Hunting Success

November 15, 2014

There have been some happy hunters out there this fall! Here’s a few pictures of our sons, Todd and Tom and their successful hunts…                                                               […]

First Deer… Priceless

November 15, 2014

It was a special experience to be with our young friend Seth, when he killed his first deer. The excitement and sense of accomplishment is priceless!               Seth had reason to feel good about his accomplishment… the weather was miserable, visibility was poor, the terrain was vertical… but the hunt […]

Final days of September

November 12, 2014

                This would be our last hunt of September 2014… so it was with a mixed feeling of sadness and anticipation that we made our way up the mountain. Things had gotten pretty hectic for Gary at work, and we didn’t know if it was going to work out […]

Mama bear and cubs encounter

October 6, 2014

I hunted hard during my Spring Bear hunt and never saw hide nor hair of a single bear. I did see a lot of elk… so it is a given that during our elk hunts we see a lot of bear! Here is a little footage of the mother bear and her two yearling cubs […]

Weeks Three and Four

October 3, 2014

The third week of September we mixed things up a bit! Gary went hunting with our son Tom, who was here visiting from Nebraska… and I had “Grandma time” with the tribe! There’s nothing like the mind of three and five year olds!! It makes you really appreciate simple things in life when you look […]

Week Two, September 13th

September 23, 2014

September always slips by too fast! Here we are in the fourth week and I don’t want it to end! After all the action in our last outing, we just couldn’t stay away from our favorite little canyon. So Saturday morning, September 13th we were at the trail head an hour before daylight. It might sound a […]

Up Close!

September 17, 2014

I posted the story of our hunt on September 6th… but here’s the video of my encounter with the bull that came within 16 yards of me! In the video you can see that I would have had an opportunity to shoot when the bull turned. I was thinking all the while he was facing […]

Opening Day

September 16, 2014

August 29, 2014 found us hiking up the mountain to spend the night on a narrow hogback waiting for the dawning of the 2014 archery season. A dawn Gary came close to never seeing… It started with a very innocent looking shale slide. We have crossed many shale slides. This one really looked no different. […]

One Week into September

September 16, 2014

September 6th found us high up on the mountainside in the cool timber at the edge of the elk’s favorite bedding grounds. We had heard the bugles drifting down on the morning thermals as we hiked up in the dark that morning. Gary was pretty certain where they would be and formed a plan to […]

Turkey and Bear-Catching up on the Spring Hunts!

August 31, 2014

Now that Opening day of Archery season has come and gone and the magical month of September is stretching out before us, I will try and get caught up on the hunts we had in the Spring! I drew a Spring bear tag in a unit we know very well… I’ve drawn this tag three […]

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