Hunting

Through Fresh Eyes

This past year our group worked harder, hunted smarter and had better encounters than ever…and didn’t notch a tag. That’s ok. The fact is, I’m a better hunter now than I was last year and so are my friends. On last year’s amazing trip, we went elk hunting and found success, this year we became elk hunters and found wisdom. I hope that sharing our lessons helps you to do the same...

A Day to Remember

There’s something special about your first time. A first kiss, first car, first house are all imprinted in our memory for a reason. Hard as we try, we can never recreate the anticipation, wonder and emotions that only come when experiencing something for the first time. Hunting the west has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember...

Questions About the Future

On the drive back home my son and I were both riding on the high of an experience that neither of us would soon forget. I’d be lying if I said that it was easy to push down the desire in me to kill a bird to ensure my son enjoyed his time outdoors. He may never have the same passion for hunting or the outdoors that I have, but the lessons he learns from our time spent together in the turkey woods will hopefully carry with him wherever his own passions take him...

A Hunt For Meaning

I was burnt out! Not your run-of-the-mill, “I-have-a-lot-going-on-at-work” or “My-kids-are-driving-me-nuts” burnout, but the type of deep and utter physical, mental and emotional exhaustion where all you can muster each day is to get up, go through the motions, crash into bed, and repeat. The weight of trying to be a good husband, father, son, brother, friend, and boss had sapped the spirit out of me...

The Lighter Side

BANG! Shuck-shuck. BANG!

With the flick of a tail the dreams of a 16-year-old boy bounded away. The first shot exploded a 3-inch maple between us. I quickly pumped a new shell into the chamber of my great grandfathers Ithaca Deerslayer, moved the crosshairs over, and fired again...

 

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