Tom Sorenson

A Solo Hunter Adjusting to Leader of Family Hunts

Returning to My Roots

July 10, 2013

This article originally appeared July 10, 2013 in the Weiser Signal American. Sometimes there are places and events from our childhood we wish we could experience again, sometimes because our perception has changed and sometimes because we wish to experience the thrill again. My childhood was filed with trips to the mountains – the Strawberry […]

Spin for Spring Bass

April 18, 2013

April was created for two things: spring bear and monster spring bass.  Since I’ve already established what this article will be about in the title, you can mostly ignore the spring bear part for now.  With the weather beginning to do its April thing, fishing can be erratic, but if conditions are right, April is […]

If Hunting Was Like Baseball

April 4, 2013

The 2009 Seattle Mariners bounced back from a 101 loss season in 2008 to win 85 games and remain relevant in playoff discussion until September.  2009 also coincided with General Manager Jack Zduriencik’s first year on the job, and many Seattle fans saw him as the best thing to hit their town since Grunge Starbucks […]

Does Venison Make Financial Sense?

February 28, 2013

I was young, newly married, and stupid, but please don’t draw connections between those three concurrent descriptions, as I’d like to one day be old, longtime married, and, well – I’ll settle for 2 out of 3.  But the incident in question did happen when I was new to having in-laws and being an adult.  We were […]

Wild Child

December 20, 2012

In more ways than one, I’m beginning to realize that I’m in a partnership with my wife in raising a wild child. Two of them, actually.  It’s true that our oldest son is daily gaining energy and exuberance much the same way that a hunting dog gains speed and lack of bladder control at the […]

Late Archery Idaho Mule Deer

November 29, 2012

I tagged out this year by mid-October.  That’s good because I like tagging out, but that’s bad because there are still hunts going on in October, November and December.  And I just have to sit and watch them pass me by.  In early November I was sitting at home when I received an email from […]

5 Bad Habits I Picked Up From Hunting Shows

November 15, 2012

The popular thing in the hunting industry these days is poking fun at hunting shows. Everyone is doing it – but only because it is so easy. I promise, because it is easy, that makes it okay. I know this is true because I heard a bully in middle school say it once. I had […]

The Sound of Animal Laughter. Part II

November 14, 2012

Continued from Part I Day 4 We were back after a needed break of a few weeks.  Coming off a stomach bug that made life miserable for a few days, we weren’t sure how much hiking we’d be able to stand, but this first day found us back at the same location as our first […]

Hunt Planned. Animals Laugh at Plan. Part I

November 12, 2012

In June we found out that my wife was successful in drawing not one, but two coveted limited entry tags here in our home state of Idaho.  My initial excitement quickly turned to uneasiness as I realized I would have to take time off from work for both an elk and a deer tag that […]

How to Hunt Revisited

November 5, 2012

I’ve established already that I grew up hunting.  I’ve also established that my wife did not.  This year I continued my lessons on hunting with my wife – I, as the student, and she as the teacher.  You see, I grew up hunting with men.  I was the youngest of three brothers, and my mom […]

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