Browsing All posts tagged under »hunting«

2016-04-02 Chukar/Pheasant Hunt

April 2, 2016


Impeccable timing

August 4, 2015


We are back from South Africa, settling back into work. My first Safari, nearly three years in the making, was a success, an experience to be cherished for the rest of my life. Ordinarily, I’d have scrambled to get the 28 gigs of pictures and videos processed and uploaded, blog entries composed, etc. Unfortunately, one […]

2014-11-15 Opening Day of New York Rifle Season: Catskills

November 17, 2014


One of my friends with land upstate was kind enough to let me put a Browning Strike Force trail camera on his property. I’d hunted his land three years earlier, but without knowing where the deer trails were, I was really operating on hope and prayer. This year, however, we had a chance to review trail […]

3 Days of Hunting in Chelyabinsk Oblast: 9/5/2014-9/6/2014

September 10, 2014


Day 2 began with дождь (rain). On and off, it spent the next two days raining. We woke up at about 8am, in most cases, wearing our hunting garments from the day prior. After putting on rain garments, we ate a quick breakfast, mostly cold foods (bread, sausage, cheese) but also small molasses biscuits called […]

3 Days of Hunting in Chelyabinsk Oblast: 9/4/2014

September 8, 2014


A few months ago, before the Ukrainian Crisis flared up, I was invited on a hunting trip in Chelyabinsk Oblast. Never one to turn down an opportunity, I heartily accepted. After the downing of MH17 and issues in East Ukraine, I was a bit concerned, but decided to go anyway as Donetsk is over a […]

Award-winning #Russian #Spaniel was our #gundog in #Chelyabinsk #wp

September 8, 2014


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Nobody Said Hunting Would Be Easy

January 2, 2013


Saturday was some tough hunting. I woke up very early to hit the Shagbark Hills area of Woodbury again. It was about 9F out, about 15 degrees colder than the day before. Investing in the winter kit was pretty essential to staying outdoors long enough to have a decent chance of seeing anything. I hunkered […]

Not going to be cold this year.

September 6, 2012


Last year, I tried to get by without buying proper cold weather apparel. That was not smart. I ended up wearing 8 different layers under a camo windbreaker. It was fine for stalking, but sitting in a treestand in 20 degree weather I froze and vowed not to make the same mistake twice. Following my […]

Gearing up for the Fall Season

August 29, 2012


Didn’t post much this summer. Honestly, between work and my personal life, I didn’t get much time to devote to hunting. Now, however, it’s late August, meaning New York State’s hunting season is opening soon. I’m getting excited, hopefully, I’ll take the lessons I learned last year and succeed in getting my first Whitetail.  A […]

Hunting Season is Over…Time to Start Getting Ready for Hunting Season

January 10, 2012


2011 was an incredibly educational year. I took my first deer, I learned to field dress multiple species, cooked several types of game meat, learned the basics of bow. Now I’ve got roughly 9 months to prepare for this coming fall. I have a few major goals: Be stronger than I was back in 2009 […]