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.
We’re members of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers because we greatly appreciate the work that they do to ensure the integrity, health, and wildness of our public lands and also because of their efforts to preserve access for hunters in these areas. They’re definitely worth a look if you’ve never heard of them before. If you’re already a member, thanks for helping to protect America’s wild lands.