|Fred Jr, Fred Sr, Scott, Mark|
A New Year and New Beginnings
|Sheridan and Mommy|
I was also invited to join the Outdoor team of Urban Hunting, completely humbled that they want to use my blogging to highlight their adventures.
Immaculate Modest Conception
The whitetail rut has come and gone and the spring mating ritual for the wild turkey is on the horizon, just in time for the abstract idea of Swamp City Media to be born and the rejuvenation of our kindred outdoor souls that are starting to cramp with cabin fever.
|Sister Tracy, Nephew Brennan on a TN urban hunt|
|Scott Jr, Blake Soileau, Scott Sr. at "Honey Brake Lodge|
|Rhett and Fred Perkins|
To fully understand the idea of Swamp City Media you will need to follow me while I interpret Scott's philosophy on hunting. My credentials are short but I know a humble man when I meet one and when we share the same outdoor passions my opinions are typically as accurate as a smooth bore rifle but at close range pretty darn precise. After all, Scott and I spent a few days in the deep Alabama woods together last spring chasing turkeys and we both made it back alive (see Talladega Nights ) and if you have ever been to the central Alabama pine woods you will know there is nobody or nothing there, so getting to know each other was not an option!
Scott contracted the hunting bug at a very young age and used this infection to earn his spending money by trapping wild animal pelts in his home territory of the Pine Hills of Central Louisiana. His then hero, Daniel Boone, romanticized the outdoors and inspired Scott to try and split every pine within site, if it wasn't for his other passion of football, Scott may have deforested the Southern Pine with nothing more than a hatchet!
|Scott and Papa Bear on the radio|
|Scott with a big 8|
So you see; the misconception of needing vast amounts of land or rural living to enjoy the outdoors from a hunters perspective is just that, a misconception. The concept of Swamp City Media is simple ( Swamp- growing up in Louisiana, City- hunting in Nashville, Media- DVD and website) but the meaning is much deeper; a glimpse of how deep it goes can be seen in the ranks of God, Family and Hunting, when you meet Scott you will fully understand my perspective.
In between diaper duty I try to spend some of my free time writing and researching my next outdoor adventure, I also take time to thank my creator for all he has given me and reflect on how blessed I am. For instance; just today my wife opened a new toy for Sheridan, as we tried to get her attention with the toys her focus kept shifting to the Pronghorn Antelope and Whitetail deer mounts hanging on the walls, she will either be an outdoors woman by default or grow up to be a vegan...either way I will love her to the end!
I am excited to be invited to be a part of Scott's team and with the arrival of our new baby girl this whole year will be an adventure and hopefully Swamp City Media will be there to capture all those memories!
The Achoo Haiku
By T.C. Loughery
She sneezes a lot
The diaper genie is full
The turkey goobles