Becoming a Hunting Mentor — Twenty Minutes Changes Everything

In yesterday's mentoring/giveaway post I mentioned the five stages of hunting, plus an added number six -- The Sportsman Mentor stage. The story below, shared by my friend Kevin, shows how someone became a sportsman mentor, and he thinks it's all about how someone became a hunter. It tells why the sixth stage of hunting …

Finding Mentors and Becoming Mentors — Sharing the Hunt

These days, mentoring is more important than ever, especially in the area of hunting. Learn more via a mentoring post I wrote for ALPS Outdoorz a while back. I'm not only an avid hunter and outdoor writer, but I'm also a hunting guide, shooting instructor, hunter-education class instructor, seminar presenter, and all-around mentor. It may …

Mia Anstine Live on Strung Out Outdoors

Mia Anstine live with Strung Out Outdoors #LiveonReloaded Watch the replay of the YouTube live interview with my new friends from Strung Out Outdoors (SOO). While I've been interviewed by many people and shows, it's refreshing to see these guys putting in the time and doing their homework before a show. I can't wait to …

Pheasant Hunting at the Bluffs with Denver Sables

This month traveling to the Denver area meant meeting a terrific group of women and a memorable pheasant hunt. As the Colorado area Regional Representative for Safari Club International (SCI) I travel throughout the state, attending events and getting to know the people who make things happen in the state's chapters. When I attended the …

Colorado Archery and Hunting at She Never Quit

Thanks to the Colorado Bowhunters Association the past three years I've trekked down to teach archery at the annual She Never Quit event in Texas. I’m blessed to be able to share my passions with over 50 wonderful women. In the past, archery has been an optional afternoon activity. This year I got lucky with …

Ambushed by Police-Car Moths at 10,800′

Last summer I giggled when someone told me that they thought butterflies and moths were going extinct. All you need to do is get outdoors and look around is what I told her. Lo and behold, this summer I’m finding the moths at home, which is at about 6,500′ elevation and in the mountains while …

What to do with Leftover Elk Steak | Elk Steak Quesadilla

I grew up with a respect for everything I received, and that meant that we didn’t waste anything. Over the years it’s been a challenge to get the family to eat leftovers. Not wanting anything to spoil, I learned to improvise. In college I worked at a grocery store in San Diego. I worked in …