Steelhead Fishing and the Art of Spot and Stalk.

Steelhead Fishing and the Art of Spot and Stalk.

Last month I had the opportunity to Spot and Stalk Steelhead fish with two of Bulls & Beavers pro staffers Bryant Dunn of Sun Valley Outfitters and Cory Glauner of Gothunts on the Salmon River outside of Stanley, Idaho. Bryant was gracious enough to let us come up for the night and fish the following [...]

5 Lessons Learned from The Hunger Games

5 Lessons Learned from The Hunger Games

What does the current popularity of the movie, The Hunger Games, and preceding book series of the same title tell us about our culture and values? Both the Hunger Games movie and books have some important lessons for us all. Actually, these messages are critical for our society today. Why? “We are at risk of [...]

Saving Two of North America’s Best Fisheries

Saving Two of North America’s Best Fisheries

 Central Idaho’s Salmon and Snake Rivers boast some of the best fisheries in North America. Together they offer unrivalled opportunities to fish for steelhead, salmon, trout, and even catfish and bass in some of our nation’s wildest and most stunning terrain. These precious waters are in danger, however. In 2007 a forest fire (the Poe [...]

The Hoover Dam and the Iconic Leaders that Helped Build America

The Hoover Dam and the Iconic Leaders that Helped Build America

To solve many of today’s important economic, energy, and resource-related issues and spur new waves of innovation in America, there’s much that we can learn from our own history relative to how government and private enterprise successfully worked hand in hand on groundbreaking projects such as building the Hoover Dam.   In 1931, while the [...]

Spear Fishing in the Virgin Islands: Bow Hunting Under Water

Spear Fishing in the Virgin Islands: Bow Hunting Under Water

On my favorite Virgin Island adventure I caught a few fish, speared several and learned to love snorkeling with a spear-gun. Spear-fishing in the Virgin Islands is similar to ‘bow-hunting’ under water. My fishing adventure began two days earlier on an offshore fishing trip.  Rick, the first mate of the Blue Fin 2, showed us [...]

Deep Sea Fishing in the Virgin Islands

Deep Sea Fishing in the Virgin Islands

This winter, I have been looking forward to my vacation on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands are one of the most frequented destinations for sport fishing in the world. This trip, the weather for the most part has been filled with torrential rain with only a few breaks in the clouds [...]

What is the Biggest Challenge Facing Sportsmen Today?

What is the Biggest Challenge Facing Sportsmen Today?

One of the hottest blogs to launch covering sportsmen issues has identified the biggest challenge facing sportsmen today. SportsmenVote.com was created as a place for hunters, shooters, anglers and those interested in wildlife conservation to get informed and share their voices on the many political issues facing our community, and this is the first showcase of this crucial forum. [...]

Outdoor CEOs Harness the Power of Social Media

Outdoor CEOs Harness the Power of Social Media

During the last three years, I have witnessed an interesting transformation taking place within the outdoor industry. Each month, more and more outdoor CEO’s learn to harness the power of Social Media through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Youtube. These Chief Executive Officers are modern day connectors – much like the infamous Boston silversmith, Paul Revere. If Paul Revere was alive today, he most likely would be a Social Media user with thousands of Twitter followers and Facebook friends. Stay with me on this for a moment…

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho

Many of my readers and social media friends are curious about my mountain living. So I created this short video to share an inside look at my own private Idaho. Bulls & Beavers is located in the central mountains of Idaho on the Big Lost river. This rugged country is 25 miles from the nearest [...]

A Cairn Marks the Spot

A Cairn Marks the Spot

Over the years, I’ve covered countless miles on my hunting and hiking adventures. On these journeys, it has become second nature to grab a rock and add it to the rock piles I encounter along the way. I spend a lot of time above tree line and these cairns have become a natural part of [...]

River Otters: Wolves of the Water

River Otters: Wolves of the Water

  The playful North American river otter is a skilled hunter  that likes to hunt solo or in tandem at night or day and like the wolf, feeds on available food sources like fish, turtles, amphibians and crayfish. At Bulls & Beavers, I am always amazed when I witness the survival of the fittest and [...]

Top Reasons Why Everybody Should Wear Ballistic Eye Protection

Top Reasons Why Everybody Should Wear Ballistic Eye Protection

As an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt, shoot and ride my ATV’s, I am always wearing the best possible eye protection available. There are several reasons why everybody should wear ballistic eye protection and the number one reason for me is eyes are priceless and eye protection is cheap. Each year, more than 700,000 Americans injure [...]

Hemingway, Hunting & the Lure of Sun Valley, Idaho

Hemingway, Hunting & the Lure of Sun Valley, Idaho

As I sit in my favorite Starbucks coffee shop in Sun Valley, Idaho, I am writing from the old bank vault surrounded by life size images of Ernest Hemingway. The traditions of hunting and the legacy of Hemingway have inspired writers and outdoor adventurists from around the world to visit Sun Valley, Idaho. These visitors [...]

Outdoor Trade Show Brings Out the Booth Babes

Outdoor Trade Show Brings Out the Booth Babes

Last week, The world famous 2012 Shot Show in Las Vegas was filled with guns, outdoor gear, military and law enforcement products, and of course, Booth Babes. For those of you who may not know, Booth Babes are attractive models who are hired by the outdoor industry leaders to help promote their products while on [...]

Proposed Idaho Law Would Allow ‘Road Kill’ on the Grill

Proposed Idaho Law Would Allow ‘Road Kill’ on the Grill

Have you ever wondered what happens to big game if they are killed in a auto collision? Currently in Idaho it is illegal to take any meat for your own personal consumption. A new law in Idaho would allow only game animals to be salvaged such as moose, deer, and elk. Full Story: