Being outdoors hunting can be a very diverse experience. I usually have a general plan, but it can be taken a few different ways once I get out there. This hunt had some real determination behind it. I had just lost a battle to a mountain and was determined to get on to some chukar. … Continue reading Following Sheep Trails for Chukar Feathers
Chukar hunting is not for the weak of heart. Chukars are called devil birds for a reason. Just the pursuit alone is enough to have someone losing their religion. With waterfowl season wrapping up, I like to finish the hunting season with chukar. The chukar season in Utah goes until about valentine’s day. I had … Continue reading When the Mountain Wins
My wife likes to give me a hard time about some of my music. She’s not a fan of movie soundtracks or live versions of songs. I like them because I can picture the movie or feel the energy of the crowd when I hear the artist interacting with the crowd. Maybe it has something … Continue reading Into Fish Springs
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 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
Early starts are just a way of life if you do any kind of hunting. I’m sure of that. No matter what you do you have to wake up early. The nice thing is that when duck season ends, I’m not getting up early as often. This hunt was just like the rest of them, … Continue reading Coyote Hunting and Exploring. Why We Hunt.
This plan worked out well, the jump shoot didn’t have much. I lost another duck in the reeds, but we moved on and set up on one of the ponds. We had about 2 more hours of shooting time and we set up on the same spot we had shot our pintail hens earlier in … Continue reading Fish Springs Part 2
3 am is an early start for anyone, especially when you go to bed at midnight. I struggled to fall asleep the night before because I couldn’t contain the excitement. I tend to get that way before a hunt. Waterfowl hunting is one of my most favorite things and knowing that there might be birds … Continue reading Fish Springs Part 1