Michael Pearce

The Eagle's outdoor reporter highlights the latest hunting, fishing and wildlife news.

Have an outdoors story to share? We’re all ears

11/03/2013 7:53 AM

11/03/2013 7:54 AM

Get any two outdoors lovers together and it’s only a matter of time before the stories are flying or photos are shared. It’s for that reason that we’re beginning “Sharing your outdoors,” a chance for readers to share their successes, failures, memories and photos with others on the Eagle’s Outdoors page and at Kansas.com.

We’re starting by asking for your true stories of buck fever. You know what I mean, the tales of how the sight of some tiny, golden retriever-sized buck with antlers like golf tees reduced a mighty hunter to quivering jello.

It’s happened to me and I have the arrows scattered over several Kansas counties to prove it. A good friend is contributing the time he worked his rifle until he emptied his .30-30 at a herd of deer as they trotted by ... without remembering to pull the trigger on a single round.

Come on, it’s probably happened to you, so please share.

E-mail your story to mpearce@wichitaeagle.com , or send it to Outdoors/Sharing, The Wichita Eagle, 825 E. Douglas, Wichita, 67202. Please include contact information.

Some contributions will be included on a future Outdoors page dedicated to buck fever, with one article on what causes it and another some of the funnier examples.

Watch for other “Sharing your outdoors” projects in the future.

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