A secret hunting spot is a hunter's most prized possession. I have my own duck hunting spots that I refuse to take anyone else to. For the last chukar hunt of the season, I was going to a secret spot. The difference is that this was my buddy's secret spot. This is a privilege for … Continue reading Jake, The Dog To Make It Happen
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
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
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
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.
Every year there is a group of hunters that tend to hide in the shadows and struggle to come out and be part of the fun. That hunter is the aspiring hunter. First of all, I think if you want to hunt every year and grow, you should keep being an aspiring hunter. Hunting is … Continue reading How To Introduce Someone To Hunting.
Mentors are hard to forget in life. There’s always a lot to learn and we have to navigate it all somehow. Hunting is one of those times that having a mentor makes it easier to learn. My first hunting mentor was my old boss, Tony. That is where my passion for waterfowl began. I was … Continue reading The Importance Of Mentors In Hunting
Have you ever gone to a sporting goods store and looked at buying a duck call? Waterfowl hunting is synonymous with retrievers and duck calls. It seems like no matter what video you watch or magazine you read you always see pictures of a hunter with his duck dog and a call lanyard full of … Continue reading What You Should Know About Duck Calls.