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Green River 2017

Green River 2017 November 4, 2017, Aaron Griggs, Mary Sims, and myself arrived at Green River, Utah around noon. We met up with Ed Bevers, Bill Bailey and Todd “Pete” Peterson. Pete, Mary, and I set up camps at Crystal … Continue reading

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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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