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…

Heart Healthy workout for hunters

Hunting season is over and cabin fever is setting in. I have put in for Utah deer for my son and I, getting test loads for a couple of rifles, teaching hunter education and going through my gear to make sure it is ready for next season. But the big thing I’m doing is getting…

What ammo should you carry?

Every year I hear these stories; this ammo was cheaper, I sent my buddy to get me more ammo, it said 7mm, and my favorite it fits in the gun. If you own the gun you should know what it shoots. I seen a guy come out with a new rifle that he bought at…

Thought of the Day.

As I sit here and think about my last year’s hunts and some of the medical problems I was having at the time….I look over the effect it had on a couple of my hunts. With my history, two heart attacks, I will never be a back country hunter like Cameron Hanes. My heart does not…

What does “Being Ethical” mean to you?

You hear a lot about road hunters and how they don’t get out of the vehicle, they just drive around.  Is it unethical?  I believe that as long as they follow the rules that pertain to shooting from the vehicle/road and laws regarding loaded firearms in their vehicle, that’s their decision….and it means less people in…

The Outdoor Education of our Children

As I get ready to wish my daughter her 23rd birthday, I was thinking about the way I brought her up.  As a game, this year, I posted a bunch of photos of her when she was little.  In my favorite one, she is holding a canvasback.  In another, she is holding a fish and a razor clam.  She loves…