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The Element Podcast

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December 20, 2017

"What it's all about." Cheesy, right? Maybe. Truthful? Absolutely! Something magical happens when a big buck is brought back to camp. Acquaintances become buddies and friends become brothers. A nice rack will turn a quiet fellow into a embellished storyteller. A usuall...

December 7, 2017

For most of the country, the Whitetail Rut is wrapping up. Bucks are emerging from their love-drunken stupor and will again be as wary as ever as they recover from November's Chase. You may have gotten away with a few things this past month; you possibly could have eve...

December 5, 2017

We all know it. It has been beaten in our heads. "Play the wind" right? But what does that really mean? In the past, I have been guilty of hunting mature bucks on my terms. If my stand set up great for an East wind, thats how I'd hunt it. I learned something in 2016 th...

November 27, 2017

Many hearts have been broken and dreams turned to reality beneath the branches of a majestic Cottonwood. Their growth is massive and methodical. Strong limbs extend from immovable trunks that connect to deep life-giving roots. The strongest of winds and dryest of droug...

August 6, 2017

As canyon walls plunge deep into pools of turquoise and turbulence, a cooling mist hits the hot boulders along the recently shaded shoreline. A large orange and black Salmonfly falters after a grueling emergence from its watery shelter. It flutters on the surface. Watc...

July 6, 2017

This is not a good picture. It's framed badly, a touch out of focus, and pretty dark.  


This is not healthy food. It's high in sodium, bad carbs, totally not organic, and I didn't kill it or grow it.

These legs are not the legs of a super athlete. They are not strong an...

May 31, 2017

There is an inaudible voice of The Wild. This voice calls out to each of us in a different tone, but we all perceive its notes. Some hear it as a call to action that stirs wanderlust in their hearts, while others are commanded to remain tranquil and satisfied in the mo...

May 19, 2017

They're invasive, they destroy habitat, they procreate at astounding levels, and the can eat just about anything. They may be one of the most detrimental feral species on our continent, but nonetheless, I have immense respect for these old battle-scarred brutes. This l...

May 2, 2017

May is ripe for the harvest! The native harvest, that is. Weird Star Wars references, sombreros, and the first cutting of hay may more commonly denote this month, but there are also countless native forages ready for the taking. This is a great opportunity to get the w...

April 20, 2017

“Leaving by 1:38 is early enough, right?” I asked as I hastily threw my junk in the back of a dusty truck. “Yeah. If we get out of town pretty quick, we will be in the stand by 3:30.” Tyler said with a mouth full of apple.

After an hour and a half of random whitetail...

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