What can America Learn from Hunters? Self Reliance

What can America Learn from Hunters? Self Reliance

As Election Day draws near, Americans all across our great land are faced with the challenge of selecting the right leader for the next four years. All of us, regardless of political affiliation, want to see our economy regain both strength and momentum. Given this collective focus on the economy, one has to ask how [...]

The “love of hunting” does not always mean the “love of killing.”

The “love of hunting” does not always mean the “love of killing.”

Over the past few years, I have found myself repeatedly debating the subject of hunting with someone I care deeply about.  Like many close relationships, this person just happens to be the exact opposite of me when discussing topics such as philosophy and rights of hunters. If you asked her to describe me, she would say [...]

Opening Day Idaho Velvet Mule Deer

Opening Day Idaho Velvet Mule Deer

Nine months ago I sat at Warm Springs Lodge in Sun Valley talking with Bryant Dunn, owner of Sun Valley Outfitters about our upcoming Steelhead fishing trip and his outlook on the 2012 hunting season. When Bryant mentioned that Sun Valley Outfitters got the first Velvet Mule deer tag for Unit 39, I immediately told [...]

The Top Four Reasons Wolf Management Makes Sense

The Top Four Reasons Wolf Management Makes Sense

“On Your Own Adventures” hosted by big game hunter and conservation historian Randy Newberg, recently produced the first documentary of a wolf  hunt in the Lower 48. Soon to be featured on the Sportsman Channel, Randy and his hunting partner Matt Clyde over an 11 day period, discuss at length the history and current impact [...]

Blending Technology and Tradition

Blending Technology and Tradition

Over the last decade, many areas of the sportsman’s industry have experienced a technological revolution.  Stronger, lighter, smaller and more advanced are all descriptions that fit these new product offerings that are allowing sportsmen to travel deeper into back-country with more gear than ever before. Not only can those with an adventurous spirit travel deeper, they [...]

A Sportsman’s Father’s Day Thank You

A Sportsman’s Father’s Day Thank You

On this day, sportsmen across the world pause with deep fondness as we reflect upon special moments shared with our fathers. This is a day of honor and gratitude … an opportunity for all of us to thank our fathers for not only teaching us the fundamentals of hunting and fishing, but also for the [...]

Protecting Teddy Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch

Protecting Teddy Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch

Yesterday, I read an in-depth article by noted historian Edmund Morris, discussing an endangered U.S. historical site. Morris stated, “The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced on Wednesday that Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch beside the Little Missouri River, an exquisitely peaceful meadow revered as the cradle of conservation, is one of America’s 11 most endangered historic [...]

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 [...]

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…

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 [...]

SHOT Show and Super Bowl: Bring out the “Best of the Best”

SHOT Show and Super Bowl: Bring out the “Best of the Best”

Next week, I will be attending the SHOTShow in Las Vegas. It’s the world’s largest exposition for the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. In the past, the SHOT Show has fallen on the same day as the Super Bowl, and always falls on my birthday January, 18th, which makes for a great time in Vegas. Bulls [...]

Heroes Wanted

Election season is upon us, and with it a never-ending stream of drivel from elected officials and those who long to be.  So it was with a weary ear that I half-listened to President Obama the other day when, in the wake of Steve Jobs’s passing, he bemoaned the dearth of innovation and initiative we [...]

PowerHunters: Interview with Angie McCallister

PowerHunters: Interview with Angie McCallister

Introducing #PowerHunter and southern sensation Angie McCallister. Angie can be found on Facebook and on Twitter at @Angimac44 or at Whitetail Mafia and when she is not using social media you can usually find her working at a Nascar race event or hunting and fishing. Hope you enjoy learning a little about Angie.   “The #PowerHunters series [...]

Urban Hunting and Going Green – Food Prices on the Rise

Urban Hunting and Going Green – Food Prices on the Rise

 With food prices on the rise, what changes will you make to save money?  In a poll done by the Garden Writers Association 40% of people with backyards noted that they intended to plant gardens in the spring.  However, it’s not just people living in rural areas who are turning to gardening and raising chickens.  [...]

#Powerhunter: Interview With Collin Cottrell

  Introducing Collin Cottrell. I started following Collin and his tweets awhile back and what I like about Collin is his passion for the great outdoors. Like my father, Collin’s dad was instrumental in getting him hunting at an early stage in his life.  Collin, is a talented entrepenuer who is living the dream. I [...]