Campfire Camaraderie

Just as the campfire back at any hunting camp is the setting for many lively discussions, shared experiences, and riveting storytelling; this blog is designed to allow me to share with you all of my latest hunts, articles, video or TV projects, and all the other exciting things happening with me, Trevon Stoltzfus and

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Location: Colorado, United States

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Colorado Archery Elk 2009

This last week I joined my good buddy and fellow Outback Outdoors Team Member Adam Wells in the high country of western Colorado archery hunting rutting bull elk (look for this exciting hunt in the months to come on in a future webisode. Although the bulls seemed to be rutting late, the 80 + degree heat didn't help, but we were still able to put two good Colorado bulls down on video in 3 1/2 days.

Special thanks to A.C. (who ran camera for us) and Jim Goff and family!!

Ontario Bear Hunt 2009

I was invited to join Durk Stark of Kicking Bear ( on an awesome black bear hunt in Ontario Canada with The Bear Camp. Durk ran camera for me and he was able to take a great bear that I initially passed on the first night. (The funny thing was we switched jobs as I became his cameraman and he shot a nice boar with a perfect kill shot - the biggest bear taken that week in camp) On the 4th night I finally arrowed a great bear with an awesome white V on his chest, and even though he was a little smaller than Durk's I was very pleased to have gotten two great kills on video for Outback Outdoors and Hardcore Hunting TV (You can watch the fall bear hunt unfold on Webisode 7).

We also had some amazing walleye fishing catching 300 walleyes in 3 hours between 4 guys. This was a hunt that was donated by The Bear Camp and auctioned off as a benefit for Kicking Bear and bought by La Crosse Archery in Lacrosse WI ( It was a great time and went to support a great cause!!

Bass Pro Big Game Hunting Weekend

I had a blast giving 2 seminars at the Bass Pro Shop in Denver Colorado on August 8th and 9th. The turnout was great and I had a ton of fun meeting and sharing stories with a ton of hardcore hunters from the Denver area.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

More Shooting Pictures

I have been shooting so much and so well that I feel the "Zen" with my Alphamax 32. Here are a few more pics of shooting at 80 yards the last few days.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nuggets VS Lakers Game 6

Last night a buddy of mine (Craig Stinehour who has helped me in the past working as a cameraman) called and said he had just gotten tickets to game 6 of the Nuggets VS Lakers. It was awesome!! My first NBA game, and wow Kobe Bryant was unstoppable. The Nuggets lost but the game was a blast, maybe next year. Here are a few pics.

Summer Fun

I have been "super busy" lately between working, writing, editing, and trying to get my Colorado turkey killed. I have been shooting my bow quite a bit and thought I would post a few pictures of my 80 yard groups from the other day (I snapped the pic with my phone) I love shooting my bow and now that it stays light a lot later I find myself flinging arrows more frequently.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Outback Outdoors Webisode 3 is Online

Hey all, just a quick note to let you know that the newest webisode (webisode 3 parts 1-3) from Outback Outdoors is up and online. This month we showcase Jim and Ryan's tri-state turkey bonanza. Great video check out all the hits and misses. Check it out and let us know what you think!!

Nebraska Spring Gobblers 09

You can always hedge your bets that in Nebraska bowhunting for turkeys will be action-packed and exciting! This year was no different. I was able to arrow my first turkey of 09 with my good friend and Outback Outdoor team member Adam Wells. We had horrible weather (for turkey hunting) with 40+ mph winds and blowing snow, but we still were fortunate to both take birds on video. Sitting in a blind with freezing conditions is not what I think of when hunting spring gobblers, but we made the most of it and had a great time and got great video to boot. Here are a few pics of my bird (which was a first for me as it had a double beard - 5" & 2") I took the first morning.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mountain lions in the high country of Colorado

I just returned from one of the most grueling yet rewarding hunts I have ever been on in my life!!! And I was just the cameraman and we didn't even kill anything! I accompanied my good friend and partner Adam Wells on his mountain lion hunt and with HD Camera in hand we were determined to capture the real action from start to finish by staying with the hounds the whole way. I have never seen a TV show where the hunter runs with the dogs the entire hunt, it was exhausting but very cool to see those dogs work the scent through some rugged terrain. Trailing conditions for the dogs were horrible but after 2 days and many miles in steep rough country we finally treed a great cat. Only one problem, it was a female! This cat had hunted in a huge circular pattern killing a mule deer doe (which was very fresh) and most likely had a den of kittens in the vicinity. Adam chose to let that cat live (and therefore her kittens too) and take his shot at the lion with a camera rather than his new Hoyt Alphamax. What a great hunt!!

