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Mike Wilson: A New Year’s tradition and a Museum of Ham

My granddaddy used to get country hams and fresh tenderloin from a childhood friend, Jumper, who stuck with farming after the Depression and always kept ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Friday, December 29, 2023 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: It was the Christmas of ‘61 I remember most

What I remember most about the Christmas of 1961 was seeing natural ice for the first time (at least, the first time I can remember) ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, December 21, 2023 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: Oh, he’ll be back… and so will I

I suppose I am sometimes viewed as “portly” by those with enriched active vocabularies. Accordingly, my chest waders (to use the nomenclature of most outdoor ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, December 7, 2023 12:01 pm

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Mike Wilson: An unexpected guest

Back when our girls were small, my teaching schedule at Hampden-Sydney College allowed us to make a grand sweep of the eastern U.S. during summer ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Friday, December 1, 2023 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: Make mine a redhead

If zipping along in the dark at 26 knots in 25 degree temperatures and 20 knot winds in a 21-foot fiberglass tub in skinny water ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Friday, November 10, 2023 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: I used to be a Meherrin deer hound

My last time serving as a deer hound happened in Meherrin.  Now I have been duck hunting a few times with others who had well-trained ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Friday, November 3, 2023 2:54 pm

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Mike Wilson: Stanley and the Dirt Clod

After reading my recent piece on confessions, my daughter hastened to inform me that I had left out a very important one, so here goes: ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, October 12, 2023 4:57 pm

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Mike Wilson: A story to tell about Briery Creek

When the Briery Creek Wildlife Management Area, featuring hundreds of acres of flooded timber for bass fishing and duck hunting, opened in Prince Edward County ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: A handy guide to low disposable income fowling

A well-heeled middle-aged acquaintance of mine recently decided to take up hunting for the first time and asked for my guidance in gearing up for ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, September 21, 2023 12:00 pm

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Mike Wilson: A concise guide to modern granddadding

There is nothing in this life quite like that moment when you hold a newborn grandchild for the first time. You look into each other’s ... Read more

by Mike Wilson, Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:00 pm

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