Browsed by
Category: 1st Time Adventures

Deer With My Dear: Tagged My First Doe

Deer With My Dear: Tagged My First Doe

I suppose someone has tagged a deer the first time they stepped into the woods, but that definitely wasn’t me. My first time in the woods with Sparky was on New Years Eve day 2015. We had been dating for ten months, and this would be an introductory experience of sorts. This was a test to see if I could stand the walk in & out, the quiet, sitting still, and the cold. I learned four things in the box stand…

Read More Read More

What Everyone Should Know About Running Lines On The River

What Everyone Should Know About Running Lines On The River

Have you ever gone “Running Lines” on the river in the middle of the night? I got to do just that a week ago – and it was loads of fun, just like I thought it would be. Yes, I happened to start my day already sleep deprived (& possibly just a little delirious) from working four night shifts, but it was fun. Even if you’re an early riser, you should definitely try Running Lines at least once.  If you love fishing, like night-time adventures,…

Read More Read More

What Babe Learned On Her First Weekend of East Texas Turkey Season

What Babe Learned On Her First Weekend of East Texas Turkey Season

Babe Learned A LOT Opening Weekend Maybe you’re an avid hunter who knows it all (turkeys included),  maybe you’re thinking about getting into turkey hunting, or maybe you love it & want to get your girl or buddy into the sport. I’m fairly certain I can help you out – even if at my expense just a little. This city girl is new to turkey hunting, but thank goodness I have Sparky to help me learn. My Sparky has bagged a prize-winning Eastern Turkey before –…

Read More Read More

Babe’s Wild Hog Adventure on Groundhog Day!

Babe’s Wild Hog Adventure on Groundhog Day!

My Groundhog Day started out nicely; bacon for breakfast while watching Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray & Andy McDowell. The movie played on continuous loop, which I found quite funny. Sparky hadn’t seen it before, so we watched it together later that morning. Sparky knows I’ve wanted to kill a pig since he originally told me he’d take me hunting with him. Something about my love for bacon made me really want to go pig hunting! During my vacation in early December, we actually tried three…

Read More Read More

Babe’s Crappie Christmas

Babe’s Crappie Christmas

Sparky & I haven’t been engaged long, and his dad was real keen on getting me something I wanted for Christmas. I really strive to collect less things & more experiences these days, so I asked for an adventure, or maybe a pig call if he just had to buy something (I LOVE bacon & SO want to shoot a pig, but that’s another tale). Well, he bought me my very own fishing pole – a Zebco 33 – something…

Read More Read More

Inaugural Duck Hunt

Inaugural Duck Hunt

Last Friday, while our 45th President of the United States of America was being inaugurated, I was on a slough in Nashoba, Oklahoma, having my own inaugural experience….my first duck hunt! Duck hunting is an early bird gets the worm type of adventure; starting thirty minutes before sunrise and ending at sunset. Once you’re awake & camoed-up, it’s time to grab the gear and walk to the slough if you’re not using a boat. This is a hunt where scent blocker isn’t needed and you can move…

Read More Read More

The Frog-Gigging That Brought Babe to the Pines

The Frog-Gigging That Brought Babe to the Pines

Late in the Summer of 2015, really at the very end of the frog season, is when I went on my first frog-gigging adventure. “Gigging” is technically not allowed anymore, and so we caught them barehanded or with the approved frog catching device. Being the end of the season, there weren’t very many on the edge of the banks, and almost all of them were small, but it was FUN! This was also the first time I met my future father-in-law (or father-in-love as I like to…

Read More Read More