Collection of outdoor stories, musings, Biblical verses, artwork and photos. Stories written within hours and photographed as the actual outdoor experience took place.
Many of these articles have been published in outdoor magazines; in printed and on-line media. The purpose being primarily to catalog true outdoor experiences and observations as they exist during this period in time and some comparison to author's past experiences.
Please enjoy this piece as you share with me in the love for wildlife and lands in our contemporary time.
Professor of Engineering Technology at Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID.
Life-long resident of eastern Washington /northern Idaho. Christian, husband (over 30 years), father of five wonderful children and grandfather to six more.
Earned two Associates degrees at Spokane C.C., Undergrad at Eastern Washington University & Grad at University of Idaho.
Varied interests including volunteer work with church and Idaho Fish & Game Dept; former Sportsman's Rep for Region 2 of Idaho for IDF&G Advisory Committee and current member of Region 2 Wildlife Winter Feed committee.
Educator, mechanical designer and published freelance writer. Amateur naturalist, outdoorsman, photographer, and artist.
Between the first and second editions of journal collections over 6000 Bookemon readers have enjoyed the various adventures of an average western American; over 5000 readers of the first edition alone!
It's impossible to explain how someone can so intensely enjoy wildlife and, yet, wish to hunt (or fish) for them. Hunters do not understand it, so how can non-hunters be expected to relate? What must be understood is that hunting does not equal hatred and should not invoke it from others. Some welcome the opportunity to share in the struggle with wild creatures - some do not. I respect those that do not and only ask that they respond in kind.
Be aware that these stories and some photos contain images of wildlife reduced to precious food items. There are many opportunities missed or passed up. The reader should know that the wildlife, more often than not, wins.
I appreciate your viewing and polite comments with these facts in mind.