Recent comments

My approach to Arizona OTC winter archery deer hunts - posted 2 months ago

Great article, Josh. Bowhunting coues deer during the rut has proven one of the most challenging but also fun experiences.

Bringing new hunters into the mix - posted 8 months ago

Great article. Even though I grew up spending a lot of time in the outdoors hunting and fishing, due to work I was away from it for the most part for the better part of a decade and (what seems hard to believe looking back) pretty much fell out of the outdoors and hunting. Like many of us, my dad was the one who got me into the outdoors and it wasn't until after he died that that part of me "woke up" and I got back into it. In the time that passed the social media world exploded and unfortunately so did all the negativity and bravado that comes with it. Due to that time away, in a lot of ways I'm one of those adult onsetters but there have been some great folks that have helped me start to learn how to hunt out west - one of them being Josh (thanks dude!) and several other on various forums. Thanks to all those good guys out there willing and humble enough to help out all those that want to get involved in the outdoors!

12-year-old cancer survivor shoots first bull elk - posted 1 year ago

Great story.

2018 Colorado bighorn sheep hunt - posted 1 year ago

Congratulations on drawing a tag and working hard for a tough, successful hunt!

How to build a layering system - posted 1 year ago

I was also very hesitant at first to spend the money on some of these items but after I absolutely destroyed some cheaper clothing, which was also really REALLY uncomfortable, I started getting pieces of First Lite one and two at a time. Like Josh, who has been really helpful giving me advice on gear, I hunt southern Arizona but try to hunt the Wisconsin rut out of a tree stand whenever I can. The investment has been well worth it, and whether you prefer FL or any of the other brands I highly recommend incorporating a quality layering system. My personal favorite layering system is a merino underwear, mountain athlete triad sock, corrugate guide pants (awesome) wicking hoody, kiln quarter zip, Halstead Tech Fleece which has been replaced by the new Klamath line and the insulating layer is their new catalyst jacket. I have the Woodbury for cold weather sits in the tree stand. As for noise the tech fleece, and from what I've heard the new Klamath, is as close to silent as can be in addition to being my most comfortable piece. A quality layering system makes all the difference on a hunt where the temps and conditions swing or change significantly and for me there's no other way to go.