Here we go…


This is my first blog entry so hang in there folks and I apologize in advance for any crimes I may commit against the English language or the art of writing. Also I apologize if I ramble on, I tend to do that..

I am beginning a new chapter in my life with this blog. I am very excited for the journey to come from it. I never was a fan of reading when I was growing up, if there was a way to get away with not reading required books in school, I have done it.. But as I grew older I became much more fond of reading especially non-fiction books. My first book that I read through and loved was Hunter S. Thompson’s book Hells Angels: The strange and terrible saga of the outlaw motorcycle gangs. Then I moved on to other motorcycle themed books like “The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club” (a must read). Soon enough I started reading outdoors books by Teddy Roosevelt like “Hunting the Grizzly and Other Sketches”. Gene Hill is another that has been a huge influence on me, if you have not read his stuff look him up and start to and if you don’t want to buy a bird dog by the end of any of his books then you missed the point! I also am a huge fan of adventure books and books on people enduring the unimaginable (ultra-marathon stories like “And Then The Vultures Eats You”) I love reading about people overcoming odds, but then who doesn’t enjoy a good story with a happy ending!

I am not comparing myself in any way to any of these writers or books. I just want you to have an understanding of who some of my influences are. Reading has become a huge part of my life now that I realize it’s not a chore but actually something that is very enjoyable. It is much like running to me, up until 4 years ago I hadn’t ran over a mile ever. Then I read a book “Born to Run” by Chris Mcdougall and realized that running should be something we enjoy and that attitude will effect the enjoyment we get from it.

That’s all I have for this post, let me know if there are any must haves on your list that I should get, one day I will do a post on all of my favorites but that is something that will take some time to work up!

Hang in there everyone soon enough I will have a hunting story up, I am working on Part 1 of My First Archery Season now and I will be truthful about all the silly mistakes I made.

Thanks for reading, now feel free to go outside and do something fun!


Please feel free to comment, good or bad.


  1. Joe, You have a great start and that is the most important part, just getting started. Congratulations! You had me laughing with your first sentence. If you need more encouragement, I’d love it if you’d listen to my podcast at The show is for bowhunters who dream about working in the bowhunting or outdoor industry. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. Phil


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