A FANTASTIC 1st day to the 2nd UK PRL Challenge at Gardner Guns “2 Mile Range” near Eskdalemuir in the Scottish Borders.
Massive well done to all the winners of the various classes! An impressive well done to Josh Martin who finished a country mile ahead of the rest of the competition.
I look forward to watching the PRL grow in size and popularity. If your not involved yet, why not?! 😜
Being absorb in the persuit of wild game. You look for subtle clues in nature's cathedral for animal activities in order to plan your strategy win over the animals senses.
I caught the powerful @altitudeandtrails studying his surroundings and subsequently guided us to succes afterwards.
This is not the story I want to tell.
I put a shot on a gorgeous chocolate phase black bear on @_danwilde and I’s annual spring bear trip (joined by @mhockett). Initial feeling was a good shot but after a couple hours of searching where we thought we’d find him, excitement turned to disappointment. We reviewed the footage and the shot was a bit higher than needed. Hope returned when Dan found the first sign of blood; as we tracked the small drops of blood and tracks in the mud for as long as we could, they eventually stopped at a scree field (last sign of blood in the picture) and no sign of him past that. Disappointed, upset, and a hundred other negative emotions don’t begin to describe the feeling of losing that bear. We’re guessing the bullet passed right through the void and was non-fatal. It blows my mind how tough bears are.
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Sometimes you need all eyes on deck to find that next brown!! I’m secretly wishing they actually cared 🤷🏼♂️
What drives your hunting philosophy? For some of us, it’s the time spent with friends and family; the drive to get meat in the freezer; and for others, the challenge of a difficult pursuit…the list is almost endless with a myriad of reasons why we dedicate our valuable time and energy to our personal adventures.
TRADLIFE is a snapshot of one such philosophy, a vignette of what it means to challenge yourself not only physically, but also mentally.
Finding the time to read at the end of the day was difficult for me. You want to get home from work and turn your mind off for a while and just not think. I had never found a story that had captivated me more than a movie or tv show could. That was how I felt until I found @modernhuntsman . The beautiful photography combined with the romantic nature of the stories are unrivaled. Not only does the photography and storytelling pull you in but I’ve learned so much about land management, conservation and how we all fit together as humans in nature. They are doing so much to change the stereotype behind the modern hunter and If you find yourself wanting to learn about wildlife, public lands, human/animal relationships, and what we need to do as stewards of the planet read Modern Huntsman.
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After action/period of being silly busy = time for reflection (Coffee!)
Then it’s back to Planning and preparation for then next phase - PRL UK 2nd challenge this weekend at Gardner Guns 2 mile range near Eskdalemuir in the Scottish Borders (home for the weekend 😁)
Coming down from the mountains in Norway 🇳🇴after a long day’s moose hunting with @villrypa this full story and pictures will be covered in a future issue or @modernhuntsman . She will be in Scotland in just over two weeks 😀. And then we will be going over to Norway in August for her wedding!
After the gruelling 30km day bushwhacking, we regrouped and did some more mapping and research. Sure enough there’s an old horse trail that heads right to the area we found the big 7 point side. Naturally we had to go back in 2 days later and super glad we did!
Completed the Nootka Trail with a handful of my favorite people. Very grateful to experience such rugged and untamed spaces. From our furry friends on land to the feathered above. A taste of wild. Yet even still, these spaces need protecting. And the coast is beckoning
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It is good for the soul to head out in search of new spaces. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To find hidden gems, and stumble upon these sacred places. It extends our hearts and strengthens our passion for this wondrous earth. It is tough to love something you do not know about.
“We grieve only for what we know” quoting the naturalist, Aldo Leopold. It seems that discovering and experiencing these special places, for ourselves, is one of our biggest hopes for keeping these wild places sacred and safe.
I was studying tourism at college and wanted to travel the world as a tour guide - that was my dream! But actually, sometimes modeling feels quite similar, because I travel so much - probably even more than tour guiding. — Liu Wen