Category: Hunting & Fishing tails


    After my military service ended in 1972, I made a brief visit home, then moved back to Southern California as I had enjoyed my time out there very much. I stayed out there for a few more years, moving back to Wisconsin only after a weak job market with few prospects left me […]

Ma & Pa Kettle

  I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world. ~George Washington     Whenever autumn arrives my thoughts turn to pheasant hunting; one of my favorite activities throughout the years. My best friend Jim and I hunted and fished together for many years, until he passed away unexpectedly some time […]

Smelt Fishing in Old Kenosha

  Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau     I’ve gotten some very nice emails and notes regarding my perch fishing story in “Our Wisconsin” magazine. The story, which is also on my blog, recalls those “good old” days […]

The Flying Rowboat

  I’ve had boats that sank, boats that rolled away, and even one that flew. ~Joe     Some of my friends and relatives (my wife being one) have commented at one time or another, that everything happens to me. While I disagree with that in whole, I will admit that I’ve had my share […]

The Runaway Pony

  A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle. ~Ian Fleming     We had a small mobile home on Lake Puckaway in Central Wisconsin. Puckaway is a very shallow lake, which is fed by the Fox River. It is a very diverse fishery and we have caught many nice fish […]