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 […]

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 […]

Little Arrows Falling ‘Round You Everywhere

October 21, 2013

Many of the younger generation wouldn’t remember the 1968 song, Little Arrows sung by Leapy Lee   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvXDxobNteA) But some of you might know the lines… the lyrics go like this…“There’s a boy ( in this case a girl!) a little boy,  Shootin’ arrows in the blue,  and he’s aiming them at someone,  but the question is at who?. The chorus says, Here they […]

Spring Turkey Hunting- Part 2

July 1, 2013

I know summer is upon us with all the wonders of fishing, camping, hiking and of course scouting for those big bucks and bulls… but I can’t quite let go of the Spring Turkey hunt! I had such a fun season hunting with my Dad, niece Brynna and even had an exciting solo hunt. Here […]

2013 Spring Turkey

May 25, 2013

It’s hard to believe Spring turkey season will soon be over in Idaho. My dad and I started it off with lots of action and dad was able to bring home the bird in the first week of the season… it was another pricless time spent with my dad in the woods! The second week […]

End of September – Close of The 2012 Archery Season

January 10, 2013

The last few days of the season were approaching and we hadn’t been able to get out much since our three day hunt on Labor day week-end. We decided it was time to drop everything and head for the mountains… We felt like our opportunities would be good higher up the mountain, so we loaded […]

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