Written as if he were across the table from me. Dear Michael, I've watched your show for a long time. You've had a positive impact on so many lives (I've personally heard some of the stories) and I appreciate your support for free speech, gun rights, conservation efforts and just about everything else you care … Continue reading An Open Letter to Michael Waddell
Reaping may be legal where you hunt, but don't expect a pat on the back if you promote the act. Now that we're squarely in the middle of turkey season, that tired, old narrative about hunters being required to stay on the same sheet of music has resurfaced. And oh, how I hate it. HEY … Continue reading Actually, We Don’t Have to Celebrate Every Hunting Method
Some things are more important than your opinion. If you've followed along with this website for any length of time, you'll know I have a few opinions on R3, influencers, the effects of social media on hunting, crossbows, turkeys and any number of other topics. One thing I don't have a public opinion on, however, … Continue reading Crossbows, Four-Year-Old’s and Minding Your Own F**king Business
Anti-Boomer rhetoric and a non-ironic mullet are apparently all it takes to become a leading voice in the hunting community. MILTON, GA – Internet personality, avid hunter and University of Georgia freshman Kade Dickley has always felt at home in the spotlight. His father, Rick, is a successful lawyer and often featured a younger Kade … Continue reading Boy Who Hasn’t Been Alive Long Enough to Have an Opinion is Excited to Become a Hunting Influencer
Social media marketing places an emphasis on looking the part, reality be damned. Instagram users looking to make a quick buck need only to pretend they're hunting, marketing experts say. The multi-billion dollar industry is seeing a shift in how hunting brands create an "emotional connection" with their customers, and influencers are leading the charge. … Continue reading Looking Like You Hunt is More Important than Actually Hunting, Experts Say
As always, money rules the day, and Tennesseans are the latest victims of the nation-wide push to implement R3. It wouldn't surprise me, reader, if you've never heard of Cameron Weddington. He's a Tennessee resident with a passion for turkey hunting and a small YouTube channel. In fact, I'd never heard of Weddington until I … Continue reading How TWRA Partnered with The Hunting Public to F**k Over Tennessee’s Resident Turkey Hunters
It's a free country – do want you want to do. But, here's my unsolicited opinion. If you're anything like me, you have a lot of money wrapped up in your bow setup. The bow, arrows, sight, stabilizer, broadheads, case, quiver and custom strings – it all cost you some scratch and by God you … Continue reading Should You Bow Hunt Turkeys?