Gear List: 2018 Washington State High Buck Hunt

One more post on this trip guys, and I’ll leave you alone about it….  My good friend Mike Lilly asked me to do a detailed gear breakdown on what was in my pack for this trip, so here it is Mike.  I’m kind of a gear whore.  Well, in full disclosure, those that know me…

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Trip Report: 2018 Washington State High Buck Hunt

Ok, so the 2018 Washington High Buck Hunt is done, over with, and I was successful.  Six years ago I was introduced to this hunt by my friend Chris Camren, who told me it was going to be a legit mountain hunt, and hard as shit.  Well, I guess that means I can’t turn it…

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DIY Fire Starters

It’s getting to be that time of year again when my brain is struggling to stay focused on the tasks at hand that directly make me money.  My mind is drifting to the sights, sounds and smells of the backcountry in September where the mule deer live. As of late, like the last couple years,…

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2018 Mountain States Tactical Officers Association Annual Meeting

The 2018 Mountain States Tactical Officer’s Association (MSTOA) conducted their annual meetings at Fort Harrison, which is on the west end of Helena, Montana.  I was invited to come instruct at this event by a friend of mine whom I met last summer while he attended our Backcountry Hunting Course. Colton Bagnoli is an officer…

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Pro Media Gear TR 343L Tripod Review

I started shooting from tripods at a young age when I became a sniper. From then to now it’s been an incredible transformation with regards to the gear and the stability we now have with modern tripods. I started off with 3 wooden dowels lashed together with paracord that would get me a high kneeling…

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Leupold Mark 5 Review

I have always been a huge Leupold fan. I bought my first serious precision rifle immediately after graduating sniper school way back in 1999, and on top of that rifle was the venerable Mark 4 3.5x – 10x with M1 turrets. I still have that scope to this day, and I’ve since swapped the reticle…

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