Showing posts from May, 2012

Shout-Outs and News

I haven't had much to blog about lately, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to highlight some of the other blogs I keep up with, and some events going on that I find interesting. I'm always looking for new bloggers to follow, and I like to keep up-to-date on what is going on in the outdoor industry. Here's what I've been reading lately. My friend Britney Starr of Starr and Bodill African Safaris is working with the United Special Sportsman Alliance and the Lake Superior Safari Club International to put together a 10 day safari for a wounded warrior and his brother. You can read all about it on Britney's blog . Very proud of Britney and I think this is an awesome moment for her. She was also recently named an editor for Women's Outdoor News Gear Court. Congrats Britney! One of the most interesting events in the world of archery that I've heard about lately is a Bowathlon. This competition is part foot race, part obstacle course and part 3D a

Backyard Pursuits and Other Stuff

I had a great shoot at the Christian Bowhunters of Georgia 3D Tournament on Saturday. I actually won my class which was a first for me. I have been shooting as a Novice but will now be moving up since I have won that class. My turkey season wound up uneventfully. No bird but I have learned a lot this year. Already looking forward to next season! Now it's time to tune up for my New Mexico mule deer hunt in September and possibly squeeze in a hog hunt in between now and then. Evan Bungum has been making some big changes to our Backyard Pursuits website and it's looking pretty sweet. We've got some slick new graphics and profiles for all the crew. We also have some great new sponsors this year like Norway Fusion Vanes and Rage Broadheads in additions to Natural Camo Facepaint, Hunting Science and Double Take Archery that we've partnered with the last couple years. Double Take and Rage are now owned by the same company so it was a natural fit. Be sure to check the site

Turkeys, Muleys and 3D Shoots

Well, turkey season is winding down in Georgia and I've yet to take a bird. Acorns 1, Blind Pig 0. I still have a couple of days before the 15th that I will hopefully have an opportunity to hunt. I've almost closed the coffin a few times but for different reasons I never could quite get it done. Although it hasn't been the successful season I was hoping for, I've really learned a lot. The guys I normally hunt turkeys with weren't able to hunt with me this year, so I've been hunting on my own every time. I enjoy hunting solo, but I've only been hunting turkey a few years, and the learning curve is steep. But each time afield, I've come back knowing something I didn't know when I went into the woods. So in its own way, that in itself is success. It just depends on your definition. J.J. Salinas with a New Mexico Mule Deer I was fortunate enough to draw a New Mexico mule deer tag and I am stoked! I've taken a few muleys with a rifle but this w

Truck Buckle

I found a cool truck accessory made right here in Georgia that caused me to have one of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments. Joel Peters has developed a belt buckle for your truck, or Truck Buckle.  A Truck Buckle is a hitch plug for your 2" receiver in the shape of a Western-styled belt buckle. There are a couple of different customizable designs with several front figures including a cross, a star and a deer head. You can find out more about them at .  I was at my friend Aaron's house one day and he mentioned seeing a Truckle Buckle on a truck with a big decal saying what it was, and we Googled it standing right there in his driveway. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to have one. The first one that jumped out at me was one with a deer head on it. So I got in touch with Joel and got one on the way. First let me say that Joel has been a great guy to work with and I hope these Truck Buckles really go far for him.