Opportunistic Hunting Success
A hunters journal
by Ryan
5M ago
One early cool October morning I found myself in full pursuit of a bull I had spotted at first light. After a short trek I managed to get the spotting scope all setup, and confirmed very quickly it was indeed yet another immature rag-horn bull putting my immature bull talley near triple digits or so it felt. September had been a grind and the first week of October was proving to be no different. Despite having a difficult time finding what could be considered a legal bull for this region of British Columbia I took in each second I was able to get out there this season, and each day I was still ..read more
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Unexpected Opportunities
A hunters journal
by Ryan
8M ago
The long-awaited month of September, upon its arrival year after year, brings with it an undeniable amount of enthusiasm and anticipation of what’s to come. Elk is almost always the first thing on my mind, and I’m sure lots would agree with me when I say that a bugling bull elk during September is the epitome of the fall hunting season. The first couple days of bow season my plan of attack was pretty simple. I was going to sit my ground blind overlooking a draw bulls had consistently been filtering up through-out the summer.  The draw I planned to sit also happened to be an area that I ha ..read more
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OPENING DAY REFLECTIONS AND RITUALS
A hunters journal
by Ryan
8M ago
We are only a couple days out after a highly anticipated several months of waiting suddenly it’s almost here; Leading, me to a certain degree of reflection. Reflecting on the emotions that are felt when putting ourselves back in the woods. Disconnecting from the world, setting our sights on a specific goal, and seeing it through to the end. When we are just days out over the years I have developed some rituals on how I prepare for the forthcoming events. Rituals such as washing all my hunting clothing two days prior, sharpening knives, buying tags, and organizing items for my pack. Then t ..read more
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Bear Essentials | Spot And Stalk Hunting
A hunters journal
by Ryan
8M ago
If you have followed my blog for a certain amount of time then you’d probably know that I have two favourite times of year. The time of year that is especially obvious the fall hunting season, but there is another season where I am able to live out my passion for hunting that comes a little earlier in the year, and that season is the Spring Bear Season! I never hunted bears growing up or much of anything during that time of year quite honestly. This was mostly due to the fact that where I grew up we never actually had a spring, rather we’d get a prolonged winter. The only time we would get out ..read more
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2022 ELK SEASON | PART THREE
A hunters journal
by Ryan
8M ago
Early Archery season 2022 came and went just as quickly as it does every year. This year was a marathon; Only this time instead of finishing the race with a victory we found ourselves restarting. Shaking off the feeling of defeat as I was going over every possible scenario in my head on how things could have gone wrong in that fateful moment of truth on the evening of September 8th is something that didn’t come easy. However, it was something that I needed to do in order to move forward with the season. I’d like to be able to tell you that once rifle season had arrived we immediately got into ..read more
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2022 ELK SEASON | PART TWO
A hunters journal
by Ryan
8M ago
The evening of September the 8th 2022 was a night that perfectly illustrated both the challenges and the pure adrenaline one can endure while bowhunting for elk. I had located a small group of bulls while on my way to check trail cameras with high hopes of maybe even turning up an elk that I could attempt to arrow. I made what I believed to be a slow well calculated stalk down a small drainage that ran parallel to the opening I had last seen the bulls in. I heard one of the bulls raking a tree not too far in the distance, the thick cover surrounding where the creek flowed prevented me from get ..read more
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Preparing For The Fall Hunting Season
A hunters journal
by Ryan
8M ago
Once again we find ourselves in the final month of summer and quickly approaching the fall season. Normally, when we get to the month of August I’m far more prepared for the upcoming hunts than I am this year. Whether, it’s due solely to the events that have transpired in the last two and a half years or a it’s accumulation of multiple things in this crazy life. As of the first of this month regardless of how unprepared and unmotivated I was decided that it was time to start getting my ass in gear because September was going to be here before I knew it, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. Befo ..read more
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5 Years In The Making | Blitz
A hunters journal
by Ryan
8M ago
After moving to the area at the beginning of 2016 finding new hunting locations was high up on my priority list. That summer I discovered a new area that seemed to hold tonnes of velvet whitetail bucks and with that loads of potential. Having a small amount of familiarity of some of the local hunting spots, and me being my stubborn self I stuck to those spots and never even considered giving that new area a second look. Fast forwarding to one year later; One, hunting season filled with indecision, and doubt. My dad and I were determined to be more prepared by the time the 2017 season arri ..read more
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OPENING DAY REFLECTIONS AND RITUALS
A hunters journal
by Ryan
10M ago
We are only a couple days out after a highly anticipated several months of waiting suddenly it’s almost here; Leading, me to a certain degree of reflection. Reflecting on the emotions that are felt when putting ourselves back in the woods. Disconnecting from the world, setting our sights on a specific goal, and seeing it through to the end. When we are just days out over the years I have developed some rituals on how I prepare for the forthcoming events. Rituals such as washing all my hunting clothing two days prior, sharpening knives, buying tags, and organizing items for my pack. Then t ..read more
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Bear Essentials | Spot And Stalk Hunting
A hunters journal
by Ryan
1y ago
If you have followed my blog for a certain amount of time then you’d probably know that I have two favourite times of year. The time of year that is especially obvious the fall hunting season, but there is another season where I am able to live out my passion for hunting that comes a little earlier in the year, and that season is the Spring Bear Season! I never hunted bears growing up or much of anything during that time of year quite honestly. This was mostly due to the fact that where I grew up we never actually had a spring, rather we’d get a prolonged winter. The only time we would get out ..read more
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