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Our Outdoors: The Weight of the Wait


November 23, 2020

Simonson Photo

Rooster pheasants are frequently seen on the author's many hikes for deer this autumn as he hopes to fill his firearms tag.

With the anchor-like weight of a deer tag becoming more and more tangible in the right leg pocket of my camouflage hunting pants and that heft spurring much of my recent outdoor activity, I catch myself thinking ahead, beyond the quiet morning sits and windy sneaks through the countryside as I wait for a buck – at this time, I'd take any buck – to magically appear in front of me. As I do, I...

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