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  • For me, years of frustration and zero success on mature blacktails forced a change in mindset and approach. In recent years I’ve slowed down and taken deliberate steps to learn about blacktails year-round. No longer is my scouting limited to a few weeks prior to […]

    Blacktails – The Next Level

    For me, years of frustration and zero success on mature blacktails forced a change in mindset and approach. In recent years I’ve slowed down and taken deliberate steps to learn about blacktails year-round. No longer is my scouting limited to a few weeks prior to […]

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  • I had Friday off so I got up early (4 am) and headed out to look for a bear. Back up to the high Cascades because that’s where my tag is for. I was on the trail by 5:30, just as it was getting light […]

    Search for High Cascades Black Bear

    I had Friday off so I got up early (4 am) and headed out to look for a bear. Back up to the high Cascades because that’s where my tag is for. I was on the trail by 5:30, just as it was getting light […]

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  • I rattled within 15 yards this blacktail deer here in Washington. I’ll be looking for this buck come the 2010 late season.

    Washington Blacktail Deer, Rattled Into 15 yards

    I rattled within 15 yards this blacktail deer here in Washington. I’ll be looking for this buck come the 2010 late season.

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  • The 2009 Rifle deer season started with high hopes in mind. My father had archery hunted the same unit and had seen some nice looking bucks. I bow hunted the previous year and saw about ten different 4-points and ended up taking a first year […]

    Second Chance Buck

    The 2009 Rifle deer season started with high hopes in mind. My father had archery hunted the same unit and had seen some nice looking bucks. I bow hunted the previous year and saw about ten different 4-points and ended up taking a first year […]

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  • I looked out the door at 4:30am, and knew that with the stars shining bright and moon radiating the dark sky; it was going to be a beautiful day. We had a long drive ahead of us, but it was all going to be worth […]

    A Hunt Worth Remembering

    I looked out the door at 4:30am, and knew that with the stars shining bright and moon radiating the dark sky; it was going to be a beautiful day. We had a long drive ahead of us, but it was all going to be worth […]

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  • The year started off by going with my brother, who drew the Ochoco archery tag, up into the national forest. This is a unit we have never hunted before, archery or rifle. The first couple of weeks he got into plenty of elk and bulls, […]

    2009 Elk Season

    The year started off by going with my brother, who drew the Ochoco archery tag, up into the national forest. This is a unit we have never hunted before, archery or rifle. The first couple of weeks he got into plenty of elk and bulls, […]

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  • Hunting season is here yet again for another year and still do it yourself hunts are the only way to go. They are the most rewarding of all the different kinds in my perspective. The memories seem to last longer and the self joy is […]

    D-I-Y The Only Way To Go!

    Hunting season is here yet again for another year and still do it yourself hunts are the only way to go. They are the most rewarding of all the different kinds in my perspective. The memories seem to last longer and the self joy is […]

    Full Field Journal

  • I tell ya what….. this deer season can only be explained as “different”. The one thing that I noticed in the areas that I hunt is the lack of people and the lack of  the sound of gun shots in the air. Usually I see […]

    2009 Missouri Deer Season

    I tell ya what….. this deer season can only be explained as “different”. The one thing that I noticed in the areas that I hunt is the lack of people and the lack of  the sound of gun shots in the air. Usually I see […]

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  • In the bush you live by the seasons; hunting season, trapping season, building season. Freeze up, break up there is a season for everything. Freeze up is a fantastic time in the bush hunting is over trapping hasn’t started it is more laid back time. […]

    Campfire Kids and Other Homestead Fun

    In the bush you live by the seasons; hunting season, trapping season, building season. Freeze up, break up there is a season for everything. Freeze up is a fantastic time in the bush hunting is over trapping hasn’t started it is more laid back time. […]

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  • Hello, This year was the first year that my son Luke was old enough to deer hunt. I can only say that he was just a little more than ready to go. We tried turkey hunting in the spring and just couldn’t make it happen. […]

    2009 Youth Deer Hunting Season

    Hello, This year was the first year that my son Luke was old enough to deer hunt. I can only say that he was just a little more than ready to go. We tried turkey hunting in the spring and just couldn’t make it happen. […]

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