Elk Archive

  • September 16: I leave tomorrow night for a challenging hunt in the Oregon Coast Range. Rain is predicted throughout the next week which will add yet another challenging dimension. As usual, I’ll be hunting with my hunting parnter Stan and Chris, another co-worker from Intel. […]

    Oregon Coast Roosevelt Elk Hunt

    September 16: I leave tomorrow night for a challenging hunt in the Oregon Coast Range. Rain is predicted throughout the next week which will add yet another challenging dimension. As usual, I’ll be hunting with my hunting parnter Stan and Chris, another co-worker from Intel. […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Back when I turned 30 I went to my doctor – a new doctor I had not seen before – for a routine physical. I’ll never forget the moment he said, “Tom, you seem to have gained some weight recently.” Not sure how he knew […]

    Getting in "Elk Shape"

    Back when I turned 30 I went to my doctor – a new doctor I had not seen before – for a routine physical. I’ll never forget the moment he said, “Tom, you seem to have gained some weight recently.” Not sure how he knew […]

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  • Trinity…Trinity…Trinity…!  All day, the word Trinity has been floating around my head.  And then it came to me.  My life is a divine Trinity!  Well, not that divine, but a Trinity for sure.  Most people that know me realize that I live by a certain […]

    My Trinity: Family, Bulls, and MMA

    Trinity…Trinity…Trinity…!  All day, the word Trinity has been floating around my head.  And then it came to me.  My life is a divine Trinity!  Well, not that divine, but a Trinity for sure.  Most people that know me realize that I live by a certain […]

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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 […]

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  • 2009 archery season came to a close as we packed our bows in anticipation for an upcoming rifle season. This year offered another opportunity to help others fill their rifle tags. I had brief knowledge of the two guys I would be assisting. I asked […]

    Elk Mania 2009

    2009 archery season came to a close as we packed our bows in anticipation for an upcoming rifle season. This year offered another opportunity to help others fill their rifle tags. I had brief knowledge of the two guys I would be assisting. I asked […]

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  • “Whew” – what a year! This season started off with a shot first thing opening morning. Zack and I headed to one of our favorite places where early season scounting revealed lots of elk activity (tracks, dry wallows, droppings, rubs, worn beds, etc.). Zack and […]

    Best and Worst of Northwest Archery Elk

    “Whew” – what a year! This season started off with a shot first thing opening morning. Zack and I headed to one of our favorite places where early season scounting revealed lots of elk activity (tracks, dry wallows, droppings, rubs, worn beds, etc.). Zack and […]

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