Episode 147 – Winner!

Maybe the jinx is over! I saw in person what I scouted online then discussed with Jaden Bales and I still managed to draw the tag. A remarkable change of fate for me. In this quick episode I talk about my lack of luck drawing cool tags, finding new opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, the…

Episode 146 – E-scouting elk and mule deer

I e-scouted three spots for a potential mule deer hunt in Wyoming and had Wyoming Wildlife Federation’s marketing director Jaden Bales evaluate my spots. Without giving the specific areas away, I breakdown why I chose them, and Jaden evaluates my work. We discuss vegetation, land texture, how long to let a pocket rest if other…

Episode 143 – Preference points and elk

Tomorrow (May 21) is a big day. Not the big day, but a big day. Results for the Wyoming elk draw will be released and I will find out if the call practicing I’ve been doing will be put to use for a September archery hunt for cow elk. In this solo episode I talk…

Column: Seeing things

I was twenty yards away when I let out the call. It was horribly flat and unlike any animal that has roamed earth. I doubled down and spit out a quality tone. I waited for a second then heard, “C’mon.” I turned and looked through the trees toward the road. There stood a dog, ears…

Episode 127 – Elk and quality of life

Cody Rich says buy experiences not gear. I’ve been taking his advice (for the most part) and saving money for new experiences. However, that doesn’t mean buying a Wyoming bull elk tag when I don’t know what I’m doing. In this episode I talk about why elk keep me up at night, focusing on disciplined…