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Colorado Archery Hunt- Taxidermy Trails Ep. 2

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Colorado, Colorado, Go West U.S., North America, Places to Trek | 0 comments

http://youtu.be/qkVxu_Xt3Cs This is one of the end results of my time spent living out West, while working as a cameraman for the television show Taxidermy Trails. During this time, I traveled with, Archery Hunter and President of the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy, Dan Bantley to multiple locations to document his hunts and outdoor travels. To read other stories about the making of this show go to- The Full Process-The full process of hunting, skinning, and butchering a kill. The Moose Hunt-Story about the excitement of Montana Moose hunting. Missouri Breaks- Story about hunting elk in the Missouri Breaks located  in Eastern Montana. Eastern Montana and the Missouri Breaks- My first hunting experience in the Missouri Breaks First Day Out In Montana- My close encounter with a mountain lion.  ...

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The Full Process

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 0 comments

When you turn on a hunting television show you see the the hunt, the kill, the hunter standing over their kill, and the end. But, as every hunter knows, there is a lot more that takes place than just these few steps. What about the trek into the mountains? Watching the last convulsions of the animal before it dies? The pack-out of the 500 pound creature? Or skinning and the processing of the meat? Adding it all up, these television shows only show a small percentage of what hunting actually is. As a hunter, I am supportive of hunting if it is done the right way. If you kill it, you eat it. The poachers, the road hunters, and these television shows poorly represent actual hunters and give them a bad name. The great television hunters would have the...

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Cedar Creek Battle

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Civil War, Journalism Today | 0 comments

Printed in Civil War Courier Magazine What Reenacting Means To Me Imagine it’s an October night time in a Virginian field and the stars fill the sky. You march, from the warmth of the campfire, into the darkness.  No one speaks and the only sound is the soft putter of brogans on rock and grass.  You hold your Springfield rifle in your hand and stare off into the darkness when, suddenly, your captain whispers sharply to “Halt!” Your captain stares off at tree line in the distance, which begins to excite your fellow soldiers.  “Fire!” A voice booms out and a flash of fire, followed by the sound of rifles, erupts from the tree line.  Everyone begins to scramble into line as the officers try to shout orders.  A huge shrill cry comes forth from the tree line, and...

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Eastern Montana and the Missouri Breaks

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 1 comment

About to leave for Colorado for 3 weeks to hunt elk at high elevation. Sadly I will not have cellphone or internet to keep in contact with the outside world. But, in the meantime here is some photos I was able to take in between filming elk hunting in the Missouri Breaks and Antelope hunting in eastern Montana. We began this trip by staying at a Hutterite community in an old abandoned farm-house in the middle of the plains. The Hutterites who thrive off the profit of their vast amounts of land and farming live here disconnected from the world. They rarely make contact with outsiders,so to say the least they enjoyed our company. When on the farm, however disconnected from the world, the world still finds you in the form of nuclear missile silos. Supposedly, very anti-war even...

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