Recent Scott Railey Entries

  • The Christmas Deer
    Dec 13, 2012

    The Christmas Deer

    A small 4-point buck helped Scott remember what the Christmas season is all about.

    By: Scott D. Railey John Roy Lightfoot is a rough old soul. At 55 years old, he could easily pass for 70. It’s amazing what three packs of cigarettes a day, mixed with a dozen beers and who knows what else will do to the body…but, it can’t be good. Yeah, John Roy had a rough... read more

  • Sam’s Rifle: Thoughts on a Child’s First Gun
    Nov 20, 2012

    Sam’s Rifle: Thoughts on a Child’s First Gun

    As a father and grandfather, it is a special time to present a young boy with his first rifle.

    By: Scott D. Railey Have I told you I have a grandson? Well…like so many older folks who like to brag about their grandkids, I guess I’m now one of ‘em. Sam Railey will be 2 years old this coming January. I know this sounds a little premature, but I’m building Sam a rifle. I know... read more

  • Walking Across Alaska: The River, Part III
    Jul 5, 2012

    Walking Across Alaska: The River, Part III

    I love Alaska. When you’re in the bush it doesn’t matter if it’s 2012 or 1912. You’re on...

    By: Scott D. Railey Read Part II Here I opened my eyes to a new morning as steam poured out my sleeping bag, like smoke rising to the roof of the tent.  “Now that’s a sight you don’t see every day,” I thought.  The Coleman bag was very damp but very warm. Hollofil... read more

  • Walking Across Alaska: The River, Part II
    May 7, 2012

    Walking Across Alaska: The River, Part II

    Author, Scott Railey, gets in some hot (or should we say cold?) water in a near-death experience in...

    By: Scott Railey Read Part I Here Part II “Man, it’s cold,” growled Steve Vogt. I stirred in my sleeping bag listening to the loud river roaring by our tent. The old toboggan on my head helped me keep warm through the night. It was a lesson I had learned in Montana’s Bob... read more

  • Walking Across Alaska: The River, Part I
    Apr 3, 2012

    Walking Across Alaska: The River, Part I

    This is the first in a series of articles about Scott Railey's first Alaskan Adventure...One that...

    By: Scott Railey September 19, 1989, at 4:30 a.m. – My dad was driving me to the Orlando International Airport to catch a Delta flight to Anchorage, my first trip there.  I left my truck at his house to keep from paying two weeks of parking at the airport.  Dad unexpectedly pulled his car... read more