Every dog has a story. The majority of the farms I visit seem to have a farm dog. It seems like these dogs are usually a mixed breed. The more I think about it, I very rarely see a purebred version of man’s best friend. From my own experience, the more mixed the dog, the more brains God put in his head.
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A very special time of the year is almost upon us. It is that great time when planting is done, the kids are out of school, and we can once again take some time for each other. Of all of the outdoor activities I write about, this is one of my favorites. It combines two of my top ten loves in the world; my children and fishing. In the past 18 years, since my wife Nancy and I married and combined our families into one, I have had five of the most enthusiastic young anglers a father could ask for. Now I also have four wonderful grandkids. Not only do they love to fish, they love the outdoors as a whole, and for that I am very grateful.
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For me, spring hasn’t yet fully arrived, regardless of temperature, until Opening Day of the Cincinnati Reds. Monday, March 31 was an Opening Day that I will not forget. The Reds lost. Darn it! But, the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, barbecue Ribs at the Montgomery Inn, which is right on the Ohio River, the smell of La Rosa’s pizza by the slice, fresh green grass, and America’s favorite pastime, make Opening Day one that remains special regardless of win or loss.
Spring is here! Although, I haven’t decided yet if the Reds have realized that, they aren’t starting off very good! At the writing of this blog, the Reds are 2-6 and already 3.5 games out of first place. That’s a horrible start! But, does that mean that is how they’ll finish?
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Consistency…This is a level that most turkey hunters long to achieve. What better way to be described by your turkey hunting peers than consistent? As a pursuer of these feathered phantoms of the hardwood, I can attest to the difficulty of becoming and staying consistent. As we discuss this problem, we will analyze many of the components that make up the total sum of being a consistently successful turkey hunter.
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Our entire existence is based upon varying levels of relationships. From birth we create, develop, nurture and rely on relationships between family members, friends, teachers, co-workers and hundreds of others. The ability to build mutually beneficial relationships is likely the most important factor in living a satisfying life. When both parties of a relationship depend equally upon one another it is called a symbiotic relationship.
The topic for today is the symbiotic relationship between the landowner and the hunter. It may not be openly obvious to everyone how overwhelmingly important this relationship can be to both people.
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It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with traveling and trying to dodge the winter storms that we’re getting hit with here in the Midwest. So for today’s blog post, I thought it would be nice to share a lighthearted story with you to give you a little smile on this cold winter day.
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The snow and brutally cold temperatures we have endured over the past couple weeks makes doing anything outdoors uncomfortable. However, for those that want to fight the cold weather and still have some fun outdoors, now is a great time of year. One of the best things that winter brings to hunters is hungry coyotes. The conditions lately are perfect to call-in and shoot these wild canines.
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“People don’t believe they exist, but they do.” Those were the first words out of a man’s mouth as he approached me at a farm show a few years ago. I was standing behind a sales counter when he came up and started the conversation with those words, followed by, “Can I have one of those yellow bags?”
Well, of course I said yes. But, I wasn’t about to leave that odd introduction alone.
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We are all known for something. Even if we go out of our way to not stand out in a crowd. Some of us desire to be known for something. Maybe it’s our athletic ability, intelligence, job title, role in the family, being the best mom or dad we can be, or a superior businessman or woman. While others seem to be content to sit on the sidelines and to be obscure, even somewhat mysterious. But even if you try not to be known for anything, then you may be known as humble.
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I’m Ryan McAllister and I’ve been an agronomist with Beck’s in IN and OH. Currently, I am a Farm Business Advisor for Beck’s selling seed and working with large farmers over 5,000 acres in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
So what is this blog intended to become? I don’t know. That’s the fun part. I’ll probably talk about these very unique things that happen to me during my life as a traveling seed salesman. There are always things to learn, even life lessons, through these encounters that I have too. So I’ll be sharing some of those as well.
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Hello, I’m Mike Roux and welcome to my outdoor column on Beck’s blog. It is my pleasure to be a member of the Beck’s Team. I have spent decades in the outdoors and I have a true passion to pass along what I have learned and experienced to my readers.
My blog will focus on fishing, hunting, boating, camping and all other outdoor activities that we all love. I will discuss how-to, where-to, why-to and introduce the places and people that can make your experiences in the outdoors more meaningful. I will spend quite some time dissecting the relationship that develops between the landowner and the hunters he allows to use his land. Farmers and hunters are partners with like conservation goals.
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