This dead tree allowed us to access some country that most hunters avoided because of the idea of being wet and cold
Putting the Steiners to work
My Steiner Predator 10x42s have accompanied my all over the country and do not disappoint.
One of my favorite parts of elk hunting is the country it brings you into
Giving the dogs a break
The Salewa boots performed as they have on previous mountain climbs but it still feels good to get off your feet and rest while enjoying the views from the top.
Not the only hunter
Mountain lion track following the same herd of elk as me
I'm glad this bear didn't visit my campsite.
Glad I didn't end up having to pack 300 pounds of elk steaks out of that basin.
Jemez mountain turkey hunt campsite
The mountains of New Mexico are a magical place to turkey hunt, there is nothing quite like sitting by the fire at night listening to gobbles echoing through the canyons. I had a lot of sleepless nights up there waiting for daylight to come so I could chase those turkeys around.
Panama tuna trip
Chris's big tuna
202# tuna we were able to get into the boat
Nice 10 footer in a canoe
This is a throwback to my college days, we couldn't find a boat but knew where this guy was living so we improvised and went after him in a canoe. It was certainly a rush and not my best idea but the memories of paddling through the foggy cyprus swamp with his tail over my shoulder made it well worth the risks.
Its stuff like this that makes the idea of leaving the military sad
Some ski training in Alaska
Got dropped off by the HH60
Helicopter ski training
The helicopter pilots wanted to practice their mountain landings and we got to practice our backcountry ski skills so it was a win win
Our ride home
After a jump into a clearing in the Alaskan bush the helo's came to take us home
Got the opportunity to practice my ice climbing while we trained on the glacier in Alaska
This Honda side by side was a lifesaver on Amanda and Kaley's hunt
Some fat mangrove snapper made their way into the cooler
Crossing Keith's creek
The water was way up so we had to use the old kayak to get Amanda and Kaley to the hunting grounds
Amanda's first deer
We took it down to the wire but when the opportunity arose Amanda capatilized. Getting to share this experience with this wonderful young lady was incredible, there is nothing like introducing people to the outdoors.
Nothing quite like having a view like this after a successful day of filling the cooler
Kaley's first deer
It was an incredible experience helping this young lady stalk and take her first deer. The excitement in her face is something I will never forget.
Fat little hog that snuck up on us and became pork chops
Those waters are cold but I look forward to every january when commercial amberjack season opens up. Seeing huge schools of 50 pound fish is a spearfisherman's dream.
Not a bad day's work, love filling the boxes
This big boar was tearing up my friend's corn field and wounded some dogs that a guy he hired used to try to catch him. I was fortunate enough to find him and sort him out.
A couple young bucks that don't know they almost became sausage.
Big old boar
Solid boar that won't be tearing up any more fields and made a lot of porkchops
Made some great new friends on this trip, they drove all the way down from Virginia. We got them on some hogs but Keaton connected with the biggest one by far. It was a serious adventure getting the big boar out of there but when we fired up the grill it was well worth it.
Headed to the plane with my boys
Doing some HAHO jump training in Arizona
HAHO jump around 20k feet
Prebreathing on oxygen before we hop out the back
Waiting to exit
Watching my team form up before I hop out and join them