Dirk Thayer

1 week 2 days ago
I really did not know what I was going to write about this week but hoped to write about something on the lighter side of life.  Anyone that knows me knows that I like to tell it like it is; the good, the bad and the ugly. It is how we handle it that really tells the story.           ...
6 weeks 4 days ago
When asked why do I hunt so hard, I have to say, “I gotta be there when the lights come on.”  I have hunted my deer field out back so hard this year without seeing anything that I have nicknamed it the “Dead Sea.”  I have had similar experiences in years past, and generally if I maintain patience, I have gotten...
12 weeks 4 days ago
I think we all crave the good things in life.  None of us particularly like the taste of the bitter things that life has a tendency to throw at us.  I suspect that we need both for a proper balance.  With a warm opening of deer season and what appears to be the pre-rut lull, I thought I would steer a little off the outdoor trail...
13 weeks 5 days ago
With Thanksgiving upon us, I thought I would touch on this great holiday as well as the opening day of deer season and a few other things of significance, at least to me anyway.  The article I mentioned awhile back that got lost in cyberspace also touched on some of this.  So with my hook all baited, I hope I can bring you all the way...
14 weeks 4 days ago
Well the big ‘un is right around the corner.  I am talking about the main deer season here in Mississippi.  For many of us, it is the one we have been waiting for.  Youth, primitive arms, and archery seasons have been open, but, as they say in wrestling, the “main event” is upon us.  I shot a fat doe last...
15 weeks 4 days ago
Before I begin this article, I need to put in a disclaimer or, at the very least, a little explanation. Those of you who read my stories on a regular basis know that there has not been one in quiet some time.  To you, my faithful readers, I sincerely apologize. I have absolutely no control over when or if an article goes to press.  ...
20 weeks 4 days ago
With squirrel season upon us and other seasons right around the corner, my hunter's sap is rising when Mother Nature is receding.  As the weather cools ever so slightly and the days get shorter, sap recedes in the trees and leaves begin to change color. All of nature seems to be readying itself for the gray of winter. My wife and I...
22 weeks 4 days ago
I really did not know what I was going to write about this week as we are between seasons.  Then a great uncle of mine came to mind.  I have written about him before.  This man was like a father, grandfather, best friend and mentor to me.  He was a lot of man in a 145-pound package. He passed away while I was in the Marine...
23 weeks 4 days ago
Jesus said, “A prophet is not known in his hometown,” or something to that effect.  I have been off a couple of weeks on vacation, and, believe me, it has not been one of all pleasure and relaxation.  It has been a working vacation.  As I write this article, my joints are screaming “arthritis” with no mercy...
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