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Quarter century. Twenty-five years. Longer than the life of James Dean, longer than some pine sawtimber rotations in the southeast, longer than it took for the internet consume society following the conception of the personal computer. Twenty-five years ago this spring a fire was sparked inside of me. A fire that would burn hot enough to sustain itself with essentially no fuel for some nine months out of every single year to follow. A passion of enormous proportions. A passion that would consume my thoughts many days and dominate my dreams many nights. This photo was taken twenty-five short years...

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It's nothing like a early season youth hunt to kick things off for the up coming deer season! Especially when you get the phone call to bring you son or daughter to a premier up and coming hunting lodge in Illinois along the Mississippi River!   With a six hour drive me and my son were rolling in to Eastside Lodge for our first hunt of the year and what a hunting lodge to stay in, it was littered of a family hunting heritage that had hunted along the banks of the Mississippi River from years past. Pictures of successful...

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