Review of the ICONX Heated Core Vest from Pnuma

I was out of my element. I was accustomed to the mountains, hiking, glassing and using the terrain to find, stalk and take my prey. Illinois felt to me like a whole new world. Nothing was the same or familiar and as a seasoned hunter with 20 years of experience under my belt it felt…

Pining For Fall

Ahhhh…summer. Sweat, dirty bare feet, wedding invitation after wedding invitation, the days that you spend trying to get to fall so that you can go hunting again. At least that is what it feels like to me. I know a lot of you relate to this as there are probably at least 250 different memes…

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…

Hunting Roots

There is no one word to describe the heart of who a person is. A word that captures the combination of experiences, character, choices, morals and thoughts hasn’t been created. A word that encompasses the entirety of who you are simply doesn’t exist. Possibly the reason for that is because that word would be seeking…

Predator Protein

Predators are viewed from every angle and spectrum of human emotion. By some they are revered, mystified and enshrined as gods. Others view them as purely terrifying, placing themselves into the prey position and realizing the full potential of the creatures. Still others view them as steep competition for their resources as we are predators…

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…

Hunter Judgment

I am a Christian. That may cause hatred, love or indifference in those who read it but no matter your stance on Christianity I think we can all agree that we have a bad reputation for being judgmental. It has been well earned, but strangely I have felt those same condescending looks come from a…