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Turkey hunting in Colorado is essentially a run and gun method. Unless you have birds nearby that are patterned, you will be spending a lot of time on the run.…
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‘Tis the season for turkey! Indeed, it is time to start dusting off the turkey calls and making some noise. Now, if you are an experienced turkey hunter, you have most…
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I love bird hunting. It’s not just being in the field, watching my dog on point, waiting for the flush, or connecting with a bird mid-flight. It is also the…
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While female hunters are the fastest growing demographic in the industry, it is very important to consider the best ways to talk to and mentor female hunters. As much as…
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It took me a while to learn from my dog in the field. While the dog was constantly doing the work, I kept my focus elsewhere. The sky. The edges…
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There is nothing like the sound of geese setting their wings as they willow leaf into your spread. To me, that sound is even more incredible from the pit. There…
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Pheasant season is upon us and experiencing that time in the field with a working dog is one of the greatest hunting pleasures. While most hunting excursions are uneventful, it…
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I admit it. I have a terrible sense of direction. And terrible seems to be a delicate term for my situation. It honestly doesn’t matter if I am driving in…
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Developing a pup into a top-notch hunting dog is an act of love and commitment. While impeccable breeding is paramount in choosing your pup, how you mold your puppy in…
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Let’s face it: Some hunters just grab the nearest box of ammo that fits in their shotgun and go without a second thought of how to choose shot sizes. I…
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High altitude hunting can definitely be a challenge, especially if the hunter has not adequately planned and prepared for this excursion. Often, hunters cash in countless acquired points on a…
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I was recently in the market to purchase a new scope for my rifle. After reading what seems like hundreds of reviews, I realized that there is literally a scope…
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What exactly is bore sighting?  Simply put: it is aligning the crosshairs of your new scope with the barrel of your rifle. Yep. That’s it. I am at a point…
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We've all been there: You have a fresh kill, but don't want to make the same 'ol meals out of it... Well, Mossberg has the solution: Wild Game Gourmet: The…
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From the time I learned what an Aoudad was, it was immediately on my bucket list. I’m not sure what the initial appeal was, to be honest. I just really wanted…
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If you are anything like me, you have a huge (and in fact, growing) bucket list of hunts.  It seems that each time I tick one off, I add two…
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I have had aoudad on my bucket list for years. And now I finally get the chance to go with Justin Grosse of Hunting Adventures International. The experience was fantastic…
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I am approaching this piece in my typical tongue-in-cheek method.  Creating a story that goes no where, that is filled with laughs and self-deprecating insights as well as lessons learned. …
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As I have gained hunting experience, I have found the confidence to get out and hunt by myself.  I actually really enjoy it at times.... I started solo hunting for…
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Fall turkey hunting.  While many hunters do not have the interest in hunting turkeys in the fall, I personally highly recommend it. I cannot speak for other hunters but I…
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  "The African Safari: This is a line item on most hunters’ bucket list. It is often said that once you hunt in Africa, it gets in your blood and a…
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Typically, as I offload my packs and gear at the end of one particular hunting season, I am simultaneously re-packing and organizing for the next hunt (which is never far…
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I never thought I would hunt in Africa… then it happened.  Let’s just say, mind blown!  The African adventure is something any hunter should throw on his or her bucket list. …
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I, like many upland hunters, take full advantage of the upland bird seasons by getting out in the field at every opportunity. Once the seasons close, I begin to feel…
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Waterfowl hunting. It has become nothing short of an obsession to me over the last couple of years. I love it. I realized I may need some sort of intervention…
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Female hunter-only whitetail hunts: one of my favorite trips of the year! Each year, we make the annual pilgrimage to Double B Outfitters for our ladies-only whitetail hunts. These hunts…
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While I hardly consider myself an expert turkey hunter, I do give it my all. I’m like the kid who always gets the honorable mention ribbons. My calling is marginal…
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I confess: I LOVE grouse hunting season here in Colorado. I look forward to it with a maniacal anticipation. The employees at the local sporting goods store probably know me…