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One of the Latest Offerings From Danner,  Gila, Caters to the Mobile Hunter.

At the 2017 ATA show I stopped by the Danner Boots display to see what they had in the works.  One of the boots I was drawn to was the Gila.  I don’t know if it was because the boot simply looked solid, appeared as a lightweight hiking boot allowing for excellent mobility, or the recent addition of the Sitka Subalpine camo pattern.  Either way, I wanted a pair.  Unfortunately they weren’t available at the time but finally this past fall I was able to get my hands on a pair and boy was I glad I did! Continue Reading…

Motivational Quote

March 5, 2018 — Leave a comment

Start or continue training hard now and you will be happy in three months…


…but imagine how you’ll feel when you tag out!!!!


For those of you not familiar with it’s a tremendous resource for us hunters.  They provide a plethora of articles ranging from current hunting issues and trends, memorable hunting experiences and thoughts, tips and how too, and even some interesting videos.  Continue Reading…


The Cover from The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters with My Latest Article.


Great news for Hunting Fit!  My latest magazine article just came out in the Jan/Feb copy of the The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters.  This is the official magazine of The Texas Trophy Hunters Association which I have been a member of for several years now.  It details Continue Reading…


The Subalpine Pattern is the Latest from the Team at Sitka.

In the world of technical hunting clothing Sitka has clearly made a name for themselves as arguably the premier manufacturer.  They have a wide range of offerings for all types of sportsmen AND women ranging from whitetail hunters, waterfowl hunters, to mountain hunters and anything in between.  With such an extensive offering and the fact that they strive for continuous improvement it’s easy to see why I’m a fan.  This past year at the ATA show when I met the team from Sitka it was truly fascinating to see and understand the thought and efforts that go into their work.  With all this being said, when I got the chance to try out several pieces from their Subalpine collection I was ecstatic! Continue Reading…


When it comes to footwear I’m not one to cut any corners.  Even as a child my dad would always tell me you’ve got to take care of your feet.  That advise has proven accurate and something I have not taken lightly.  Think about it this way, every single step you take while in the field your feet have to balance on whatever terrain you’re on and transmit the force from your body to the ground and back up again.  If you’re not on your feet then you’re not going to get much hunting done.  With all that being said, I had the pleasure of being introduced to a company I had never heard of before, Le Chameau.  While I believe their bread and butter for years has been their outstanding rubber boots they also offer a leather hunting boot.  I had the opportunity to try out the Condor LCX this year leading up to and during the hunting season. Continue Reading…


Even Though You See Beauty Like This in Elk Country I Had Some Reservations Prior to My Recent Elk Hunt.

I wrote an article a week or so ago pondering some of my thoughts about an upcoming elk hunt.  Now that I’ve actually went on that hunt I thought I would follow up with where I’m at today looking back at the comments I made.

At the time I was feeling the necessity to kill an elk on the trip to make it worthwhile.  That need was to fulfill several gaps including the financial investment I had in the trip as well as the time away from my family.  Continue Reading…



Just One of The Beautiful Sights I’ve Experienced Chasing Elk.

I’m not an expert.  But I do try and learn each and every time I head to the woods.  I’ll soon be elk hunting and based on my previous trips I thought I would share some of the things I’m going to do this year to hopefully help put some elk meat back in my freezer. Continue Reading…

Questions of the Hunt

October 16, 2017 — 1 Comment

Is This What My Dreams Are Made Of?  (photo courtesy of

It’s almost time.  I’ve been waiting for two years and now the adventure is near.  I feel as if I’m not prepared although I’ve got more than enough food and gear and am in as good a shape as I’ve been in in 20 years.  I’ve got great hunting partners along with a pocket full of tags.  The anticipation is overwhelming right now but it will be over before I know it.  Will it be a success?  Sure it will.  I’ll bring home memories regardless of the outcome.  That’s the point.  Well, part of the point.  I really  like eating meat.  That’s the other portion of why I pour so much effort into my hunts.  Meat.  Yep.  That’s it. Continue Reading…


I Sure Hope To Be Taking Another Pick Like This One Soon!

As my elk hunt quickly approaches I am in the midst of making the final plans on what I will be taking in with me.  Some of my gear will be tried and true but I’ve got a few new items going with me this time.  Over the last couple hunts I’ve come to understand a little more of what one needs in the backcountry and am continually refining what I trust to keep me safe and comfortable.  Here are a few items that I believe will help improve my odds of being successful by keeping me in the field longer and wasting less time. Continue Reading…