Saturday, December 1, 2018

10 County fence Pull

Today’s fence pull with the 10 Country chapter of the Muley Fanatic Foundation was a success. The local mule deer herd should be a little happier tonight. This project was designed to pull some old fence on a section of Red Canyon Ranch that will be replaced with a wildlife-friendly design. This area is part of a critical mule deer migratory route and will hopefully be a boost to the Lander deer herd. 

Special thanks to Jared Oakleaf for spearheading this project and keeping everyone in the loop. Glad to be a part of such a cool day. Check out Jared's blog, Come Far Pilgrim.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

More Doe Patrol

Grocery shopping Part 2. This girl is possibly the biggest doe I’ve ever killed. She was off to herself so I really didn’t know until I walked up to her how big she actually was. Talk about a Freezer Queen!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Doe Patrol, continued...

Grocery shopping, Wyoming style. Whitetail hunting out west is much different than it is in the eastern part of the country, and I miss November mornings sitting in a treestand. But these critters are too fun to chase and even better to eat. It’s hard not to apply for an extra doe tag or two every year.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Wyoming BHA State Board

I am very honored to have been added to the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Wyoming Chapter State Board, joining some other great champions of wild places. Looking forward to doing great things in southwest Wyoming!

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters. Our freedom to hunt and fish depends on habitat. While many of us enjoy hunting and fishing on a range of landscapes, including farm fields and reservoirs, there is something special – even magical – about hunting deep in the backcountry or fishing on a remote river.

Wilderness hunting and fishing deliver a sense of freedom, challenge and solitude that is increasingly trampled by the twin pressures of growing population and increasing technology. Many treasured fish and wildlife species – such as cutthroat trout, grizzly bear and bighorn sheep – thrive in wilderness. Others, like elk and mule deer, benefit from wilderness. From the Steens Mountain Wilderness in Oregon to the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho and the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, BHA members treasure America's wilderness system and strive to add to it.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Goat Doe Patrol

Doe patrol is underway. I had two doe antelope tags this year in the same unit as my buck and was able to fill the first one. Antelope meat is not known as the best available and many people don’t care at all for it. I happen to think it’s delicious when prepared right, and this young doe is going to be ever-so-tender.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Speed Goat

September has been good to me so far! Really thankful to fill the first pronghorn tag I’ve had in over 10 years. Also the first blood for the new Maven RS. riflescope. I’ve had the scope for a while but just got around to sighting it in on my rifle this past week. Very happy with its performance so far!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Archery Muley

Finally notched a 2018 tag! A solid week of elk hunting didn’t produce any meat, but deer backstraps will do. I spent 7 days hunting elk and even though I got into some I couldn’t get a decent shot at a bull. Partly out of frustration and partly looking for an easier hunt, I left the mountains and went to a section of BLM land to look for a deer. The spot proved productive and there were three muley bucks bedded in a draw not far from the road. After a short but intense stalk I was able to put an arrow in this buck, making him the first muley I’ve taken with a bow in about 7 years.