How social media is ruining hunting

JayHunting

The Mountain Project

I recently had a conversation with a friend about a Facebook feud between two outfitters and their surrogates last week. It happens every year, every month, and nearly every day. It’s often worse on forums, and is one of the reasons I stopped using them. The guiding industry is as cut-throat as they come. There’s immense pressure to be the … Read More

Featured Ram: Ray Long’s Colorado Rocky

Ray LongHunting

The Mountain Project

Hunter: Ray Long State: Colorado Species: Rocky Year: 2011 “After 14 years waiting and 13 years of applying I had finally drawn a Colorado Rocky Mountain Bighorn Ram Tag from that moment on till the opening day of Sheep season I spent every available moment on the mountain glassing and scouting for sheep. On September 18th 2011 my dream finally … Read More

Featured Ram: Sam Heffelfinger’s Cataract Ram

JayHunting

The Mountain Project

Hunter: Sam Heffelfinger Sheep: Desert Bighorn State: Arizona Date: October 2012 Sam was fortunate to draw a desert sheep tag in a very tough to hunt unit in Arizona. It was an especially busy year, as Sam was also engaged and planned to be married shortly before his hunt would start. It took a lot of long days scouting before … Read More

Featured Ram: Cody Voermans’ Citadel Ram

Cody VoermansHunting

The Mountain Project

It was late afternoon on the sixth day of my 10-day combo hunt for moose and Dall sheep with Arctic Red River Outfitters.  Strangely, I found myself resting comfortably in base camp.  My feet were propped up on a wooden bench a few feet from a small stream and my hat brim slid down over my nose shading the folded … Read More

Why we made the switch: Sitka to Kuiu

JayHunting

The Mountain Project

EDIT: 2/10/2017 I’m going to leave a skeleton of this post up, if for no other reason than a reminder of my own hypocrisy. I wrote this “Switch” article about two years ago, but I’ve since had major concerns with what it means in the greater scheme of things, and I’m embarrassed that I wrote it. This was just brought … Read More

Featured Ram: Matthew Murphy’s Shut Down Ram

Matthew MurphyHunting

The Mountain Project

Sometimes you get lucky. In 2013, at the ripe old age of 29, I won a public lottery tag for bighorn sheep in Idaho’s unit 27-L.  The hunt was exciting by nature: remote area, difficult access, hard to draw, “any ram”…you get the picture.  The hunt area is along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, making a float based … Read More