Life Ups

We crossed the Idaho/Montana border last night without a white-tailed deer in our possession. The beautiful and complicated high mountain prairie canyons were reluctant to give up their elusive whitetails. Tristan had an opportunity at a smaller 4×5 early on in the weekend but decided to pass on him in hopes of seeing a larger…

The Search

Crunch crunch…frozen snow makes a noise similar to a five year old with a bag of Doritos. We sounded like three five year olds with 3 party size bags of Doritos this morning as we made our way out into the frozen woods. There would be no sneaking up on game this morning. Lucky for…

Stay Tuned…

It has been a great hunting season this year. We have lots of antelope and elk in the freezer and many great new adventures logged away in our minds but it is far from over! Many tags are left to fill in this household. Tristan has two whitetail tags left…one in Idaho and one here…

Thanksgiving Musings

Thanksgiving is almost here. I can almost smell the steaming potatoes smothered in smooth, turkey flavored gravy. Many great days, in the life of me, have revolved around Thanksgiving. It is a time of celebration, a time of good food and the rut is happening. Ah, the rut. That elusive, wise, whitetail buck who is…

Truth Rings Louder In The Woods

I am getting ready for this weekend’s elk hunt. You might think I am packing up my gear or washing camo and I will be doing all of that soon, but since I am a mother of three little awesome tornados, my getting ready for a hunting weekend looks a lot different than it used…

Ancestry

Donnie Vincent said it best.  

Rewarding Frustrations

So rewarding. So frustrating. How can one thing be described as both? Because it’s archery. My first experience with a bow is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. It was very rewarding for me and extremely frustrating for my dear ol’ Dad. Have you ever seen those cute little red kids bows? I…

Tribute To Coffee

It tastes as good as the sun feels when it finally crests the ridge top on a frozen fall morning and begins to thaw your numb bones causing steam to rise from the melting frost on your listless body. Suddenly, its warmth brings back your will to hunt. It tastes that good. I want to…

Legacy of Land

There are so many places I want to go see, see again and see more of. Glacier National Park for instance. Yeah, I know I live in Montana. I know it is only a couple hours away and there is really no excuse for not having seen it already. I think that the wonders right…

As Luck Would Have It.

  I don’t believe in luck. I never have. I do however own a lucky pair of pants. I know that they really aren’t any more spectacular than any other pair of pants but for some reason I have just had more successful hunting experiences while donning those particular camos. They are in more trophy…

Dare Ya’ll.

I love history. There are so many amazing people and events just hanging out back there waiting to be discovered and learned from. Lately I am starting to realize more and more that even more exciting than past history is our very own future where history is yet unwritten and eagerly waiting to showcase our…

Anticipation

Life without the feeling of anticipation would really be no life at all. I love having something to look forward too…something to think about that is yet to come. It can be something small like having the last load of laundry done and empty hampers or something huge like a due date or anniversary. Right…