• What You Need To Know About “Elk Shape”

    What You Need To Know About “Elk Shape”

    You’re finally taking the plunge to head out west for your first backcountry elk hunt. If you’ve been doing your homework, the topic of fitness has probably come up a time or two. Some experienced hunters claim you don’t need to worry at all, while others are training like they’re headed to the Olympics. So which is it? Last year, […]

  • Simms Fishing Gear Review

    Simms Fishing Gear Review

    When the weather gets nasty, the gear you’ve chosen can make or break you. When you’re gear keeps you comfortable on your adventures, you’ll undoubtedly stay longer and go harder, at least this my philosophy. In order to be comfortable on the river in the worst weather, I turn to Simms Fishing Products. Whether it’s 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing, […]

  • Steelhead Fishing Report 4/7-4/11

    Steelhead Fishing Report 4/7-4/11

    Took a few days off work for an annual steelhead fishing trip that a couple friends and I do every April. We originally scheduled to fish from 4/5 (Wednesday) through 4/9 (Sunday) but the forecast was calling for too much rain followed by a very cold day on Thursday, so we pushed everything back by two days. Turned out to […]

  • Float Fishing Set Up

    Float Fishing Set Up

    With peak steelhead season in the foreseeable future, I figure it’s time to shed some light on how I rig my rods up for float fishing. There are multiple ways to set up a float fishing rig and the way I do it is not the only way. It’s what works for me and I will explain why I rig […]

  • Fishing Report 3/7/17

    Fishing Report 3/7/17

    Well it’s been a while since I’ve thrown one of these fishing reports up. I think it’s pretty obvious that fishing has been great during the warm ups and tough during the cold spells. Luckily, those warm ups have been hitting on the weekends so fishing has been good for my friends and I. It looks like we’re in for […]

  • Kryptek Vellus System Gear Review

    Kryptek Vellus System Gear Review

    For the last three years I have been using Kryptek Gear for all my hunting related adventures. I’d say Kryptek is better suited for western spot and stalk style hunting but I’ve been putting it to the test mainly as a midwest whitetail bowhunter. This year I had the pleasure of testing out Kryptek’s new Vellus line up. The Vellus […]

  • Breaking Down The Cost – DIY Montana Elk Hunt

    Breaking Down The Cost – DIY Montana Elk Hunt

    An article I recently read about budgeting for an elk hunt had the total price at over $6,000 for the entire trip. That was for a do it yourself (DIY) trip. The author of this article had his guided hunt at $14,000… these numbers are unrealistic. So unrealistic that I am compelled to share with you what it cost me, […]

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by / on May 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm / in Home, The Outdoorsmen

Chris Nolan

Chris Nolan – The Western Connection There are experiences in everyone’s life that are cherished and truly unforgettable. The most incredible hunting trip of my entire life would have never happened without Chris which makes him a cherished and truly unforgettable friend. I met Chris through some mutual friends about ten years ago. At that time, Chris was President of […]

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by / on January 12, 2017 at 7:28 am / in Fishing, Home, Videos

Three Days On The River

Here’s a video I through together of my dad, a couple buddies, and myself steelhead fishing from a while back. The fishing was pretty good and the weather cooperated nicely.

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by / on December 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm / in Home, Hunting, Videos

Montana Elk Hunt – Check Mate

Two years ago I flew out to Montana and spent five days hunting for elk with my good friend, Chris Nolan. I filmed the entire trip and although we never had an opportunity to kill an elk, the trip was deemed a success by the sheer amount of experience and knowledge we gained that week. Check out the video from that […]

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by / on December 1, 2016 at 6:54 am / in Home, Hunting, Videos

Nebraska

Back in 2010 I was doing some habitat work in Nebraska on the Missouri River. While I was out there I got permission to hunt a 140 acre farm that butts up to the Missouri River. I only had a few days to hunt and ended up taking a small six point with my bow on the last morning I […]

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by / on October 27, 2016 at 7:17 am / in Home, Hunting Product Reviews

Sitka Tool Bucket Review

Run and gun. Hang and bang. Call it what you want. For me, there is no better time to utilize a mobile tree stand hunting set up than the early season. Days are still plenty long and there is no need to burn out pre-hung stands during the early season. My favorite mobile set up is the Lone Wolf hang […]

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by / on October 18, 2016 at 11:28 pm / in Home, Write Ups

Where To Hunt This Weekend, My Weekend Plan

Since last week I have been watching the weather forecast like a hawk. I’m a cold front hunter and there was a cold front forecasted for this coming weekend, 10/21 – 10/23. Sometimes the weatherman plays with my heart and the forecast just doesn’t pan out. Fortunately for us bowhunters, the weather was forecasted properly and we are seeing a […]

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by / on October 10, 2016 at 9:03 pm / in Fishing Report, Home

Quick Fishing Report 10/9

Had the opportunity to get out on the river over the weekend. My buddy and I were on an early fall steelhead mission more than anything. We spent the day floating beads and spawn bags behind active spawning salmon. We figured that’d be our best chance for an early steelhead and hoped we’d also run into some hungry trout. Unfortunately, […]

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by / on October 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm / in Home, Write Ups

The Bucks Of Fall

Last year I put a post together about some of the bucks I’d be chasing across northern Michigan during the 2015 hunting season. I was lucky enough to harvest one of those bucks off my hit list and had high hopes that some of the other shooter bucks would make it to the 2016 hunting season. Let’s get right to […]

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by / on September 5, 2016 at 9:34 pm / in Home

To Hunt Solo Or With A Partner?

I still remember the early October evening of 2014. It was my first hunt of the year on a 100 acre property that I had leased by myself. A nice 3.5 year old 8 point had taken up residence on this property and I caught him on trail cameras all over the lease that summer. During my first hunt of the […]

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by / on August 31, 2016 at 10:58 pm / in Home, Write Ups

Early September Rubs And How To Hunt Them

Goodbye August, Hello September. There’s a crispness to the air, days are getting shorter, and college football kicks off this weekend. Fall is truly right around the corner, and with fall comes hunting season! Some states archery seasons have already begun but a lot of us are still waiting for late September or October 1st for our archery seasons to […]

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