• Hike 3/41: Plodding Towards Ptarmigan

    August 17, 2019 Comments (0) Blog Entries

    An Outdoors Obsession I’ll have to get it right out there, I’m obsessed. Ever since I learned that Colorado has a small population of White-Tailed Ptarmigan that are both huntable by CPW regulations and only located in the high mountains, I’ve been more than a little curious. Whether it was the name

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  • Cyber Scouting Quick Tip: Use Your Zoom!

    August 4, 2019 Comments Off on Cyber Scouting Quick Tip: Use Your Zoom! Blog Entries, Maps for Lunatics

    Air Conditioned Scouting It’s August, and many hunters are out and about sweating and putting in final work for their food plots, checking to see what sunflower fields are looking good for the dove opener, or doing a little camping coincidentally in the same areas they plan to hunt in a few months. Me? I’m

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  • Hike 2/41: Is it Even the Wilderness if You Don’t Get Lost?

    August 2, 2019 Comments Off on Hike 2/41: Is it Even the Wilderness if You Don’t Get Lost? Blog Entries

    Priorities Change This week I was able to slip out for another hike, promising both to test some gear and keep it brief since my little boy has been awfully demanding of my wife’s time. I return to work next week from my lengthy paternity leave so this was likely my last chance this summer …

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  • Colorado OTC Rifle Tags Map

    July 5, 2019 Comments Off on Colorado OTC Rifle Tags Map Blog Entries, Maps for Lunatics

    Looking to do an Over-the-Counter rifle hunt in Colorado? I found the GMU maps to be somewhat lackluster on the CPW website, and using the techniques I discuss in the Hunting Maps for Lunatics series I made some of my own for you to check out! These maps are free, as in beer. Use them …

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  • Book Review: Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

    July 2, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose Blog Entries, Reviews

    Stephen Ambrose is an author who should need no introduction. If you’re a history buff like me you’ve encountered his works before. He’s been an executive producer on Band of Brothers, served as an advisor in Saving Private Ryan and wrote numerous literary works on World War II including Eagles Nest,

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  • Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting: One Step Forward Two Steps Back

    June 21, 2019 Comments Off on Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting: One Step Forward Two Steps Back Blog Entries

    As you may know, in 2018 a bill was introduced to the Pennsylvania legislature, SB147 as it’s known by its “short title”: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in Pennsylvania Game Commission, further providing for accountability; and, in hunting and furtaking,

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  • I Want to Go Hunting But Don’t Know Where to Start!

    June 7, 2019 Comments Off on I Want to Go Hunting But Don’t Know Where to Start! Blog Entries, Hunting 101

    I was inspired this week by a post on Powderhook from a person who wanted to go hunting in my home state of Pennsylvania but didn’t know where to start. Well, this post is for you! For many new hunters the task can be daunting to get into the sport. There is the cost of …

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  • A Modest Proposal

    June 3, 2019 Comments (2) Blog Entries, Satire

    Before I was married I didn’t know there was a wrong way to put dishes in the dishwasher. Before I owned a house in a “nice” neighborhood with an HOA I didn’t know that there was a wrong way to weed my garden or to put away my trash. I recently checked the mail and …

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  • Hike 1/41: Treachery of the Buffalo

    June 2, 2019 Comments Off on Hike 1/41: Treachery of the Buffalo Blog Entries

    Naturalist John Muir famously said "The mountains are calling and I must go...", this week more than any other in recent history I felt that pull, up up and away from cubicle life. This Friday I was able to slip away from the hustle and bustle of Denver and vanish into the mountains. A little over two hours from

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  • The Great Gobble Bobble of 2019

    May 25, 2019 Comments (1) Blog Entries

    A Bit of History I’ve never been much of a serious turkey hunter. My father did it a little before I was too young to be in the woods more than an onlooker. He would get up at the crack of dawn in full camo and wander into the woods behind our house in Pennsylvania. …

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