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Pursuing the Elusive Ring-Neck 2013 By: Jean Bergerson

We just returned from our annual pheasant hunting trip to southwest Minnesota.  We had a change in plans from our normal Halloween timed trip just prior …

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Introduction to Deer Grandma Stories

Rewritten for Women Hunting & Fishing in All Seasons by Elizabeth A. Wilkens 2012 In 2001, I finished a small book containing nine stories about …

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A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PRESENT

Deer Grandma, Story One   Early November of 1964.  My husband, Dan, and I were on our way to his parents’ farm in East-Central Minnesota.  …

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HANGING OUT THE WASH

Deer Grandma, Story Two A very warm start to a November weekend.  It would probably be the last opportunity I would have to hang the …

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WHEN IS A DOE NOT A DOE?

Deer Grandma, Story Three Pleasant daytime temperatures, cool nights.  The dull green of late summer foliage was turning into shades of brown, yellow and red.  …

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RIDGES

Deer Grandma, Story Four   Intense cold.  Even the trees were complaining, making sharp and loud booming noises to anything willing to listen.  Even the …

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TREASURED SEASONS

Deer Grandma, Story Five Seldom did I drive down this road.  I usually walked, often with the children, through fields and woods, to get to …

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FOUR POSTER

Deer Grandma, Story Six   To me, this was the Cadillac of stands.  It was on the northeast corner of our property where our land …

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SCRUFFY STUFF

Deer Grandma, Story Seven As far as scenery goes, this is not a very pretty spot.  What I see from here cannot come anywhere close …

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KNIFE RIVER BUCK

Deer Grandma, Story Eight This deer hunting thing has to be an obsession.  What other explanation could there be for . . . Purchasing a …

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