Backcountry Elk Hunt 2011

Question: what kind of whackos spend 15 days in the backcountry drinking muddy iodine-flavored water, eating the same food day after day, and chasing elk from dark until dark? You guessed it: the same two guys and eight goats who went to Hells Canyon for a spring bear hunt. Why? Because IT ROCKS! Archery elk …

Spring Bear Hunt – Part II

Bear hunting is all about figuring out what bears like to eat, finding their food source, and waiting for the bears to show up. Bears eat whatever is nutritious and abundant at the time, so the food sources keep changing month to month. We glassed and glassed the green hillsides and valleys, looking for bears. …

Spring Bear Hunt – Part I

Spring is a new beginning and with that comes another chance to chase brother bear around the countryside. Me and my buddy, Brandon, did just that over the Memorial Day weekend. We love the Hells Canyon country on the border between Oregon and Idaho and spring bear season gives us an excuse to hike in …