Circle Of Life

It was a typical Wednesday morning. The flurry of getting everyone’s needs met before they headed off to work or school went by without a hitch. The clutter and dishes left in the waste would have to wait because this Wednesday was about to become non-typical. The night before I had carefully prepared everything my…

Let’s Get Real

  Christmas has overtaken my world with a rush of activity, smells and sights that I love and loathe alike. Candies, songs, memories and expectations all smash together into a big ball of joy and stress careening down the snowy hill of December and poised to crash awkwardly into the New Year. Somehow in the…

Mother Nature Takes Pity

Bears, the picnic basket stealing, honey loving, fluff buckets that continually produce the winning move in our cat and mouse games each hunting season. Every time the sun goes down on the last day of bear season and I am left standing in the brush, un-punched tag lying listless in my camo pocket, I develop…

Spring Bear Hunting In Montana

  Spring offers a few motivating reasons to get out into the woods here in Montana. Cabin fever is a great motivator, as are turkey season and bear season. This year I am spending some time out glassing for the elusive black bear. One of the benefits of bear hunting is the vast amount of…

Slaughter Or Nothing

I have discovered a trait within myself that is undesirable. That is nothing new. I often find faults within myself that are probably blatantly obvious to everyone on earth, for eons and eons, except me. Suddenly, the fog clears from between my offset and very uneven ears and I finally see what everyone else has…

Fall Off Cloud 9

So much has happened since I last put finger to keyboard. Nothing in this over computerized, technologically engorged culture ever waxes poetically anymore. But my fall has been the purest picture of perfect. I feel spoiled and I am spoiled. I don’t deserve to have had so many things go my way but I will…

A Moose Hunt Through 8 Year Old Eyes

Meet Briger, my 8 year old daughter and light of my world. I wanted to try and help her capture her first hunting trip so Tristan and I outfitted her with her own little camera and binoculars and she took care of the rest. The day we got home from the hunt I sat down…

Shredded Elk Roast

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best things. That is the case for this wild game crockpot roast recipe. This is the only way I cook a roast and it turns out amazing every time. Not only does it work but it is so simple and requires very little ingredients! I start with…

Hunters Do Laundry Too.

I am a mom after all and as such I find myself doing laundry on occasion. Ok a lot. All the time. I guess my washer and dryer are always occupied, lets just put it that way. Muddy laundry, bloody camo laundry and kid laundry (the horror). Laundry soap is expensive these days along with…

Family Time in the Field

Yesterday I was able to go out and do some shooting with my DPMS Mini-SASS. My scope, a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm FFP with the new EBR-2c MOA reticle, is very high tech and I wanted to spend some more time just practicing calculating yardage and turret adjustments accurately. My scope allows you to adjust…

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…