2015 hunting season turn out better than projected

As I do every year, I put in for Utah general rifle deer, Wyoming Antelope and a host of hunts in Washington. This is on top of the general hunts in Washington. Okay, but remember you don’t always get what you put in for…so; I need to feed the passion to hunt. Wyoming came up…

WA 2015 Quality Deer hunt

 Who sits around checking the WDFW website looking to see if the drawing has happened yet? Well there is way to check and see before you know what you have drawn; it’s been called the ‘backdoor’ approach. So when I noticed I had drawn a Quality Deer tag I was overly excited….since it has been…

Utah 2015 general buck hunt

Always a great thing to see your credit card get hits by the UDNR…That means I have a deer tag to hunt in Utah. This year my son is coming back and my nephew will be a part of the trip/hunt. Not much to get ready since I have been there almost 12 years. This…

Depredation Elk hunt 2014

We have a program here in Washington State that is called Master Hunter. This program you have to master a weapon/s, dedicate 20 hrs for the 5 year period to conservation and take a test. After you do all this you get chances to haze elk/deer and a few tags. Since I got in the…

Washington DIY bear hunting 2013

Since my bear hunt on the Reservation last year, my thoughts have been on bear hunting. I have had a rifle fixed up by my gunsmith, I bought a pass to access timber company land and I have set trail cameras (lots of elk). We have spent at least a day every week for about 3…

A New Hunter’ Adventure by Preston Swasey

For all of my life I have had an outdoors man around me that has taught me the ways of the outdoors. That man is my father. I have spent countless hours fishing with him, but the chance to hunt big game together took twenty-one years to take place. After recently returning from serving a…

My son’s first buck hunt, Utah 2013

I have been waiting all year for this hunting trip.  Over the year I have been gathering gear for the kid, saving vacation, making plans, waiting for the homecoming party to be over and trying to get the kid excited for the trip. This is going to be my first time being able to teach…