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by / on June 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm / in Home, Write Ups

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, […]

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by / on April 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm / in Fishing Report, Write Ups

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 […]

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by / on March 13, 2017 at 11:34 pm / in Fishing Report, Home, Write Ups

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 […]

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by / on January 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm / in Home, Write Ups

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 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 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 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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by / on August 23, 2016 at 10:35 pm / in Home, Write Ups

Tree Stands, Trail Cams, Early Season Plans

Well, the title says it all. The last two weekends have been filled with setting up hang on tree stands and checking trail cameras. A couple of those trail camera checks have allowed me to figure out who the top bucks are on each property and how I might be able to hunt for them during the first few days of […]

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by / on August 8, 2016 at 11:18 pm / in Home, Hunting Product Reviews, Write Ups

Four Trail Camera Tips From The Pros

Over the last couple years I have started using trail cameras more to pattern mature bucks than to just take inventory of them. To shorten my learning curve on how exactly to pattern mature bucks I have pulled strategies from few specific podcasts which have prove to be chucked full of invaluable information. Below is the best of the best […]

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by / on August 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm / in Home, Write Ups

Nebraska Scouting Trip

Wow! What a weekend. Driving 1,540 miles in 24 hours makes for two very worn out whitetail fanatics. My buddy, Mike and I spent the weekend driving out to Nebraska to scout, set up three hang-on tree stands, and put two trail cameras out on a 140 acre piece of private property we have permission to hunt this fall. We […]

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