Author Archives: thereverentoutdoors

About thereverentoutdoors

I am a pastor in the Lutheran church who loves the outdoors and all that it provides; food, joy, peace, contentment

Shakeology: The Perfect Outdoorsmans Training Health Shake!

One of the things I struggle with most is changing the mindset of people when it comes to fitness.   Imagine that! Can’t teach an old dog new tricks right? On this topic, the most common is by far nutrition.  For … Continue reading

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So I did something strange

How many of you would pay $700 for a full week of Elk Hunting in Colorado? All inclusive self guided hunt? Shoot, I am more than willing to snatch up an opportunity like that in no time flat! You can’t … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Better: Taking Young Children Into the Turkey Woods

You know, I’ve been thinking lately about ways that I can get my two boys who are both 5, into the turkey blind with me. It’s been a dream of mine to have them hunt with me. I’ve waited 5 … Continue reading

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Sometimes life is difficult. Sometimes life is wonderful. Right now life seems to be taking the complicated trail. The type of trail that is difficult to follow, where the trail markers aren’t easily seen. I’ve been here before. I know … Continue reading

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Things to Come

I just realized that it’s been a while since I last posted to my blog. Life gets busy sometimes. Especially when you have a church to run and two 5 year old rambunctious boys who want to play hunting with … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks and Helping Others

Recently I was reminded of just how much I have to be thankful for. A very good friend of mine decided to come along with me to try to harvest some Mallards for thanksgiving. We made the drive into Nevada … Continue reading

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The Fall of The Phantom

April 15th, the 21st day of the 2011 California Wild Turkey season at 6:15 am marks the moment in time that I defeated a bird who was a most difficult adversary. I call him The Phantom Tom. PT for short. … Continue reading

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