As fall ebbs into the darkness of winter and the seasons come to an end. I take this lull before I can go chase winter steelhead to find inspiration from […]
This fall bowhunting season I need to make some adjustments to how and where I hunt as well as there will be a change as to frequency. My wife and […]
This off-season has found me a bit dislodged from my writing and presence in the twittesphere. I’ve recently just switch jobs and have now begun a work from home position. […]
During my first hunt I learned quickly how different hunting versus hiking was and specifically how bow hunting has its own set of nuances. I realized there are 6 basic foundational elements to a hunt all critical before you even can come to full draw.
Hunting is an activity that I have no real prior experience with. About seven years ago I started to think more and more about my food, where it comes from and was interested in the locavore concept. While I was not necessarily militant about my need for hyperlocal eating, I had fun exploring options and experiments to supplement my diet with a more local and sustainable way of eating.
Chasing mule deer at 4000 feet alone in the stillness of the woods is humbling. With my bow in hand I traversed the steep terrain of the Cascade mountain range hiking between seven and 10 miles a day. While also spending countless hours sitting around in mid-30º temperatures glassing ridges in search of these ghosts, and each glimpse of this elusive animal filled me with awe.
As my first hunting season encroaches day by day I find myself trying to ingest as much last minute information as I can about hunting. Field notes this week is […]