Getting Rid of the After Turkey Dinner Blaahs

December 3, 2014

Sitting around most of the morning feeling bogged down after overeating the past couple of days, I suddenly remembered I had a special cow elk permit burning a hole in my pocket. It was rather late in the morning when we decided to drag these old, out of shape bodies up the mountain and try […]

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 […]

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 […]

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   ( 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 […]

The Problem I Think is We Need Larger Zip Ties

October 13, 2013

  When a Problem continues to present itself, most intelligent beings will sit down and try to find a solution.  Such it was this year as I came home with a little forked horn deer the first day of the Idaho deer season.  Now no one loves the tender little steaks from a forky more […]

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 […]

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