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Gilliland, Steve

You Never Know what You Might be Missing

I saw an old friend in town the other day and he asked how I had done trapping last year. I told him I...

Pepe Le Pew, we Smell You!

A term often used around Christmas and Thanksgiving is “Seasonal Smells,” meaning scents like pumpkin pie, roasting turkey and the scent of pine; pleasant...

Ye Haw, PETA Rides Again

One of several problems in our society today, is the intolerance of differing opinions; by many, anyone with a different opinion is seen as...

Squirrels; Love em’ or Hate em’

As a youth, the after-deer-season joke between me and my buddies was the question “Well, are you eatin’ venison or bologna?” A few years...

Soup, Stew or Creation?

A couple years ago after catching my last bobcat of the trapping season, I laid it on the pickup tailgate and marveled at the...

Snow; Love it or hate it

Show me a Midwesterner who doesn’t have some sort of love-hate relationship with snow, and I’ll show you the rock they have lived under....

The Legend of Sink Hole Sam

A couple important occurrences helped shape the history of Inman, Kansas, one an historical fact and the other a legend. The fact is that...

Twas the Night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring EXCEPT that darn mouse. It chewed and it rustled so to...

Sometimes Life Just Stinks

I haven’t trapped for a couple years now, simply because, unless you skin and completely finish the pelts, and are willing to ship them...

Wrenches in the Plan

This year’s 2023 deer firearms season opened bright and clear Wednesday beneath a beautiful full moon, and was as calm a morning as you...
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