Category Archives: Hunting & Trapping

2016 Deer Hunt

Aaron Griggs told me about seeing 3 bucks on the Antero Wildlife area near Antero Junction, CO.  I showed the area to Violet and asked her to watch for deer as she drove back and forth to work.  The week … Continue reading

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Aux Aliment du Pays – Off the Nourishment of the Land

Requirement #19 of the American Mountain Men states: Must spend three days and two nights totally alone under primitive conditions and aux aliments du pays [“off the nourishment of the land”].  Here is my story about completing this requirement: AUX … Continue reading

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Trail Signs

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AMM Video

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An Expedition on the Green River

AN EXPEDITION ALONG THE GREEN RIVER   On November 19, 2015, Aaron Griggs and I left Buena Vista, Co and traveled to Moab, UT. It takes 6 hours to drive from my house to Moab via US Hwy 24 and … Continue reading

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A scout along the Chattahoochee 11/11/2015

Recently, I found myself back in the states in the newly founded town of Atlanta, Georgia.  I was without my rifle and was in search of another.  The only rifle the trading post would sell me was a version of … Continue reading

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2012 Deer Hunt

Oct 20-27, 2012 Deer Camp.  I set up camp on Limestone Ridge, Co for my deer hunt.  I hunted Limestone ridge and surrounding areas from Oct 20 through Saturday Oct 27.  I like to hunt alone and so most years … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shot Placement

Today I came across an article on http://www.rjrenner.blogspot.com/ .  It is a very thoughtful treatise on shot placement and endeavoring to inflict a one shot, clean kill.  I am including some excerpt here: Placement of the shot …it is in the interest … Continue reading

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A New Bag

This weekend I made myself a new bullet pouch.  It is a two compartment pouch from the Mountain Man sketch book vol 2.  The flap is covered with hair on bear hide as pictured in the sketchbook on Mariano Modena’s bag.  I … Continue reading

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My Russell Barlow Knife

For Christmas a couple of years ago, I received a new pocket knife from a good friend of mine.  It is a Granddaddy Russell Barlow and it is perfect for historical re-enactment. According to Edson Barlow “John Russell is usually … Continue reading

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