Archive for 2014
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Halloween

Halloween: Trick or Treat It’s the season for trick or treating and there’s no exception here in Wyoming. Up at the house we have our own special goblins that come around checking for treats. The other night we were visited...


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Mid Fall Update Mule Deer

Just got in! After putting in 14 days of hunting in Colorado and Wyoming, the first thing I did when I got home was put the tape on the Colorado buck. I came up with 183, or so, in the velvet!  I was expecting around 190. How ...



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09 Hunt Winner 7×7 Timber Bull

The EBJ 09 hunt winner, Todd Smythe, slammed a heavy-beamed 7×7 as the bull walked across a high country meadow bugling all the way. The Eastmans’ video crew captured it all on film, and I was along to share the experien...


This is at the Finish line. WE MADE IT with out any broken bones.

Meetteese Run

Well, I have officially ran my first trail run this past weekend. One of my buddies, Dave, and I decided to take the challenge at the Absoroka, Meettese Mountain Run. They have set it up with three choices, a 5k, a 10k or the l...



Guy checks to see if he can hit the paper. All kidding aside, they really know how to make guns. All of our guns shot a 1 inch group with in 5 shells. Not bad considering we built them.

Eastmans’ Visit Savage Arms

We had an exciting and rare opportunity to visit Savage Arms in Massachusetts recently. Guy, myself and our Account Executive Matt Suuck found ourselves on an early flight to Hartford, Connecticut. Let me tell you, there is no ...


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Field & Stream Outdoor Icons

Just got back last Sunday from doing lectures at three Bass Pro Shops. It went will and I thank all of you Eastmans’ Journal fans for showing up. I did a talk on trophy antelope hunting and it went over excellent. Several wee...



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Bear update

It’s been some time between blogs. I gave up on the black bear hunting a few weeks after my last blog. The last day of the season I run into a bore and sow grizzly that looked at me and ran off into the timber. That wasn’t ...


This is the cape I used for the new mount. I am always on the prowl for good capes like this one any time a kill a buck. Notice the maturity and coloring on this buck's cape. A definite 1/100 type cape that needs to be saved for a killer trophy mount.

WORTH EVERY DAMN DIME!!!!

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR IN LIFE, and taxidermy!!!!!!!! I just got my 2004 Wyoming buck back from the taxidermist after being re-mounted. Can I just say, dang WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT!!!! Mel Siefke at Wildlife Recapture Taxidermy (...



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Looking for Blackie

It’s been a while sense I’ve checked in. Had some work done on my bad knee and I’ve been a bit laid up the last few weeks.   It’s bear season and I’ve been poking around looking for the old black bear that I have bee...


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Grizzly at the House

Last spring the 21st of March, the grizzlies started to come out and move through our area. One of the biggest was a bruin with a 7-inch wide front pad. I got some photos of him as he moved down the creek away from my house. Fo...