Tribe. Meat. Movement.

Jay | @shoveltailHunting Culture

Because we put ourselves and what we do out into the public, we draw criticism from people who don’t hunt, primarily on YouTube and to some degree on Instagram, and especially on the video of Chase’s bear hunt on Kodiak Island in 2016. To those who don’t do it, hunting appears to be an exercise in ego, domination, and the … Read More

On Getting Mountain Fit

Jay | @shoveltailHunting

azerbaijan hunt

I’m approaching my mid-40s. I’m 7 years older than Chase and a decade older than Kevin. When I was younger, that age difference would have been my advantage. But as we age, it is a liability. A liability I feel creeping up on me despite my wishes and behavioral tantrums to resist it. I felt my age a lot on … Read More

December Glass

Jay | @shoveltailHunting

man in sunset

It feels good to sit behind glass each December. Even though Arizona’s deer seasons are generous, it’s deer are not. And most of us who set out to kill a deer with a bow go home empty-handed. The season is open in some units, closed in others, and is usually the last 2 or 3 weeks of the year. Plenty … Read More

Giveaway Winners

Jay | @shoveltailHunting

winner selection

With the imminent conclusion of Season 5, it was our pleasure to conduct the Season 5 Giveaway. Starting late last week, we organized all of the entries into a spreadsheet where each was assigned a random number, then ordered by that number. Using random.org, we then started selecting winners for each of the giveaway prizes. But as with many things … Read More

A New Mexico Tahr

Jay | @shoveltailHunting

We recently received an awesome message from one of our Channel subscribers (who asked to not be named), about an incredible hunt he just finished up… in New Mexico of all places. We’re making plans to travel to New Zealand to hunt tahr in 2020, who knew they were only a state away from us. I wanted to share with … Read More