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A Silver Lining

Kevin Mennett

October 15th, 2015

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  The opening morning of Pennsylvania’s 2015 archery season was a cold and rainy one. The rain clouds seemed to follow me around the entire day, even when the rain stopped. It was just “one of those days” for me. We’ve all had them, it […]

Passing It On

Kevin Mennett

August 26th, 2015

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The opening day of archery  season is just around the corner for most of the country.  I’m sure that (like me) you’ve spent countless hours tuning and shooting your bow.  Your trail cameras have been out and pictures and videos have been analyzed.  Stands have […]

Junior Ridge Runners Leading the Way

Kevin Mennett

May 12th, 2015

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The 2015 Pennsylvania Spring Gobbler Season started off with a bang (literally)!  First up was Brayden Mennett.  Opening morning of the special youth hunt found me sitting in a blind with my niece Skylar Hicks.  Skylar came along to help run cameras.  Cory and Brayden […]

The 2015 Great American Outdoor Show

Kevin Mennett

February 21st, 2015

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The 2015 Great American Outdoor Show has once again, come and gone.  Judging by the amount of people I saw and the smiles on their faces; I would say the show was a success.  The show, sponsored by the Outdoor Channel and the National Rifle […]

Plumbrook Ohio

Kevin Mennett

November 10th, 2014

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Ohio’s DNR holds several controlled hunts each year and I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in one of them.  The hunt I was drawn for took place at the Plumbrook NASA facility.   I was allowed to invite a guest hunter and […]

Tree Stand Safety

Kevin Mennett

November 6th, 2014

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Recently, a very good friend of mine, Justin Everhart, suffered a fall from his tree stand.  Fortunately he wasn’t injured because he had been wearing his safety harness.  Justin’s safety harness prevented what could have been a fatal accident.  The photo is from his stand.  The […]

Home Bucks vs. Away Bucks

Kevin Mennett

September 16th, 2014

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As you pull into your neighborhood after a long day at work, you notice that something is different. You look closely and realize that the power company has trimmed a few branches from trees that were close to the utility lines. Although the changes are […]

2014 Turkey Season

Kevin Mennett

September 16th, 2014

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  Hunter:  Brayden Mennett             Photo by:  Skylar Hicks   The 2014 turkey season provided the Ridge Runner Crew with some exciting moments as well as some frustrating ones.  Kaitlyn Price and Brayden Mennett both scored on nice birds; Kaitlyn’s […]

Size Matters

Kevin Mennett

September 16th, 2014

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Brayden Mennett’s first archery kill 2013 Recently, I was talking with an acquaintance who I know is fairly new to bow hunting.  When I asked how his season went, he answered that he “only killed a small fork-horn”.  He seemed embarrassed and apologetic for doing so. I […]

The Great American Outdoor Show

Kevin Mennett

September 16th, 2014

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The 2014 Outdoor’s Show is sporting both a new name (The Great American Outdoor Show) and new management, The National Rifle Association.  As all of you most likely remember, last year’s show was cancelled when many exhibitors, guest speakers, and outdoors enthusiasts pulled out and […]