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 […]

Update From The Great Plains

February 19, 2014

Well it looks like Tom’s family is getting acquainted with the Nebraska Outdoors.  Since moving there in December He’s been deer hunting three times, goose hunting once, shot his first Nebraska Coyote and this past weekend he went Ice fishing for the first time in his life.  Seems they aren’t letting any moss grow under […]

Nature’s Majesty

February 9, 2014

As the year comes to a close I have been reflecting on  the privileges we’ve had of soaking in all of Idaho’s amazing beauty… here’s a little photo shoot of all the majesty we’ve witnessed this past year… Wishing everyone a Happy New Year filled with beauty!                 […]

Brooding for Bear And Talkin’ Turkey

February 9, 2014

April is just around the bend and thoughts have been burning toward  Spring Hunts these days… and all the hunting magazines help fan the flame with big Toms and Bruins gracing their covers. As I poured over the latest tips and techniques in the Outdoor Life I realized I’d better get my equipment out and […]

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