High Country Hunt Film

Here is Jared and I’s first filmed hunt!  Wish we had been doing this all along, the year Jared shot a bull in the face at 7 yards was rather THRILLING!!  As we move forward we’ll be adding to the camera lineup and working closely with our friend for great editing! Winter is approaching quickly…

It was well UNTIL…

Well this hunt with my wife and Jared’s wife was probably one of the shortest hunts I’ve ever been on!  It was wonderful though, I spent an entire day with Stephanie on a sunny hillside watching a couple real nice bulls and trudging through the swamp grass and into some big timber on the hills!…

Big Bulls in the High Country

Jared and I left in typical fashion, well before daylight at 3:30AM knowing it would take over half the day to get to that savory camp spot! The air moved just strong enough through the night that no moisture had a chance to settle on the overhanging brush along the trail giving us a cool…

DIY Kimchi

Here it is!!  The first of many recipes to come from Joann(Jared’s Wife), that involve your home grown gardens and personally harvested wild game!!  So Joann, the Adventures DIY Kitchen is turned over to you! Thanks Louis. Last year, my husband Jared and I had a small garden and we planted plenty of cabbage just…

The Replacements

This year I wasn’t able to moose hunt with my brother Jared, in fact, I didn’t get to hunt this year at all.  Jared wasn’t sure who he would ask to come along but I think he had a suspicious feeling that it might end up being he his Wife and Mother!!  The two of…

Fulfilling More Than a Tag

10 years ago my Dad was supposed to take all 3 of his girls hunting. He ended up passing away that year. So I started going that year in 2006 and I’ve been going ever since. In 2013 I got my first bow, I was so excited! Got my brother excited to the point where…

428 On The Fly

It was cold, colder than I expected it to be on this September morning well before light. My brother and I have always gotten a kick out of getting places under the cover of darkness. While everyone else is sleeping we’re making moves! We spent 3 years running recon back to this area and just…

Weekend Warriors

What was your weekend like? I was certainly able to cover some ground! Saturday found me up the Salcha River with a couple friends Garry and Carl doing a run up to retrieve stashed fuel. The fuel had been hauled in by boat in preparation for a moose hunt last year but Garry never made…

2015 Adventure Kryptek Winner

Russell Chauncey has won the Adventure Giveaway this year!  Last year’s contest was for widest spread of moose antlers with the winner at 60″.  This year we went for highest number of brow tines and Russell along with his brother Mark and friends brought down this 61″ bull with 11 brow tines!!  Excellent work, your…

Fatal Calling

If you spend much time off the highway system in Alaska it is likely that wolves have been very near to you. Personally that thought (knowledge) is a little discomforting, if wolves only knew how easy we are to take down the tables would quickly turn! But…..  They don’t!  So mankind remains the ‘Ultimate Predator.’ …

Sweat a lot, Bleed a Little

Finding an excellent moose hunting area is done through reconnaissance, sometimes to an extensive and exhausting degree.  My brother Jared and I have spent the last three years in a moose hot spot and in reality could probably hunt there for several more years. Our obsession with new adventure however has had us doing recon…

#7 In The World

At least once a day I imagine what it would be like to shoot a record breaking animal, or even one that holds a place in the top ten of the world.  My longtime friend and bear hunting partner Jared Cummings experienced this last year on August 4.  After a lot of recon he carefully…

Wolf Cam

This last summer I talked with a friend about using trail cams on the trap line. I didn’t think the batteries would hold up but apparently they will. Shortly after this trapping season opened my brother got one as a gift so he set it up on the long line! Wolves are always running slightly…

Victoria’s Redneck

So here’s a funny one for ya, has nothing to do with the arctic outdoors but does involve a jungle! The jungle of Salt Lake City that is! I spent some time in Utah and Nevada working on my brother in laws drill rigs, started out as a drill helper and eventually made driller. Every…

Cougars in the AK?!

I friend of mine just posted that while traveling between Delta Junction and Fairbanks today he saw a cougar!  No, not the old grey haired kind, a huge tan cat with a long ass tail (as he put it)!  Biggest cat he’s ever seen and yes, he’s a life long Alaskan and knows the difference…

Cannibals

We’re one week into the short dark trapping season and what a way to start it off! I was still working on the opening weekend so Jared ran our 2 local lines solo and got them completely set in a couple long days. One of the two yields primarily coyotes and marten and off the…

Running Out of Time

Moose hunting in Alaska is a very important time for us. Harvesting a moose gives us the opportunity to fill our freezers for the long cold winter to come with the freshest organic meat you can find! On September 25th my dad and I were headed out one more time for the last day of…

2014 Adventure Kryptek Winner

Shanen Hansen has won the first Adventure Kryptek giveaway, a pair of Smith Optics Elite shades in Kryptek!  Shanen and 2 others had 3 days to hunt and managed 2 moose in that time, well done!  Lets see how you fair in 2015 for highest number of total brow tines! Louis      

1 2 3 4, Get Your Moose On The Dance Floor

We left camp in the dark around 5:45AM, the wind had died down and it was cold, it felt perfect. After a quarter mile we pressed out of the big timber onto the edge of the swamp with burnt hills on the far side. Jared racked the moose shed on a small dead spruce then…

Wolves or Wives?

What draws me into the untamed and unforgiving depths of Alaska is much more than a general interest, a hobby, or even a lifestyle. I believe this state has the power to pull on a man’s soul which is well beyond sub conscious leaving one with no choice but to, ‘Go.’ Most can handle this…