Sharon Scheffler stepped lively into the outdoors when she married her husband, Bill, in 1983.
She figured it was her best chance to spend time with the avid hunter and angler.
Since his death last September, she's hitting the outdoors at a dead-run.
"It really helps me feel a connection with Bill, doing those things he loved," Scheffler said.
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Many fishing trips are planned this year to his favorite spots. She hopes to shoot her first turkey this spring.
She's also marketing the annual fishing and wildlife guide book Bill started producing and selling shortly after they were married.
The $7 booklets give month-by-month predictions on which days to be fishing.
It's largely based on moon phases. The book contends that dark-of-the-moon times are best for scaled fish. Full moon periods are best for catfish.
The booklet also contains chapters on Bill's detailed opinions on how the barometer, air clarity, humidity and other elements alter fishing and game movement.
Scheffler said her husband completed the 2010 edition last summer. The family will continue to produce the book in future years and hope to produce a Web site on the topics.
Her plans call for lots of bird hunting, something she'd not done until last fall.
"I used to walk the fields with Bill and his friends but I never carried a gun," she said.
Last fall she accepted a friend's invitation to try her hand at bird shooting.
She went 10 weekends and got much more than the one rooster pheasant she shot for her troubles.
"I had so much fun and really got into it," she said. "It felt so good hunting with Bill's friends, shooting his guns. We spent so much time outdoors together. I just had to keep going."
The books are for sale at Zeiner's Bass Shop, 737 S. Washington.