2012 Archery Elk Hunt in Central Idaho

2012 Archery Elk Hunt in Central Idaho

My 2012 archery elk season ended with wolves howling in the valley and a full moon on the horizon. It was another magical year with close encounters, opportunities and memories that will last forever.  However, this year was a lot different.  Idaho suffered the worst wildfire season to date and smoke filled skies lasted the [...]

Yellowstone: The Heart of the Wounded Bull

Yellowstone: The Heart of the Wounded Bull

  Ever since watching this incredible video, I have been wondering about the fate of this majestic bull elk. Obviously, this bull elk has a serious life threatening leg injury. Yet, he was able to fend off rival bulls in order to keep his harem of cow elk together. This injured bull will be lucky [...]

Talking with Jim Shockey at the 2011 SHOTShow

At the 2011 SHOTShow I had the chance to talk with Jim about his hunting adventures, and connecting with next generation of hunters through the use of social media. Check out www.jimshockey.com

Hunting: Carving a Path in the New West

Hunting: Carving a Path in the New West

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview at Bulls & Beavers’ headquarters with Jason and Elizabeth Kauffman from the popular Sun Valley Guide publication.  We discussed the history of wildlife conservation and the role that Theodore Roosevelt played in saving our North American big game herds.  This article is featured in the [...]

8 Tips to Get Fit for Hunting Elk in the Mountains

8 Tips to Get Fit for Hunting Elk in the Mountains

Believe it or not, elk season is just around the corner.  Before you know it, you will be in hot pursuit of a trophy elk with a bow or rifle.  Fortunately, for me, this will be my 13th year archery hunting  during the Rut season in Idaho.   This year I will be climbing the mountains with a new [...]

“Best of the Best” Sun Valley Outfitters – Bryant Dunn

“Best of the Best” Sun Valley Outfitters – Bryant Dunn

Bulls & Beavers Best of the Best award recognizes companies, organizations, products, and individuals who we believe demonstrate superior quality, service, or achievement supporting the pursuits of the outdoor sportsman. Bryant Dunn owner of Sun Valley Oufitters is a professional guide for trophy Elk, Deer and Bear.  Bryant has been chosen as our ” Best [...]

For the Ages

For the Ages

        Rocky Mountains 1854.  Elk move through the dense fog at timberline, the hunter sees them briefly as they ghost toward his concealed position. Near the back of the herd, a cow staggers along slowly and painfully. The broken shaft of an arrow sticking out from her shoulder tells the hunter he [...]

It’s Not About the Trophy!

It’s Not About the Trophy!

This year will go down as one of my all time hunting experiences.  When I look back at what made it so memorable it is not because I harvested a Bull elk with a bow it is because of the accomplishment of a dream of mine that I had set as a goal 12 years [...]

Elk hunting – not just for men

Elk hunting – not just for men

Women like elk hunting. New research on hunter demographics shows more women per capita are attracted to elk hunting than most other kinds of hunting, according to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. More than 60,000 elk hunters today are female. Though still predominantly a male pursuit, new data shows that women compose 7.6 percent of [...]