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Lernts! Lernts!

Lernts!

June 17, 2024
Lessons learned are not always pleasant nor “easy”. In a reasonably long career of hunting I have my share of some of those “lernts”! One of my first happened when I was a mere youngster hunting deer only a short distance behind our rural Texas home. I had the year before finally taken my first whitetail with my maternal granddad’s single-b...

Summer

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Training
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Journal
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Outdoors
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Journal
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Competition
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Outdoors
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Gear
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Gear
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Outdoors
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Gear
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Outdoors
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Competition
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