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…

Annual salmon fishing trip in September 2013

As always in September the WDFW opens Coho (silver) salmon for wild and hatchery fish. So a bunch of us head out for 4 days of fishing. Which some days are nice and some are raining, but it is a great day to hang with friends and load up on the salmon. Craig and I drive out…

New to Trail Cameras…..Still a newbie.

T“When are we considered not being newbies to trail cameras?” I was asked.  This is after going out just a couple of times. My answer was, “next year.” I didn’t realize that it took so much work to prepare and to find spots that nobody will be able to find the cameras to steal. I…

Special Application time (Season)

Man it seems like I have been doing is getting ready for hunting season, I have fished a bit. I have been getting rifles modify, I even got a new one (.300 RUM), putting trail cameras out (look for my blog on this) and of course it has been Special application time. I like to…

Keeping them involved

Here I sit, with cabin fever and was wondering what to write about next.  I figured I would stay with teaching new hunters, whether young or old.  So I asked each one of my kids to write something that they had learned from me taking them out in the wilds.  I will get to their…