It’s finally here! Duck season opened for us here in Utah at the beginning of October. Just a few days before, I had been up in the mountains chasing grouse for the last time. That last grouse hunt wasn’t successful and the only thing that had me excited was that duck season was around the … Continue reading Opening Duck Hunt-The Thing Duck Hunters Live For.
Have you ever had something in your life that has always stuck with you since you were a kid? To me, swans have always had a special place. It first started when I was 7 doing a skit in church. We were doing The Ugly Duckling and I was the ugly duckling. When I was … Continue reading The Utah Swan Hunt That I’ll Never Forget
The day really started the night before, that's how it usually goes when it comes to hunting. I had one day off and I wanted to get a good day worth of grouse hunting. My wife was all for it and I wasn't going to let this opportunity pass me up. I had just come … Continue reading Getting Skunked. Figuratively
The Remington 870 is one of those shotguns that people either love or toss in the back of the gun safe and maybe take it out here and there to clean it. To me, the Remington 870 is an iconic shotgun that will never fade away. I’m sure most people have a story or two … Continue reading Why The Remington Model 870 Is Not Dead Yet!
The fall season is one that brings mixed emotions. The sun starts setting earlier and cool winds decide to make themselves known. Living in a high mountain desert, the fall is part of a complete change in scenery. It also signifies hunting season is here. One of my favorite trees in the fall are aspens. … Continue reading Finding More Than Grouse
Waterfowl season is just around the corner. I’ve been watching the geese moving around and I’ve even been seeing some ducks showing up in more ponds around town. This is a very exciting time of year for me. I spend all year just waiting for the days in the marsh, watching the sunrise and feeling … Continue reading Gear Prepping For Duck Season
This year has been full of new adventures for us. We got married, went to Jamaica, went on a few trips and worked out butts off. The entire time in the back of my mind I was always thinking of bird season coming around. I put us both in for a couple of hunts hoping … Continue reading Utah Opening Grouse Hunt.
One of the aspects of making an ethical kill on a bird is being able to hit it and find it. I hate to admit but my last season involved more searching for downed ducks than enjoying the hunt. My shotgun shooting was lacking, and it led to much frustration. This presented a problem I … Continue reading Shotgun Fitting- The Cheap Way
There are a few fundamental truths when it comes to waterfowl hunting. Early mornings are a must. Sunsets mark the end of shooting hours and we get attached to our shotguns. I have found all of those things to be true as I’ve gone through my life hunting. Introducing my wife to hunting brought some … Continue reading Stoeger P3000, The Envy Of All Entry-level Shotguns
Waterfowl hunting is a world of gear. By that, I mean blinds, decoys, calls, waders, jackets, boats, bikes, and so many more gadgets that it seems intimidating getting into it. There’s trying to learn how to identify different breeds and learning how to read weather and water and patterns. It really can be overwhelming. I’m … Continue reading Why Small Decoy Spreads Still Work.