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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…

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…