The JCS Spring/Summer Reading List: 15 Titles!

Upon returning from a recent pastor's conference, I was overwhelmed with thanksgiving as I unpacked my bags full of fresh new books! I needed filling. My spirit felt dry. If I say that now, I must take the full responsibility on myself, because I no longer have any excuse. 

Flying With Bowhunting Gear: 5 Things to Remember

I'll never forget the anticipation I felt while packing to fly on my first out-of-state bowhunting trip. I thought I was going to wear out You Tube looking for videos on the best way to safely, and legally, fly bowhunting equipment without setting off any alarms or being added to a watch list. I was thankful when I found out the truth of how these items are handled. As long as I remembered some basic principles, I had very little to worry about.

The Fight Back From Failure

I can’t say that I’ve achieved final victory over failure in life. It would be foolish to try to convince someone it’s even possible. Humans fail. Failure, and the results of it are a harsh and painful reality. What I can affirm, is that if I have any true victory or success at all in this life, it is ultimately because of God’s grace.

Ministry Profile: Pastors in the Outdoors

When Moses held up his hands the Israelites would win, when his hands got tired the Amalekites would be winning, so two men stood beside Moses supporting his hands and the Bible says, “his hands were steady till the going down of the sun.” The Israelites were victorious. We long to be like those two men who support the man of God so that the church can be victorious.

Winter Crappie: Sharpening Spring Techniques With Cold-Weather Slabs.

Not everyone loves to hunt as the weather turns cooler and even cold.  Many die hard anglers find ways to make winter fishing trips and keep fresh fillets in the skillet all winter.  Recently I hooked-up (no pun intended) with one such guy.

Lessons from the Field: 10 Essentials for Killer Hunting Footage.

Filming your hunts is one of the most rewarding yet challenging things you can do in the woods. Hunting by itself is hard enough but when you add camera gear and a cameraman, things are taken to another level. However, being able to capture your experiences and share them with others is so fulfilling.

Get Outside! 8 Great Ways to Introduce Your Kids to the Outdoors this Spring

I love the feeling of the first warm days of early spring. It not only means I can get out myself, but it means the conditions become bearable for me to get my kids out with me.

The Sportsman’s Dark Winter: Making the Most of the “Off Season”

New Post! Mid-January through the first warm days of early spring is dreadfully slow for a lot of sportsmen. The fury of fall has ended, so how do you break through the arduous, dark, depressing days of not being able to strategize for your hunt this weekend? Follow these tips and strap in. It's the sportsman's "Dark Winter".