Days Afield

The Journey

I learned to bird hunt with friends — we weren’t reading about it or seeing it online or in social posts because there wasn’t…

Grouse Camp Lore

It’s quiet. Six inches of fresh powder and temperatures in the teens have subdued the forest. I’ve been on the road since 4 a.m….

Way Upland

It’s the second day of the upland season and I am in a pre-dawn traffic jam. I’m following a string of crimson taillights up…

The Hunting Singularity

The Singularity is a hypothetical future point where self-aware machines run improvement cycles resulting in super-intelligence that is uncontrollable. Basically, humans create machines that…

Unspoken Alliances

A number of years ago I was riding shotgun pre-dawn on opening day in Kansas. My buddy was behind the wheel as we chugged…