Tag: backcountry hunters and anglers

Finding My Wilderness Self

Finding my wilderness self
Becoming a hunter changed the way I experience the wilderness.

You see, before I was a hunter I was a backpacker. And before I was a backpacker I was just an outdoorsy kid from the suburbs of Massachusetts. In my youth, the wild served as a backdrop – the set for my latest made-up adventure movie, starring me. The wild was my playground. In those early days, I saw myself as distinctly separate from the rest of the natural world.

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A Girl’s First Deer: Robyn’s Hunt Story

A Girl's First Deer by Robyn of Modern Hunters featured by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Back in late November, Robyn harvested her first deer. We’re excited to finally share the full story of that hunt. The tale is featured on the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Backcountry Blog. Check it out here: A Girl’s First Deer.

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Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Posts Nick’s Story!

Deer Hunters After All

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers protects wild lands like these for our enjoyment.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers — one of the leading hunting and fishing conservation organizations — just posted a story of Nick’s on their blog. In the story We Could Be Deer Hunters After All, he recounts the final weekend of last year’s season where he and I find a big buck but leave empty-handed. We took away only the lessons we learned from the experience (some of which I detailed in my last post). In his story Nick talks in detail about the mule deer spot and stalk and — due to some adrenaline-addled choices — the harrowing situation in which he found himself. From that day we came away with one of our most important lessons: we could be deer hunters after all. Check it out.

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