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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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Friday, November 30, 2007

Kansas Whitetail

Sorry this is a few weeks late (been pretty busy) but I wanted to share what a great time I had in Kansas bowhunting huge whitetails with Ted Jaycox of Tall Tine Outfitter ( I was fortunate enough to have shared a camp with Fred and Michele Eichler ( Fred is the host for Easton's Reality Bowhunting TV show and Michele is the CEO for Muzzy Broadheads. Also in camp was Joe White VP at Robinson Outdoors, Braun Kopsack (Alaskan outfitter and good friend of Fred's, check this clip out where Braun saves Fred's bacon -, Jerry Dollard, and Bryn Westfall Archery clothes buyer for Cabela's.

Craig Stinehour, my good friend and fellow prostaffer for Wilderness Athlete, ran the camera for me and we had a GREAT time! Ted Jaycox has a rule that we do not shoot any whitetails under 130" P&Y or it is a $1,000 fine, which really helps promote BIG bucks. Unfortunately for me I passed on a couple small bucks and went home empty handed, but got some great footage and Braun killed a HUGE 181" buck. (included in the last in pic are left to right; Ted Jaycox, me, Braun Kopsack, Jerry Dollard, and Michele Eichler with Braun's bruiser buck) I also include two pics of smaller bucks that I passed on. But that is why we call it bowHUNTing and not bowKILLing!
Being in camp with Fred was a lot of laugh and it really sparked my interest into learning to hunt with a recurve as he is a phenomenal traditional archer, so stay tuned for more on that!

Can't wait to go back next year!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wilderness Athlete Founder Scores on Big Mulie Buck

I just returned from a great hunt (even though I was not hunting) where I was joined by my good friend Mark Paulsen, founder of Wilderness Athlete and Bobby Beeman, a Co Host for our TV Show "The Best of the West" on Versus, for an Eastern Colorado Plains mule deer hunt. This was all put together thanks to another good buddy and great cameraman Jason Dickert. We had a great time and saw some great bucks! Mark connected on his first mulie buck and I am tickled to say it was captured for posterity (and future TV shows) on video. Although Bob Beeman did not kill a buck it was not for a lack of opportunities, Bobby has a high standard for what he considers a trophy buck and does not need to "shed blood" to have a successful hunt. Needless to say we had some good laughs and shared some great memories andare already planning our next hunt together.