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Green River 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016, I met Aaron Griggs and Tom Karnuta in Buena Vista, CO at 6:00 AM and we headed west toward Green River, Utah. We arrived at 11:30 AM in time for lunch at Ray’s Tavern before heading … Continue reading

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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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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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A Successful Hunt

October 18, 2015 I took my wife out for a deer hunt.  She got her first deer/ big game animal ever! Congratulations Violet!!!

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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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Summary Comments on the Works of Alfred Jacob Miller.

In studying the artwork of Miller, I have seen many wonderful references to the material culture of the Rocky Mountain fur trade.  I will use his artwork and notes to develop and justify many of the items I use in … Continue reading

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TR’s Bigfoot Story

This is an excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt’s 1893 book, The Wilderness Hunter. In this excerpt he wrote about a Sasquatch encounter near the Salmon River in Idaho. Frontiersmen are not, as a rule, apt to be very superstitious. They lead … Continue reading

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