Greg Moriates

Family, Food, and the Outdoors

Keep Shinning

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

Walt Whitman – 1819-1892, Poet

Happy Veterans Day

Thank you to all the men and women that served and continue to serve the great U.S.A. 

Dream a Dream

You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

David Viscott – 1938-1996, Author

Deer Stand Approach

See the attached link from Mossy Oak about deer stand approach. 

I know as a kid walking to my stand, I learned a quick lesson on foot placement. I stepped on a twig, it snapped, and the white flags of a deers tail went up. Five deer approximately 35-40 yards away bound into the abiss of the deer woods to never being seen again. 

Great article on clearing you deer path to your stand below. 

Deer Path Approach!

Believe I Can

Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.

Mohandas Gandhi – 1869-1948, Civil Rights Leader

The right fletching for the job.

Arrow fletching is the controlling arm of your arrow. When the right fletching is used, it can optimize arrow and point/broadhead accuracy. 
Here is a good article on arrow fletching and bias head accuracy. 

Fletching Choice

Enjoy this article, your family and friends. Respect those in need. 

Marinating myths

Do you marinate your meat?
I don’t necessarily marinate meat as much as I use to. I typically use injections when I smoke brisket, turkey, pork shoulders, etc. I also use an herbed butter when I roast a turkey. But I never truly marinate meat. 

I am heavy on the salt when it comes to red meats. I like to make a herbed salt and lay it on thick.  It forms a nice crust and enhances flavor. 

The link below is a great article on the myths of marinating. 
Enjoy!

Marinating Myths

It’s all about family, food and the outdoors. 

10 Shooting Tips

As a hunter, we aim to place the best shot that will allow the most ethical kill. 
Many of us have our favorite rifle, but do we really know how to increase accuracy based on what we were taught. 
Maybe…maybe not. 
Here is a great article from a military marksman. 
10 Shooting Tips

Aim High

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.

James Cameron – Filmmaker

Keep Inspired

The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.
Raphael Saadiq -Singer/Songwriter