ATA 2009

It has been a while since I took the time to catch everybody up. So here goes...... The ATA Show this year was in Indy and as usual it was awesome. Having teamed up with my good buddies Adam Wells, Jim Brennan, and Ryan Litwin with the production company OUTBACK OUTDOORS, we had plenty to do as we get ready to launch our new webisodes on later in Feb 09. We partnered up with some great sponsors like Hoyt, Badlands Backpacks, Mossy Oak, Montana Decoy, Muzzy, Winner's Choice Strings, and more.... Check us out at
2009 is going to be a great year and there is a ton of exciting things on the horizon. I have co-hosted 3 TV shows in '09 already (Hardcore Hunting TV - Pursuit channel - DirecTV 608) and made the cover of The Colorado Bowhunter and it is only February. I only hope I can keep up with my blog updates in a timely fashion!

New Partnership with Hoyt Archery

I am stoked to announce my partnership with Hoyt Archery in 2009. (even though I shot their Hoyt Katera all last year) In my opinion, Hoyt is a company that has been through the fire and is still smoking HOT! With the introduction of their cutting edge AlphaMax bow line this year, Hoyt has once again proven themselves as one of the industry leaders in the bowhunting world. Check out my bio at

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Montana Mule Deer

I headed back to Montana for a great mule deer hunt (again with Matt Wickens and Dog Ceek Outfitters- and played hunter/cameraman. It was great, as I videoed Bill Miller kill a nice 4X4 and I shot an older cull buck (big 2 point) for Matt, working to help support his management plan. Here are a few pics.....

Monday, September 29, 2008

Antelope retribution

As most of you probably know Colorado Antelope season was unfruitful (the antelope kicked my butt) because of all the rain we received the night before season. I was fortunate to get some antelope retribution in Montana. Jim Brennan and Ryan Litwin (Rocket Ryan - PBR Barrelman) helped me decoy and video a great kill scene on a trophy antelope buck while hunting in the heat of the day in Montana. It was action packed footage and a great kill scene captured for Muzzy's Bad to the Bone Bowhunting TV show. I felt as if I got a little pay back from the "schoolin" the Colorado antelope gave me earlier in the season!

More Mt Goat Hunting Pics

The Fulfillment of a Dream

I am still a little blown away at the results, experiences and memories of my Colorado Mt. Goat hunt. To have been able to share it with my dad is even more special! I would love to be able to share all of this hunt with you first hand, but that is impossible, so the next best thing in my opinion would be to lay it out in a series of pictures that hopefully will set the tone and give you a glimpse of what it was like on this hunt.

Friday, September 12, 2008

It's Go Time!!

The time is finally here and bowhunting season is in full swing. I have already been on 2 hunts in Colorado and leave this weekend for my mountain goat hunt.

My first hunt was in SE CO with my buddy Jace Bauserman and we had a blast! Unfortunately it rained a ton and our plan was to hunt and video over waterholes in the normally dry and flat prairie country aroung La Junta, CO. It was not to be and although the conditions were hard and we didn't harvest an antelope on this trip my buddy Jace Bauserman and Marc Smith both arrowed bomber bucks later in the season. (see pics attached)

Next I headed to NW CO to hunt public land elk with my good friend Gil Ruybal and left the camera in the truck. We called in some great bulls but just wasn't able to get that perfect shot placement we wanted, but that is bowhunting! Regardless of the end result it was great to get into God's creation and remember what it is about this style of hunting that we love! (see pics of camp attached)

I now head into the high elevation of Colorado with my dad (he will be rolling camera for me) to hunt my dream animal - CO mountain goats and then on to Montana for elk. Check back soon for more updates and pics.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bass Pro Fall Hunting Classic - Denver

August 9th saw the official kickoff for the Denver's Bass Pros Shops Fall Hunting Classic, and I was the opening seminar speaker. What a privilege and a thrill! There was a great turn out and Badlands Backpacks, Mossy Oak, Muzzy Broadheads, and Wilderness Athlete sent me a ton of goodies to give away at my seminar. Just as always it was a lot of fun meeting new people and talking about bowhunting western big game, here are some pics of the event.

Antelope season is this coming week and hunting season will be in full swing!!