Yet again, our buddy @izaakyoung took down an absolute swamp monster here in VT. Our state may not be known for huge whitetails, but Izaak sure is. Congrats on another huge buck with a ton of character bud!
This summer I had the good fortune of spending every waking moment in a place that few folks have ever experienced. The sage steppe of central Idaho can seem quiet, lifeless, mundane, and incredibly nondescript from the comfort of an air conditioned car flying down the highway. Things are different in the hills, though. The dawn chorus of songbirds intensifies as the sun breaks over the mountain to warm your face. The brush and grasses seem to glow. Deer, elk and bear slowly make their way across the hillsides, headed for the shade of thick aspens surrounding wandering creeks. High desert landscapes may seem nondescript to the uninitiated, but give them a chance and you may end up in some of the most beautiful places our country has to offer.
It was a dream of mine for years to explore the Montana backcountry. I'd read the stories of tremendous adventures, seen the pictures of beautiful mountain landscapes, and conversed with folks who spoke of alpine lakes and dark forests as though they were good friends they hadn't seen in a while. This summer I had the good fortune of spending four days in the Treasure State's high country. The west never disappoints.
@boonercreekoutdoors and I had an early morning arrow-flinging session this morning, and it looks like we're in for short blood trails and full freezers. After a few days in Ohio checking trail cams and hanging stands, we'll be Kentucky bound for the archery opener. September 2nd can't come soon enough.
This guy got the best of me tonight. I got him to take my mickey Finn -twice- before realizing that my hook had actually broken off sometime prior. After the two missed takes he was spooked and the most I could do was take this video. I'll be back tomorrow morning to get my revenge! -Ben