Mule Deer Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • My husband and I always take the first two weeks of archery season off work, so we can get the upper hand on the animals.  This year however, Darren had to work out of state the first week, so he didn’t even get to hunt, […]

    2009 Archery Season

    My husband and I always take the first two weeks of archery season off work, so we can get the upper hand on the animals.  This year however, Darren had to work out of state the first week, so he didn’t even get to hunt, […]

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  • We all think it would be great to be able to go on guided hunts, out of state or not, but lets face it, most of us just can’t afford it. I know I can’t! If you do your homework you can plan an awesome […]

    Idaho Do-It-Yourself! 2008

    We all think it would be great to be able to go on guided hunts, out of state or not, but lets face it, most of us just can’t afford it. I know I can’t! If you do your homework you can plan an awesome […]

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  • Deer season ’08 will be one that I wont forget. This year was the first year that we had the whole family in deer camp. Growing up deer hunting was more or less a camping trip with the family, with an added bonus if someone […]

    Deer Season ’08

    Deer season ’08 will be one that I wont forget. This year was the first year that we had the whole family in deer camp. Growing up deer hunting was more or less a camping trip with the family, with an added bonus if someone […]

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  • I’ll admit it:  At twenty-six years old, I had yet to kill a buck.  Oh, I’d tried, but my ramblings through the soaking jungles of western Oregon had bore much more resemblence to clumsy nature hikes than true hunting excursions.  Too, I’d had some luck […]

    My First Buck – Montana 2002

    I’ll admit it:  At twenty-six years old, I had yet to kill a buck.  Oh, I’d tried, but my ramblings through the soaking jungles of western Oregon had bore much more resemblence to clumsy nature hikes than true hunting excursions.  Too, I’d had some luck […]

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  • We headed over to the Steens mountains in southeastern Oregon for a week long break from the city life. The plan was to thin the coyote population out a bit, and hopefully get into close enough range to capture some great photos of big muleys, […]

    The Ultimate Outdoorsman’s Trip

    We headed over to the Steens mountains in southeastern Oregon for a week long break from the city life. The plan was to thin the coyote population out a bit, and hopefully get into close enough range to capture some great photos of big muleys, […]

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