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Tales from Kentucky #6: The New Boat and the Wildlife Surprise

[Cover Photo by Tarutoa on Unsplash] When I first bought my boat, I thought it was just to get better access to fish. I didnt realize all the pleasant extras Id get with it. It provides something fun to do on the weekends. Its fun to just be on the water.

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Tales from Oklahoma #1: A Hard Day’s Fishing (and a little poison ivy)

[Photo by Luke Bays on Unsplash] As many of you know, Ive been fishing my whole life. However, there was a long pause. When I went to college and then got married to a city girl, the fishing went away for quite a while. Im not unusual in that regard. I wa

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Tales from Turtletown #3: Friendship and Trout

[Photo by Tom Quandt on Unsplash] When my parents first told us we were moving to Turtletown, Tennessee, my brother and I were pretty skeptical as you might imagine. Turtletown! What is that! was our first response. In the end, seventh grade in Turtletown

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Tales from Turtletown #4: Hooked!

[Cover Photo by Victor Van Weldon on Unsplash] When I was around twelve, Kevin Kimsey and I were coming back from a motorcycle ride in the woods when we saw an older man near the creek fishing. We parked the bike at his grandmas house and walked down to t

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Tales from Oklahoma #2: Rat Snake on Campus!

[Cover photo in public domain from Pixnio] I love it when someone comes into my office to tell me how big something is and they exaggerate by about 50%. In fact, when someone comes in my office with some story about a big fish, or a big owl or any such st

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Tales from Oklahoma #3: The Alligator Snapping Turtle of Jenks

[Cover photo by permission of Turtle Survival Alliance] Why do members of the wild kingdom choose to find me? I cant say. Theyve never hurt me or caused me trouble and I always enjoy seeing them, so I certainly wont complain. It is true that compared to t

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