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How to plan a do-it-yourself Alaskan moose hunt - posted 1 week ago

Thanks for the insights and the checklist.
Any tips on waders for moose hunting? There are so many kinds (overshoe, hip, chest....) and few are designed to be light or durable in the brush. Did you find that good boots and gators were sufficient/ideal?

How to plan a do-it-yourself Alaskan moose hunt - posted 1 week ago

"3 Oxy" HAHA!

Interior wants to expand hunting, fishing opportunities after pandemic ends - posted 1 month ago

What evidence is there to support the claim of a decline in hunter participation? Tags, such as Montana general combos, have never been harder to draw.

ON LEAD - A Wyoming rifle mule deer hunt - posted 2 months ago

Thanks for your perspective Chris. Great film!

ON LEAD - A Wyoming rifle mule deer hunt - posted 2 months ago

I'm more like Brady. Pure focus on the goal. Anything less risks failure and devalues the experience. I wonder how Brady really felt about dragging Chris around at times or how Chris felt having his hunt take a back seat to Brady's? I hope in the end Chris really did come to enjoy and appreciate that kind of hunt and that Brady can pass Chris in the office and still see him in an equally positive or even neutral light.
It got me thinking about what kind of person makes the best hunting partner for the "intense hunter." Hunting with a friend is always more fun but I'll bet so many guys like Brady probably evolve into hunting loners to prevent having to spend their back country time explaining and justifying the effort required ie "how far is the glassing spot?" or "the weather looks bad," or "my knee hurts" and "should we pack out early?" It makes me wonder if taking a friend on a hunt risks more friendships than it strengthens.
At least we can all be impressed about how tough those damn llamas were!