Bucket List Bulls

I was icing my knee after a second knee replacement while reading a hunting magazine. An article described a horseback hunt, camping in wall tents, and going after Big Moose. “I am going to be 60 years old shortly,” I thought, “and this has always on my bucket list. I’m going to do this!” This trip […]

Into the Wild – Yukon Edition

Into the Wild - Yukon Edition Story - Fall 2023

In 2023 Widrig Outfitters sold to a new Outfitter and is now Iron North Outfitting. Snow-dotted, rugged mountains stretched into the distance on the flight from Whitehorse to base camp on the border of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The float plane was loaded with four hunters and supplies. The weather was very warm, and […]

My Father’s Caliber

Coming from the eastern half of the continent, mountain caribou hunting was completely unfamiliar to me. That changed when I inherited my father’s classic 1960s rifle made expressly for Western-mountain hunting and chambered in the now obsolete 7 mm magnum Sharpe & Hart. Before his passing, my father was keenly interested in ballistics and target shooting. […]

Straight Path on the Water

My story began in November of 2018. Our family was going through some struggles as we had lost our grandfather, grandmother, cousin, and my uncle, John Boerboon, all within a short time.  Uncle John had battled with cancer for the second time and was taken by his illness. I received a call from him just […]

His & Hers Moose Hunt

There is nothing more serene than being out in God’s country where most other humans don’t or won’t go. I am a 56-year-old woman who spent her first 13 years in the urban jungle of the Bay Area in California. My brother and I were raised by a single mother who struggled to make ends […]

She Said Yes!

Long before I was old enough to hunt big game, I tagged along with my father as he hunted high desert mule deer, pronghorn antelope, called predators, and pursued waterfowl. We lived very rural, and at 8 years old, “big game” hunting for me consisted of chasing blacktail jackrabbits through the tall sage with my […]