Category Archives: Hunting

Unfortunate incidents with live wild animals

Revising some poems the past month or so, and most come back to some kind of story about killing something I regret. I’m seeing a really weird pattern, and feel like I’ve got a dark cloud of animal ghosts following … Continue reading

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Barry Lopez: Personal hero and Arctic badass

Oregonian, Barry Lopez, has pretty much eclipsed everybody else on my list as favorite writer. I just finished Arctic Dreams, winner of the 1986 National Book Award, last weekend, and its still percolating. Despite Lopez becoming my new favorite author, this … Continue reading

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Coast Range black-tail deer continue to evade me

Last weekend, Al and I launched our second annual assault on Oregon’s black-tail deer population. Al pulled up in his truck at 5:30am and we headed to the coast range to slog through the downpour. I gave Katie a 10% … Continue reading

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