DIY mounted deer antlers

I have done a couple mounts before, but with the press board plagues and Styrofoam covered skull caps. They work but I wanted to try something new. I used Walnut Creek Hardwood for a couple of European pedestals and really like them. In 2010, I shot a buck and could not make a European mount…

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…

Bear and Elk meatloaf

What other way can you think of pairing these two wild game together? You can use any big game meat you have on hand. I have done straight elk or deer, and elk and deer together. Remember that this is a guide, change up what you think you would like better. Bear and Elk meatloaf…

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…

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…