Stories

The Blend of Old and New
It's amazing to see the blend of history and innovation with regard to hunting and fishing and how it plays out today in the sports we love. There’s so much to hold with esteem from the past and so many new ways to improve on our outdoor endeavors with technology.
Schoolhouse Fish Co.
Five years ago the dock price for our wild Alaska coho salmon plummeted. My commercial fisherman husband was working just as hard to troll up coho from the sparkling water of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage, but market forces beyond our...
Mule Deer Meditations: Migration of Animals and Mind
The migrations of animals are at risk, as is the tapestry of the West, pointed out by Ambassador Jess Johnson in this eye-opening piece.
Beauty in the Micro
The beauty is in the details, as described by Ambassador Josh Mills.
Heavy
The heaviness of fishing for a steelhead, as told by Ambassador Josh Mills.
The 5 Stages
By Ambassador Cindy Stites 12 minute read @othercindylou The Five Stages of a Hunter was a concept born in the mid-1980's by a couple of professors doing research at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. More than 1,000 Wisconsin hunters were contacted...
Fun and Games, Until Elk Get Hurt
Q&A with Luke Wiedel Colorado elk populations are in crisis. “We tend to take our public lands and wildlife for granted—it's human nature—but every so often nature gives us a wake-up call,” said Luke Wiedel, a Colorado resident and life...
The Mountain
By Jimmy Laner 5 minute read Burning lungs, throbbing knees, pounding heart. The climb was brutal, but the elk were there. The only thing was, they were at 8,000 feet elevation and we were at, well, a little more than...
7 Day Hunt
By Hunt To Eat Ambassador Katie DeLorenzo, @newmexicohuntress 13 minute read     We got to the mountain late Friday night threw our stuff out of the truck at camp and started hunting. Within the first hour of hiking ridge...
Consumers of Meat
By Hunt To Eat Ambassador, Colt Tupen 4 Minute Read  “Woah!” They start. “What do you even do with it?” With a puzzled look on his face he responds, “It’s Meat Sir.” This is an excerpt from an interview...
Give Thanks.
By Hunt To Eat Ambassador, Michael Stepp 3 minute read Give Thanks. It has almost become a trivial phrase, one that glazes the mind over and evokes inconsiderable responses. In today’s world of commerce and broadcast and popularity, we become...
The Lost Art of Canning Wild Meat
By Hunt To Eat Ambassador Todd Waldron 4 minute read It’s a late-autumn sound that’s greeted in our kitchen with fever-pitch anticipation and a mild dose of relief. A short symphony of vacuum-sealing ‘pops’ as several quart-size mason jar lids...
5 Tips for Guiding Youth
7 Minute Read By Hunt To Eat Ambassador Katie DeLorenzo Many of us will have the privilege of passing on the hunting tradition by guiding a youth hunter. During these formative years the experiences they have afield can either mean...
Wyoming, Once Again.
6 Minute Read By Hunt To Eat Ambassador, Cindy Stites You can smell it as soon as you open the truck door. The sagebrush is everywhere and it’s a smell that tickles my nose and energizes my senses. This smell...
Change in Daylight: What it Means for Wildlife
4 Minute Read By Hunt To Eat Ambassador Jason Norris ---- With winter around the corner, the amount of daylight hours is decreasing. As humans, it means many of us will be spending more time in the dark. But what...