than a part of my life… it is my life. The outdoors is a family tradition that was passed onto me as a young girl. I remember sitting on my dad’s shoulders while he was kicking brush piles for cotton-tails. As I grew older, hunting intrigued me to […]

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Good start for H.R. 7138 but it needs to go further…

Response to the Outside Magazine Article, For Veterans, Outdoor Therapy Could Become Law by Wes Siler For those of who have ever spent any time in the outdoors it is well known that the wilderness has a way of whispering to the soul in a way that little else can.  We know that there is […]

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First BBD

It was early December, 2011 the days were getting bitter cold. Shotgun season in Massachusetts had already been open a week. In my opinion, the barrage of gun fire from the “orange army” had pushed any wild life to seek cover and concealment in places that hunters rarely, if ever venture to. I was walking […]

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Fishing with Dad

One of the best stories I can remember is fishing with my dad. He is a military man who was always deployed overseas, but when he was home he always found time to take us fishing. This is when I first found a love for the outdoors. My dad spent countless years in the military […]