Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Getting It Handed To Me

Well it was my first hunting trip for basically two years and I was pretty pumped.  Got a new bow this spring and was ready to take it out for a ride.

Headed up high to drop into some hella steep canyons.

If you haven't been hunting for a while it is a good idea to bring someone who is in really good shape to pack out the elk for you.  The only problem with someone who spends all his time backcountry skiing or mountain biking is he'll beat you down trying to keep up.

Yup, he did.
Elk country is big and beautiful.  We got into 'em too.  Saw a lot of cows and a couple spike bulls.  Managed to get within 48 yards of one spike but the wind swirled and it was over.

Not sure where the big bulls were at but it is still early in the season and I am sure as soon as the weather starts to turn they'll be around.  That many cows.......they'll be around soon.
The new bow.  Didn't get a shot off but hey it's bowhunting and plus I'd be done archery elk hunting for the season.

Now I need a recovery nap.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mountain Air

Too say life has been busy is a bit of an understatement.  It's been hectic.....sometimes when life gets like that you just need to stop and go fishing.  Why?  Because it's fun.  Headed up to the Uintas today and had a good time.

You can always count on Jay to be sitting around and eating.  He's a pretty lazy dude.

The scenery isn't too bad.

A brookie for the frying pan.  I don't eat trout very often but when I do there isn't much better then a fresh brookie from a small creek up in the mountains.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pulling Up Stakes

After fourteen months of being a desert rat it is time to bid fair well to Tucson.  I'm sure I'll be back at some point to chase quail or coues deer with my bow but for now it is on to greener pastures.  One thing Tucson has taught me is no matter where you live you can find the things you love to do.  Water is scare down here but good fishing can be had if you work for it.  On the plus side my blog has been pretty slow finishing school and packing but those days are about over.  The caddis hatch should be starting to get good on the Weber and Provo right now and I know some spots where the carp will be tailing....anybody want to go fishing!  Adios T-town.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Fistful of Chukars

Just in case you were wondering I'm getting a little excited for fall.