Elk Archive

  • I calculated that I walked almost 70 mountain miles getting into and out of the backcountry with a backpack weighing 60 plus pounds for 9 days. I ran into two rattlesnakes fully-coiled up, shaking their rattlers ready to strike in the pitch dark, only to […]

    Archery Elk Smackdown

    I calculated that I walked almost 70 mountain miles getting into and out of the backcountry with a backpack weighing 60 plus pounds for 9 days. I ran into two rattlesnakes fully-coiled up, shaking their rattlers ready to strike in the pitch dark, only to […]

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  • I had a fantastic hunting trip this past weekend with a friend, Harold, and his wife. I left work early Friday around 1:00. Harold had already gone ahead the day before and set up his camper. Kelly, his wife, and I caravanned out to the […]

    Elk Hunting with Dinkess Envy Outfitters

    I had a fantastic hunting trip this past weekend with a friend, Harold, and his wife. I left work early Friday around 1:00. Harold had already gone ahead the day before and set up his camper. Kelly, his wife, and I caravanned out to the […]

    Full Field Journal

  • The temperature in my boots raised dramatically as I aggressively put one foot in front of the other on the dusty, rocky mountain trail at 12,000 feet. I could feel my heart beating faster than normal, and the sweat rolled down my cheek falling to […]

    Scouting Elk In Colorado

    The temperature in my boots raised dramatically as I aggressively put one foot in front of the other on the dusty, rocky mountain trail at 12,000 feet. I could feel my heart beating faster than normal, and the sweat rolled down my cheek falling to […]

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  • At this point, the “Train to Hunt,” monicker shouldn’t be a new term for any of us.  It seems that hunting has become like any other sport out there when it comes to preparation.  If you want to be the best bowhunter walking this planet […]

    Train to Hunt

    At this point, the “Train to Hunt,” monicker shouldn’t be a new term for any of us.  It seems that hunting has become like any other sport out there when it comes to preparation.  If you want to be the best bowhunter walking this planet […]

    Full Field Journal

  • Tired, bitterly cold, hungry and unable to see in the Colorado darkness, I rocked back and forth on top of my horse trusting his sure-footed steps would return me to humanity after this tough elk hunt.  As my brother, Kevin and I made our descent […]

    Bowhunting During The Rifle Season

    Tired, bitterly cold, hungry and unable to see in the Colorado darkness, I rocked back and forth on top of my horse trusting his sure-footed steps would return me to humanity after this tough elk hunt.  As my brother, Kevin and I made our descent […]

    Full Field Journal

  • What an incredibly blessed year for both family and friends! The season started with good friend Gary Lewis as we traveled throughout the NW conducting “Public Lands Elk Hunting” seminars that’s now in production for DVD called “Northwest Elk Academy – Your Pre-Season Boot Camp”.   Gary and I share a passion for mentoring non-bias elk […]

    Northwest Elk 2008

    What an incredibly blessed year for both family and friends! The season started with good friend Gary Lewis as we traveled throughout the NW conducting “Public Lands Elk Hunting” seminars that’s now in production for DVD called “Northwest Elk Academy – Your Pre-Season Boot Camp”.   Gary and I share a passion for mentoring non-bias elk […]

    Full Field Journal

  • Elk season 2007 was a great year for my party.  I had been looking forward to it for many months.  We only draw this tag every 4-5 years, so when we found out the results of our draw, I was ecstatic to say the least.  […]

    An Amazing Elk Season

    Elk season 2007 was a great year for my party.  I had been looking forward to it for many months.  We only draw this tag every 4-5 years, so when we found out the results of our draw, I was ecstatic to say the least.  […]

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  • I have always felt it wise to try to capatilize on the present opportunity. More simply, when life gives you lemons…well, you get the idea. Such was the case in June of this year, when the ODFW website showed I had not been successful in […]

    2008 Elkhorn Spike Hunt

    I have always felt it wise to try to capatilize on the present opportunity. More simply, when life gives you lemons…well, you get the idea. Such was the case in June of this year, when the ODFW website showed I had not been successful in […]

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  • Over the past couple years our team, friends and family have enjoyed the privilege of getting to know the Simpson family who share a passion for conserving elk. After talking with the Simpsons about elk behavior, biology and language while conducting research for our Public Lands Elk seminars we […]

    Private Elk Tour

    Over the past couple years our team, friends and family have enjoyed the privilege of getting to know the Simpson family who share a passion for conserving elk. After talking with the Simpsons about elk behavior, biology and language while conducting research for our Public Lands Elk seminars we […]

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  • Once again fall was in the air and adrenalin began to flow as rifle elk season drew near. I’d stayed up all night packing to make sure I had not missed any items. This was the time of year when weather can do crazy things so I knew we needed […]

    Two Man Elk Drive

    Once again fall was in the air and adrenalin began to flow as rifle elk season drew near. I’d stayed up all night packing to make sure I had not missed any items. This was the time of year when weather can do crazy things so I knew we needed […]

    Full Field Journal