BELGRADE, Minn. (AP) - Dennis Bertram worked the curved blade in an unhurried rhythm, releasing thin curls of redwood. The emerging decoy lost its band-saw edges while old-time country played on the radio.
Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Sept. 23, 1993. It has been edited slightly for brevity. - LP
One advantage of living outside a city is that you can hunt and shoot in your own backyard, right?
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face.