Stories

A young boy holds two blue grouse.
These Woods

An annual trip to Eastern Washington in search of elusive birds is all about family…

Cindy Stites reacts after shooting a great grouping with her bow after shoulder surgery.
Shoulder Season: Surgery for a Bowhunter

For travelers and tourists, this time is off-peak for certain destinations; for a bowhunter with…

Caitlin Ruhl and her son poke their heads out from a camper door during elk camp.
Elk Camp Daycare

Balancing a 10-month-old’s care and time to chase elk can be difficult, but the experience…

An elk skeleton lies on the ground.
On Elk and Mountain Lions

It may seem counterintuitive, but the more death you stumble upon in the woods, the…

A group of student archers at 4-H Camp learn to shoot a bow.
Stepping Up to the Line

When I agreed to get certified last fall, I really had no idea what I…

A vintage 30-06 crafted by legendary gunsmith Al Biesen.
The Blend of Old and New

Standing knee deep in a steelhead stream, attached to my 13-foot spey rod made of…

A fish rests on snow.
The Birth of Schoolhouse Fish Co.

Five years ago the dock price for our wild Alaska coho salmon plummeted. My commercial…

The feathers of a pheasant shown on a closer scale.
Beauty in the Micro

The wind is right, blowing into your dog’s face.  He works the cover with intent,…

Josh Mills holds the biggest steelhead he's ever caught.
Heavy

The fly stopped mid-swing and everything got heavy. Heavy for the fish. Instantly I knew…

A welcome to Wyoming sign along a highway with rolling hills and grass
Wyoming, Once Again

You can smell it as soon as you open the truck door. The sagebrush is…