“It’s Good”…. 90 Days Until Colorado Elk Hunt 2020

We’re only 3 months away from the first big game hunt of this season. The excitement of looking forward to the adventure and the daily prayers for good health and safety for our family and friends, are the main hopes in my heart…. especially during a time when the country is dying and divided. It…

110 Days Out from Colorado Hunt: Join the Journey 2020

It’s June 18th, 2020…. There’s only 110 days until our Colorado Elk Hunt. We’re about to attempt a normal as possible Father’s Day Celebration. The Covid 19 Pandemic has slowly, yet quickly shaved off a quarter of this twilight zone of a year. People are still dying and the cases continue to rise. I am…

We call him Mr.Swede

October 8th of 2012, was the day I gave up. I sent my manager an email stating that I needed help….so I took a leave of absence from my career as an air traffic controller. I needed to take care of me, and made the biggest decision, that ultimately lead me to discover two of…

The Answer to more Diversity in the Hunting Community… Find the Common Ground

Dear Hunter, Seasoned and Newbie, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet…..It’s time for “US”, including myself, to get uncomfortable and start inviting strangers, friends, and family to the outdoors and hunt. And the easiest way to do this is to connect and find that common ground…… It’s as simple and awkward as the…

By the “Spring” Camp Fire

One of my most favorite moments during the Colorado hunt, was the night we were waiting on that frozen lasagne to cook for 45 plus minutes in that mini oven.  The wait was worth it, not only because the meal was so good, but I got a change to sit and listen to the wisdom…

JOIN THE JOURNEY: EPISODE 5 HUNTING EXERCISES & GETTING YOU READY FOR THE MOUNTAINS

Episode 5 of Join the Journey Series: Featured on YouTube Channel (@lula) Hello True Outdoorsmen,  We are towards the end of the “pandemic quarantine/safer at home” order, here in Tennessee. As for my family, we are still being cautionary; we are only grocery shopping and attending scheduled doctor’s appointments.  Until leadership starts to have cohesive…

Episode 1: Obtaining Your Out of State CO Hunting License 2020

Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to go on an Elk Hunt in the state of Colorado… But did you remember to complete your HUNTER’S SAFETY COURSE??? If not, there is still time to make this happen before the secondary draw on August 4th, 2020. After choosing your outfitter and discussing your hunt dates or choosing…

It’s been a While….But We’re Back…. New Series: JOIN THE JOURNEY

Howdy True Outdoorsmen,  El… Here… Welcome to our home of all things relating to the healthy outdoor lifestyle… In 2018, I had the honor of experiencing a trip of a lifetime with my family… An adventurous ELK HUNT in the beautiful state of Colorado… Over the next several months, we will be documenting our journey…

Colorado Elk Hunt Packing List 2018 and “what I wish I packed”

Happy Sunday Family, Three months ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to go on an elk hunt, in Colorado, with my Dad, Uncles, and Grandfather. During that time I kept a list of ways that would have made an already perfect adventure, even more perfect. With most hunting seasons coming to a “break”, this is the best time of the year to start gathering some hunting…

Tuesdays Tips and Terminology: Trees, Scrapes, & Rubs

Yesterday, my father and I headed to the woods to do some squirrel hunting. These hunts are more than just harvesting. I truly cherish these moments that will be with me many years; these hunts are the memories that will carry and comfort me and my family, when we are no longer able to be…