Worth A Challenge

Tracks in the mountain pass’ crusty snow while on an Alberta bighorn hunt appeared different from the sheep tracks my guide and I had been seeing. Then, later that day, high up on a ridge, silhouetted in a ray of sunshine, was the most majestic creature I had ever seen. The mature billy surveyed the […]

Six-Oh Ram!

A CHANGE OF PLANSI missed my good friend, but I still wanted to get out on a sheep hunt. I talked to a few friends and was invited to join a group hunt, which morphed into Logan Paul and I going on an early-season hunt with the plan of checking out some new country. MY […]

Coming Full Circle M

Coming Full Circle M. 2024 Winter

It all started with the desire to hunt black bear, but I was looking for a little more adventure than sitting on stand on a baited hunt. I decided to attend the Dallas Safari Club show and see what options were available. This is where I met Fraser and Krista McDonald with Circle M Outfitters. […]

Never and easy goat

It was an icy morning sunrise. Frigid air was swirling through the airplane cabin as we left the float plane dock. The De Havilland Beaver might be reliable, but air-tight? Not so much. The heater, approximately five decades old, tried to keep up. The pungent fumes of oil and aviation gas stuck to the wisps […]

2017’s Last Hour Bear

Shoot that bear right there!” The statement was not made in Ray’s usual laid back, soft voice. There were valid reasons—it was the last day, we had an hour of hunting light left, and I still did not have a bear. The bear at the edge of the clearcut had seen us and had already […]

An Empty Quiver

Empty Quiver. Fall 2023 Issue. Vol. 34 Issue 3

I awoke at 4:15 a.m. It was Wednesday, the first day of a six-day hunt with Ambler’s Big Horn Country Guiding in Clinton, British Columbia. After coffee and breakfast, my husband, Scott, and I assembled our bows, attaching our quivers and adding broadheads to our arrows.  We had six tags between us, and we’d brought […]