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I’m always excited about the times I get to go on an extended hunting or fishing trip. The expectations are always high and the opportunity to go with a friend makes the miles pass quickly and the laughs come in abundance. 

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Spring is nearly 2 months away, and yes, I’m counting the days. The poultry and seed catalogs have been filling up my mailbox and it awakens the cravings of more daylight, fresh blooms, and to hear the choir of frogs along the creek bank. January and February are restless, often depressing m…

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I’ve read that somewhere along the way, we get the idea that we deserve to have a relatively easy life. We have a false sense of what should be norm. 

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In my time working at The Mountain Advocate, which numbers almost 20 years (and will be in October of this year), I have had the privilege of working alongside many wonderful people.

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A beautiful buck came out about sixty yards to my right. Just by the size of his rack, I knew he was a good deer – a definite ten-pointer. 

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Happy New Year and welcome to the year 2023.  Or is it not?  While maybe happiness should fill the air as we say goodbye to 2022, it is just likely that you may have taken a moment to celebrate the new year having been caught up in the moment, but reality set it very shortly thereafter.

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I fill my time reminiscing and thankful for sweet memories of a time never to be repeated again except in memory.

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How many of those newly made resolutions have already been broken? Most think, “New year, new me” and with that mentality comes the desires to be healthier and fit. Gyms are running specials on memberships, low calorie food options readily available, and stores are selling out athletic gear.…