Since none of us would be here without a father, I figure I’d do all those fathers out there a solid and give you some gift ideas to make his Father’s Day one he’ll really appreciate.  Fortunately for you I started this project a little early so I can make some educated suggestions.  The following are products I’ve used and tested and would love if my kids get any of them for me.  Continue Reading…

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Hunting seasons are in full swing with gift giving season just around the corner. I’ve compiled a list of various items sure to make any hunter happy this Christmas.

As the Fall hunting seasons get underway I hope everyone is having great luck and making some lasting memories.  Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to try out some great gear.  I thought it would be beneficial to provide you with some suggestions as the Christmas season approaches and you start thinking about giving (or recieving!) some sweet outdoor gear!  As I’ve sampled all the gear in this article I have first hand experience with their capabilities, features, and functions.   You won’t go wrong with any of the following recommendations. Continue Reading…

Spring Forward

March 14, 2021 — Leave a comment


Spring Is The Ideal Time to Come Out of Hibernation and Put Smiles on Kids Faces.

What is everyone looking forward too as temps begin to rise and daylight starts sticking around a little longer each day?  I enjoyed the cold snap experienced during February as it gave me a chance to get out on the ice for the first time in many, many years but now it’s time to start focusing on the transition to Spring. Continue Reading…


February 14, 2021 — Leave a comment


Keeping Your Priorities Updated and In Check Will Help You Get the Most Out of Life. (pic courtesy of

As you all know, time is one of the most valuable things we have.  It’s always a delicate balance of priorities.  Everyone has time, its just a matter of what you do with it.  If you are prepping for a mountainous hunt you’d best make time to get into shape.  We should all make time to maintain some level of fitness even with nothing substantial on the horizon.  We owe it to ourselves. Continue Reading…


For Years its Been Considered Standard to See Your Doc at Least Once a Year for a Physical (pic courtesy of

Although I haven’t put any new workout related articles on the site for a while now, I wanted to take a moment to touch on your overall health.  While diet and exercise are paramount to living a long and fulfilling life, there are some things you can take advantage of from the medical profession to help stack odds in your favor.  Continue Reading…


I Put the YETI 105 to the Test During This Year’s Deer Season.

I’ve found over the years as I travel more for my hunts that I’ve always got a need for a cooler.  By definition the fact I’m going hunting means I’m looking to bring some food home.  Food in most cases needs to be kept cool and clean.  What better way than an air tight, permafrost insulated, rotomolded cooler?  My thoughts exactly.  With this in mind I started the 2020 deer season with high hopes to test out the YETI Tundra 105 and YETI Ice. Continue Reading…


Don’t Let Social Media Have a Negative Impact on Your Life or Hunts! (image courtesy of

What are you guy’s thoughts on social media?  Of course beings I have a website and several social media accounts, I’m not a hater.  At first (years ago now!) I was a little obstinate but after I had to get an account to see the pics of my kids my wife was posting I began to use it more and more.  Now I find it fairly useful, moderately entertaining, and with some verification slightly educational.   But even as social media continues to influence us more and more, I still have some reservations with it. Continue Reading…

Recent Magazine Articles

December 16, 2020 — Leave a comment

While I’ve been making a concerted effort to post more regularly to Hunting Fit, I’m still doing some free lance work on the side.  If you want to check out a few of my other pieces go pick up a copy of North American Whitetails Hog Hunting Magazine and Michigan Out of Doors Winter issue. Continue Reading…



Once again Sitka proved why they are one of the top performance hunting clothing manufactures in the country.

As I sit here on the cusp of winter I thought it would be good to get a review out on some items that may just make your late season hunt bearable.  On top of their outstanding clothing lines Sitka offers a couple other items that I really wanted to try out and see if they could be difference makers.  So I procured a Ballistic Beanie, Incinerator Muff, and Neck Gaiter for my late season whitetail hunts here in the Midwest. Continue Reading…

Make It Your Hunt

November 30, 2020 — Leave a comment

Random Hunter

During one trip to Colorado I was tucked back into some trees waiting for the elk to feed out into the open. As I waited this gentleman and his horse came passing by. He didn’t see me or I would have smiled and waived as he was enjoying his hunt just as I was.

You know what we need more of?  Participating in hunting in a way that fits your mold.  No one else’s.  If it makes you happy, is ethical, and legal…go for it.  Like big bucks?  Let the little ones walk.  Like meat in the freezer?  Shoot the first thing that comes by.  Prefer archery?  Get that stick and string out!  Come out once a year for the gun opener?  Have your orange ready and get after it.  We are all different and as hunters we should embrace that.  Continue Reading…