Category Archives: Hunting

Grouse and Antler Hunting in Montana

Got an invite from a friend to spend some time in the mountains looking for antlers. He’s a dedicated antler hunter and had done some serious research to find spots that could be productive. So we took off yesterday and … Continue reading

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New Addition to The Family

Just picked up my 2011 whitetail from Shawn Andres and the boys at Alpine Artistry outside Arlee, Mont. This deer meant a lot to me as I’d been looking for a big whitetail for a long time and I wanted … Continue reading

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Montana Whitetail Hunting Rocky Mountain Front

Wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Hopefully you’re busy with family and not reading this on Thanksgiving morning. I am truly thankful for all that I have. Some days I wish I had a newer rig, other … Continue reading

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What’s This Whitetail Score?

I finally shot a big whitetail deer last fall and that head is at the taxidermist right now. A pile of summer sausage, hot sausage, snack sticks and backstrap is in my freezer. I know a lot of you double … Continue reading

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Chasing Mr. Big. A British Columbia Mule Deer Hunt

Just got back from, as it’s provincial license plate states, beautiful British Columbia. I left Missoula on the 2nd and returned on the 8th, the time between spent cruising the icy logging roads and climbing insanely steep ridges. The area … Continue reading

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Mule Deer in British Columbia’s south Chilcotin Mountains

I’ve spent too much time in the field this fall and not enough on the water. Some of that is because I’ve been being a good father, some of it’s related to hosting friends and family, and some of it … Continue reading

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Punching Tags in Montana

Got away for a few days with my father, Fred, and visited some great family friends in northern Montana. Great dinners. Lots of laughs. World Series games on motel TVs. Chicken fried steak for dinner. And a couple nice animals … Continue reading

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White Ghosts in Montana’s Madison Range

Changed it up a bit this weekend and headed into southwest Montana’s Madison Mountain Range—the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area—to be exact, to help a friend harvest a mountain goat. Having spent a lot of time in Alaska chasing goats, and … Continue reading

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Western Wolves and playing Dirty Harry

Are wolves a reason to carry a Dirty Harry sidearm when fishing? I do a lot of tromping through the backcountry looking for fish that most people overlook. I’m always aware that I could encounter a black bear or a … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Lakes on the Rocky Mountain Front

Chasing monster rainbows in God’s Country I’ve never really taken to the words expert fly fisherman. So, when people introduce me as such, I always roll my eyes a bit. I don’t doubt that I have as much or more fun … Continue reading

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