Sunday, May 29, 2011

Reducing our Dependency on Foreign Oil


You may feel this is a stretch. How can I link our dependency on foreign oil with duck hunting? The truth is that everything we do today is tied to the use of oil. This means that the price of oil affects every aspect of our lives. When the price of crude oil spikes like it has in recent weeks, it drives the price of everything up. If you haven’t noticed this means more than the price of gas and shotgun shells, but also more important things, like groceries. If you do not have a family this may not mean much to you, but as a father of two, this has a great impact on the amount of disposable income I have to spend on things like hunting and fishing..

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Craziness of the End of the Year

As you know most of us here at Briary River are teachers.  This is a crazy time for us.  We are winding things down, kids are ready to be out of school, and so are we. But the end of the year means paper work, and spring practice for Buckman and Bernie.  As you may have noticed the blogs have been a little sporadic lately.  We want to apologize for this.   As soon as everything gets settled down we will be back to our Sunday Wednesday schedule. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Buying American Made


Buying American made products is absolutely crucial to stabilizing the American economy. Buying American made products is becoming harder to do as most products available in the marketplace today were produced in other nations. There are a combination of factors in play that are adding up to fewer American made products being available for sale.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Power of the Consumer

As an American I am afraid that we have forgotten the fundamental idea behind the capitalistic economy established by our founding fathers. I am afraid that we have forgotten the power we hold as consumers.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Why is it that as soon as I decide to go Turkey hunting there are no turkeys to be found.


I know it is a little late for turkey season.  But With PASS testing going on I am brain dead and this was all that I could think of to write about. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Ultimate Hunt, Now Over

This was not a pleasure hunt. It was not a hunt we asked for. And it was certainly not something we wanted. But after the attacks of 9-11, the hunt for Osama bin Laden was certainly something that stayed on the minds of most Americans. After nearly ten years many people began to doubt that we would ever end the hunt for Bin Laden. Well, let this be a lesson for you. If the CIA turns loose the American hounds on you, it’s only a matter of time before they track you down. And then…

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hunting Fiascos

Over the years I have learned that the greatest part about duck hunting the way we do it is the fellowship memories and the stories.  There are many great stories that go along with every hunting party.  If for some reason your group does not have a story then either y'all have not been together very long or y'all are just plain boring. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Quail Fry


On Saturday April 30, all of the guys that shot birds at Springrove got together with our families for a quail fry. It was a great time of fellowship. We met at Bernie’s house. Bernie fried the quail and some French fries. Joe cooked cobbler and cornbread in the Dutch ovens. Mickie cooked a pot of grits. I helped out wherever needed.