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  • Elk Hunt 2010 Glassing, Glassing, Re-Focusing, Glassing, …found him!  There he was at 12,000 feet in the middle of an alpine meadow chasing satellite bulls away from his muddy wallow.  Finally, we found the bull we were looking for after a week of knotty backcountry […]

    Chasing the Bugle

    Elk Hunt 2010 Glassing, Glassing, Re-Focusing, Glassing, …found him!  There he was at 12,000 feet in the middle of an alpine meadow chasing satellite bulls away from his muddy wallow.  Finally, we found the bull we were looking for after a week of knotty backcountry […]

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  • http://www.outdoorfathers.com/ Every once in a while you cross paths with someone who stands out in a crowd; someone who is thinking about the big picture and doing something about it. Such is the case with Monte Perron of Raleigh, North Carolina. Social Networking is a […]

    Outdoor Fathers – An Interview with Monte Perron

    http://www.outdoorfathers.com/ Every once in a while you cross paths with someone who stands out in a crowd; someone who is thinking about the big picture and doing something about it. Such is the case with Monte Perron of Raleigh, North Carolina. Social Networking is a […]

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  • I’ll keep this post brief.  I was fortunate to have filled my blacktail tag during the final hours of the short Washington late rifle season*, November 18-21 (Thursday-Sunday). Rubs lines like this in Octoberare one of the best indicatorsof a dominant buck in the area. I hunted a few […]

    2010 Washington Blacktail

    I’ll keep this post brief.  I was fortunate to have filled my blacktail tag during the final hours of the short Washington late rifle season*, November 18-21 (Thursday-Sunday). Rubs lines like this in Octoberare one of the best indicatorsof a dominant buck in the area. I hunted a few […]

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  • Trail cameras have many uses including patterning animals, seeing what is in the area, and watching growth of animals. There are many different types as well from expensive 7-8 hundred dollar ones to one hundred dollar cameras. I personally use mine for just about everything […]

    The All Knowing Trail Camera

    Trail cameras have many uses including patterning animals, seeing what is in the area, and watching growth of animals. There are many different types as well from expensive 7-8 hundred dollar ones to one hundred dollar cameras. I personally use mine for just about everything […]

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  • A mature buck pushes a doe past one of my cameras on 10/17/09 The following sequence of photos illustrates the alure of hunting blacktail deer during the final week of October.  Typically, this is a magical time in the blacktail woods, where bucks feel the […]

    Blacktail Rutting Action!

    A mature buck pushes a doe past one of my cameras on 10/17/09 The following sequence of photos illustrates the alure of hunting blacktail deer during the final week of October.  Typically, this is a magical time in the blacktail woods, where bucks feel the […]

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  • Loaded the airboat, got my muzzy gator rig on my bow, earmuffs, bug spray, I’m ready! I have never been on an airboat before so that was an adventure in itself. I couldn’t hide my excitement, especially while we were cruising right over the top […]

    Larysa Gets Her Gator

    Loaded the airboat, got my muzzy gator rig on my bow, earmuffs, bug spray, I’m ready! I have never been on an airboat before so that was an adventure in itself. I couldn’t hide my excitement, especially while we were cruising right over the top […]

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  • Boy, it feels great to be back here on PTO after taking a little time off  for school. I have been fortunate for the 2010 hunting season. I have drawn some decent tags this year and will be sharing my adventures. I will be hunting […]

    Stay Tuned for the 2010 Hunting Season

    Boy, it feels great to be back here on PTO after taking a little time off  for school. I have been fortunate for the 2010 hunting season. I have drawn some decent tags this year and will be sharing my adventures. I will be hunting […]

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  • I was pretty pumped this year for archery season. I had shot a lot of 3-D shoots and felt pretty good about my abilities this year.  My confidence was up, since we had been busy in years past working on building houses, but this year […]

    1st Round Goes To The Deer

    I was pretty pumped this year for archery season. I had shot a lot of 3-D shoots and felt pretty good about my abilities this year.  My confidence was up, since we had been busy in years past working on building houses, but this year […]

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  • As I made my final turn into camp, I was acutely aware of the emotions trips previous had garnered. I was, however, unsettled. Where there should have existed optimism, contentment, and a sense of whole, I only felt unsettled conflict and anxiety. Such feelings were historically nonexistent. Indeed, […]

    A Hunt in Memory of Grandpa

    As I made my final turn into camp, I was acutely aware of the emotions trips previous had garnered. I was, however, unsettled. Where there should have existed optimism, contentment, and a sense of whole, I only felt unsettled conflict and anxiety. Such feelings were historically nonexistent. Indeed, […]

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  • This post is all about the proper field care and do-it-yourself processing of game at home. I won’t get too deep into the details throughout the entire process because that could fill the pages of a full-length book. Instead, I’ll share some of the key […]

    Field to Freezer – Meat Care & Processing Tips

    This post is all about the proper field care and do-it-yourself processing of game at home. I won’t get too deep into the details throughout the entire process because that could fill the pages of a full-length book. Instead, I’ll share some of the key […]

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