Recent comments

Building the ultimate hunting kill kit - posted 3 weeks ago

I have made my own game bags and I have purchased costly bags for both my personal and professional hunts here in Alaska. But for smaller animals like sheep, mountain goats, deer, and caribou where I can legally debone the meat I have settled on military surplus pillow cases. They can be purchased at most any military surplus store for no more than a dollar each, sometimes two for a buck. Search through the available pillow cases so you buy only those without any holes, because those big black flies will find any openings. Each pillow case bag will hold more than twenty five pounds of meat. Remember to bring an extra one for the raw cape. Plenty of my friends have smirked at the thought of using these pillow cases for game bags...until they use this cheap and efficient idea.

U.S. Senate candidate charged with hunting violations - posted 1 month ago

Hello Senate Candidate Downing,

If you come down off that wall that you are building around yourself, you will see that those darn computers are so very effective in the hunt for bandits.... Not so effective in witch hunts.

Sincerely,
The State of Montana

A Hail Mary Elk Hunt - posted 3 months ago

Nice story with fine pictures.
Being young and highly motivated I believe you will easily find the grit within yourself to duplicate your efforts for many years in the future. And with each additional year I believe you and your hunting buddied with experience greater success.
My favorite picture?
The picture of the ground elk burger takes me back to a very wonderful time in my hunting career. Looks like tasty tacos tonight.

A lifetime of memories on a Montana mule deer hunt - posted 5 months ago

Really nice story.
Great pictures.
Congrats on the really fine deer rack, lifetime memories and I hope the quality meat in your freezer felt like having extra money in the bank.

Endless snow, action, disappointments, and adventure on a Wyoming elk hunt - posted 5 months ago

Steve G....congrats on a well written essay about your very wonderful guided Elk hunt in wild and wonderful Wyoming.
Those huge racks, representing your wonderful hunt memories, are something I can certainly appreciate. But I also noticed that you did not write anything about the meat recovery and the hundreds of pounds of sustenance it represents. Perhaps you didn't participate in the recovery and packing of the meat, which for many of us is about half the hunt, because you were paying for that guided hunt experience. Many hunters consider elk meat to be some of the finest tasting of all the wild game meats, and an elk can feed a family for six or more months. In addition to those wonderful elk antlers, did you fill your freezer and feed the fam with all that trophy meat?

Come to think of it, I don't remember any mention of the work involved in meat recovery and the enjoyment of eating the harvested game meat when reading any hunt report/essay on this GoHunt site. Perhaps GoHunt discourages those aspects of the hunt (?). Oh well.......