Field Notes

rants. raves. ruminations.
photos. philosophies. films.
poems. plagiarisms. parodies.
stories. soliloquies. solitude.
words. witticisms. wonderment.

09

February
2022

February 9, 2022

2022 Sonora Coues Hunts Are A Success

Mexico Coues Deer Hunts
The hunt on a brand new ranch is a good one.

14

June
2021

June 14, 2021

The End of Draw Season

Sam Heffelfinger
A reflection on application season, and a look ahead to the upcoming adventures.

30

December
2020

December 30, 2020

How To Glass Big Game

Glassing Big Game
A quick to read how-to guide on how we break down a mountain to find big game.

01

December
2020

December 1, 2020

Hunting Boots

boots
What happens when you take a pair of brand new boots to the Caucasus Mountains to hunt tur?

15

November
2020

November 15, 2020

A Rut Story 4.5 billion years in the making

mule deer
This is the incredible story about how two enormous rocks colliding some 4.5 billion years ago created the moon, the tides, and the timing of the breeding season for the animals we love to hunt. Not long after (not long

05

June
2020

June 5, 2020

This Canvas Tent

This Canvas Tent
  All I need can be found in this canvas tent. It has every basic necessity that I need to survive, coupled with a few somewhat modern conveniences. I have far too many worldly possessions and I am aware of

29

April
2020

April 29, 2020

Would They Be Disappointed?

arrowhead
While aimlessly wandering the juniper flats of Northern Arizona in search of shed elk antlers every spring, I often stumble across arrowheads abandoned in the shifting soils. It seems that I find one every time I head out. These lost

10

April
2020

April 10, 2020

Shoot, or Pass?

full draw on bull elk
In September 2019 I had an archery tag to hunt elk in one of Arizona’s best unit. During the season, at least 5 or 6 other hunters killed bulls that we near or over 400″. Honestly, it was probably more

25

February
2020

February 25, 2020

Extend Your Season By Hunting Javelina

javelina hunting
For a lot of hunters, the end of the calendar year brings with it the end of the hunting season. And with that, our activities begin to change – sliding back into the daily grind we know for most of