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March 24, 2011

Faith Outdoors

Like many outdoors enthusiasts, I am not happy about the 6-inch snowfall that is delaying spring’s arrival. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to use the snowblower again, but there I was firing it up yesterday and getting hit in the face with snow as I cleared my driveway and sidewalk.

It was nice to finally see grass within the last week, but it quickly disappeared under a white blanket yesterday. I had started turning my thoughts to spring turkey hunting, and was beginning to practice my calling.

Unfortunately, I lost my zeal for it yesterday. But, I had to make a quick rebound today to buy a surplus turkey tag in Wisconsin for both myself and my 13-year-old son, William. The youth turkey hunting weekend is coming up in just two and a half weeks, and I’m hoping we won’t be sitting in snow on those two days.

In the meantime, something I saw on the web today made me smile. I got an e-mail for a site called Minnesota Outdoorsman and decided to check it out. Turns out there’s a lot of stuff to see — and it’s all free. I definitely like that. I registered and gained immediate access to hunting and fishing articles, forums, fishing reports and more. Looks like a great way to keep tabs on the local outdoors scene.

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About Dave Hrbacek

Staff photographer and writer for The Catholic Spirit. Also, avid outdoors enthusiast with a passion for hunting, fishing and photography. Married to Julie and have four children, three boys and a girl.

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