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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…

Elk On The Brain

September 30, 2017 — Leave a comment

A Snapshot of my First Elk Hunt I’ll Never Forget

With my elk hunting trip looming in the next few weeks I couldn’t help but do a little internet searching for some last minute insight and inspiration.  After reading many articles I decided to share a few of my favorites with you all.  It’s been a while since I made a post sharing various links to other articles but being I am no expert I do my research just like any of you.  So if you’re as excited as I am take a look at the following articles if you need to pass some time waiting for your adventure to begin! Continue Reading…



Just Because You’re Hunting Grounds are Full of Flat Ag Fields Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Need to Be In Shape.


If you are a follower of then you know that fitness plays a huge role in my daily life as well as many of my hunts.  A lot of this dedication and preparation stems from my love of hunting in the mountains.  When you’re in the bush for a week at elevation you’ve got to be ready if you want to be successful.  I realize that many of you reading this get that aspect of being physically fit for those types of hunts, but what about some of the supposedly less strenuous hunts out there?  Here are two examples of what would normally be considered fairly straight forward hunts (not easy,  just not as physically demanding in their design) that I was very thankful I had the strength and stamina to produce a favorable outcome.  Continue Reading…



The ER310 Was One of the First Things I Had Ready for Hurricane Harvey.


Living in the middle of the disaster called Hurricane Harvey I have a new found respect for emergency preparedness.  Mainly because I thought I was prepared…I really wasn’t.  While I did take precautions and had the appropriate rations to keep my family safe and alive there were certain aspects of a dire emergency I had not taken into account.  I won’t go into all my personal struggles as many were far worse off than I was but I do want to take a minute and tell you a little about one of the items that I did have on hand during this devastating event.  One of the first things I dug out and had ready to go as the impending storm approached was the ER310 Emergency Radio from Midland. Continue Reading…


Cliff on Pack In

Got a Hill to Climb?  You Better Be Ready Flatlander!!!


So you’ve got a mountain hunt planned but you live on a table top of topography.  The clock is ticking and you’ve got to be able to reach that high ridge in time to cut the approaching elk off.  What can you do to be ready?  While there are a million ways to train I wanted to share a couple cheap options that anyone can have access to.  If you live in a vertically challenged environment then take a look at these and consider adding them to your training regimen. Continue Reading…



Its Has Been A Busy Yet Very Rewarding Last Three Months


While it appears to be a slow time of year for us hunters I would argue that there is way more opportunity than most realize.  Case in point I was excited for a slow down this Spring so I could actually start pumping out some content.  Well, if you follow the page, you’ll agree with me that it did not happen.  So I wanted to take today to let you know that while I haven’t been writing I have indeed been gathering some great content to share with you and have some exciting things forthcoming. Continue Reading…


How Lucky I Felt to be in this Picture!  Home Sweet Camp!

A lot of us tend to focus on going ultralight and shoot for a minimalist approach to our camping setups.  What if we had a chance to carry all the comforts with us in a portable and easy to set up tent for our next outdoor overnighter?  If you have considered such a situation and you can drive to your camping spot then I’d like to introduce you to a company called Tepui.  Amongst other things (Tepui Gear Bags Review), they make top quality and pretty nifty rooftop (or truck bed top) tents. Continue Reading…