13 December, 2018

Jumping into Bird Hunting!

As a big game hunter, who occasionally shot upland birds, jumping into a more dedicated approach to fully utilizing my versatile hunting dog has been an eye opener. Bird hunting seems to have many more options than big game. If one chases both upland and waterfowl there is an amazing opportunity for days afield. However, it takes a bit more planning and thought that I had originally assumed. Most big game hunting allows for a lot of cross over in

3 August, 2018

Non-Resident’s Guide to Hunting Alaska

Check out this article @Rokslide.com!   http://www.rokslide.com/non-residents-guide-to-hunting-alaska/ Non-Resident’s Guide to Hunting Alaska!! Alaska is an amazing place to live, hunt, and recreate.  However, the vastness of the state combined with remote locations and unique terrain poses a challenge for those new to the Last Frontier.  If your dream has been to hunt in Alaska don’t let this discourage you. Despite Alaska’s “pucker factor,” even a cheechako can successfully tackle Alaska and succeed.  Here are a few tips to help you get started.

18 July, 2018

7 Year Ram

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7 Year  Ram by Jerry H For six years my buddy Matt and I have chased Alaska Dall Sheep rams. While we were successful in getting Matt a ram a few years back, I was still without one.  This was my seventh year trying and could I finally get my ram? Matt was unable to make it out this year due to some life events, so I got my other buddy Berke to go with me.  It was short

26 June, 2018

Introduction of a Pudelpointer: Gunner, a Versatile Hunting Dog

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The Introduction of a Pudelpointer: Gunner, a Versatile Hunting Dog If you have followed much of my writing you might guess that I tend to overthink things. Particularly when it comes to gear, hunting, trucks, etc. When my wife and I first got married we decided to wait a few years on kids, but that we needed a dog. Our first dog was a beautiful German Shorthair we named Remi. She was a bundle of energy who through some unfortunate

27 March, 2018

The Case for a Versatile Hunting Dog

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My 6th grade son wrote this article as part of a school project.  I thought it would be great to publish his effort and a good way to kick off our journey of life with a hunting dog. I did do a bit of editing and added some additional content, but we worked together on it and I'm proud to see his research and writing come together. The Case for a Versatile Hunting Dog By Jonah Wymer There are many

20 March, 2016

Building a Hunting 401k

Building a Hunting 401K Earlier this year I attended the annual Alaskan Chapter of SCI’s banquet. Saturday of the banquet is usually full of free seminars and skill clinics tailored to hunters. Due to a variety of things I arrived later than I had anticipated. As I wandered the halls looking for the “sheep seminar” I happened to glance into a room and see a great bow shot at an amazing bull elk. It caught my attention and I stopped

7 November, 2015

A Great Article from Hunting Fit on Balancing Family and Hunting

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Stefan Wilson over at Hunting Fit has a great post on balancing family and hunting. There are ways to plan your hunts and include your family as well to make it a great experience for everyone. Hunting and family do not have to compete with each other. In fact, if done right, they can compliment each other and provide a great way to build stronger family relationships around a fulfilling and fun activity. It's a great and informative read so