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Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.


Barbecue, Firearms, Friends, Schutzenfest, Testosterone

Translated as 'shooting festival' has been celebrated in German communities for about as long as there have been firearms and marksmen.  All the way back to the Middle Ages.  In its early history members of Milwaukee's German community celebrated their shooting prowess with their own shooting festival.  There were parades, bands, picnicking and the shooting.  And just like in the homeland the winner of the shooting competition was crowned the Schützenkönig (king of shooting) and reigned until the following year's competition.

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Antler Hunting

Antler Hunting, Deer Biology, Labrador Retrievers, Testosterone

Whitetail deer of the male persuasion shed their antlers every winter and begin growing a new set with the arrival of spring.  It's all about fluctuating testosterone levels.  You see, unlike human guys suffering from 'Low-T' and who might feel like their masculinity is beginning to dilute - when bucks suffer from Low-T their antlers fall-off. It's a wake-up calll for sure. They don't have access to testosterone supplements like Abbott Laboratories' Androgel.  You know - that goo you rub on your armpits to elevate your testosterone level and stave-off the effects of growing old.  If you were a male whitetail you would be at the mercy of all things - the length of daylight hours.  And Low-T is an annual event.

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Barbecue, Gunpowder and Testosterone

Firearms, Friends, Gourmands, Guy Stuff, Just For Fun, Life Is Good, Schuetzenfest, Testosterone

Friday - 19 August - 4 PM

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