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Nikon ED 50

Hey folks, I’m back after several months of not checking in – not good for the ol’ Blog, but I had problems with my new metal knee and the recovery wasn’t going as planned. I also didn’t have too much to talk about – it’s hard for me anyway. But …

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Fall is on the WAY!!!

Fall is almost here. With that it’s time to start getting your equipment and gear squared away. With the help of the good folks over at Lathrop and Sons (www.lathropandsons.com) Nate and I devised some boot tips to help our fellow hunters with everything from boot selection to blister prevention. …

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Jack and I go scouting for Blackie

  It’s several weeks before the black bear rifle season opens up here. Jack, my grandson, and I went on a little scouting trip to see if we could locate Blackie the black burin I’ve been hunting the last three springs. My iron knee is now good enough to do …

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Iron Knee Mike

The last blog I did was just before going steelhead fishing in Idaho. Did OK, the biggest I landed was a 37-inch, native hen swinging a black leach fly. She put up quite a fight and made the trip. Shortly after getting home I checked into the hospital and went …

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Lightweight Knives, Heavy Work

The older I get the more important it becomes to have lightweight equipment that can do the job in the backcountry. I guess as age catches up, your pack weight becomes more of an issue, so I found myself searching for innovative, lightweight gear that is multi-functional. While up in …

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Grizzly Size Feet

After 55 years of hunting both by foot and horse I have covered many rugged miles. Packing out of the high country with 100 pound plus packs over rugged granite mountain ranges didn’t help. Lets face it I have had a rugged and rough western life of straight up and …

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Live Events

Live Event Season: Hotel rooms, fast food, convenience store snacks and almost 100,000 miles each year of the worst roads possible. We here at Eastmans’ have some of the best western highway drivers. We have, knock on wood, traveled almost 40,000 miles so far this year and almost two million …

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Arizona Hunt

It’s been a couple months since I did a blog. I often wonder if anyone really reads them. Let me know if you enjoy these. I didn’t connect down in Arizona while hunting mule deer. In fact, I only found two 170-class bucks with the biggest one a 29” wide …

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