Dirk Thayer

1 day 19 hours 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...
1 week 19 hours 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...
2 weeks 21 hours 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.  ...
7 weeks 20 hours 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...
9 weeks 19 hours 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...
10 weeks 20 hours 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...
13 weeks 1 day ago
How many of y’all remember those little triangle-shaped vent windows on the front of  old vehicles?  With the improvement of air conditioners in vehicles, they have gone the way of the dinosaur.   On a hot summer day, if I could drive fast enough, I could turn that apparatus to the point that I could get enough wind to blow...
14 weeks 23 hours ago
This mild summer has put my senses into a faint hint of autumn in the air.  I know I am probably rushing it, but hunters like I am will understand.  Apparently I am not the only one; I have seen many tractors, four wheelers, implements and fall food plot supplies moving through our area.  I have also noticed many hunters at the...
14 weeks 23 hours ago
The other night about midnight, while I was on patrol, my wife texted me the title of this story.  She will usually text me good night before she goes to bed, but this was a little strange.  So I texted back, "OK, I never said he was."  I hope before I get through with this article, readers will be able to make sense of...
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