A continuation on our last post; What have I changed to increase strength and endurance and have I noticed any results. I will begin by saying that we have noticed a change in weather here in Utah and even though my little girl loves to go hiking with us, we want to make sure that … Continue reading Training: increasing strength and endurance for the backcountry; part 2.
Every year you train and train and then finally it's here, Elk hunting season! This year we had a lot of excitement going into this season which lead to the first two days of hunting really hard and getting far back into the backcountry. We saw lots of elk, and even had a couple shots … Continue reading Training: Increasing strength and endurance for the backcountry.
This Monday's Conservation is going to be a little different in structure. We have done quite a bit of hiking this Spring and I was astounded by how many campfires we saw that had smoke still coming off of them. Then when we would approach the fire pit to put dirt over it and douse … Continue reading Monday Conservation: Wildfire
What do they mean by Fair Chase?: Where ever you go in the hunting or fishing community you will always run into people who love to tell you about they feel should or shouldn't be done when it comes to catch and release or catch and kill. For example an argument that I often run into … Continue reading Monday Conservation: Fair Chase
Utah Sage Grouse Population: For the past 15 years Utah has been working to increase the Sage Grouse population. Years ago the Utah Sage Grouse was listed on the ESL (Endangered species list), due to road developments, Wildfires and the extraction of natural resources coupled with the delicate habitat that is needed for the Sage … Continue reading Monday Conservation
Public land gridlocked by Private land owners: 9.52 million acres of public land are inaccessible to the people who own them. Right now there are multiple different organizations that are attempting to get this issue addressed. I know I'm not the only person out there who has found what would be some amazing country to explore … Continue reading Monday Conservation
The Rollback of the Clean Water Act: First brought about in 1948 as a way to control water pollution the act was amended in 1972 to what we now know as the clean water act (CWA). Some of the highlights of the act are to; regulate pollutant discharges into the waters of the United States, … Continue reading Conservation Monday’s
Endangered Species Steelhead fish at risk: Due to numerous reasons the Steelhead population has taken a very dramatic drop in numbers since the 60-70's almost to the point of extinction. Steelhead's are currently on the endangered species list and even though multiple different organizations are taking steps to correct this the number is still declining. … Continue reading Conservation Monday’s
With just about five months before the Utah Elk and Deer archery season opens and all the new additions I have added to my bow I have a lot of work to put in before I can ethically say that I am prepared for the hunt. The last couple of years have been hectic for … Continue reading Getting my bow dialed in
The Pebble Mine Project: Why it matters to get involved and to educate yourself on current affairs. Image from Pebblescience.org I have decided to dedicate my Monday posts to Conservation and Environmental topics. However my goal is to make it so that you have the tools to understand the topics without getting confused with all the … Continue reading Conservation Monday’s