Browsing Archive: October, 2016

Second Thought

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Monday, October 31, 2016, In : Pronghorn 

Second Thought

September 24, 2016

Jordan Seitz

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I said I wasn’t going to worry about shooting my pronghorn until after deer season. I’ve learned I don’t multitask too well and wanted to dedicate my hunting time to deer. To force the idea, my gun was still stowed and it’s zero unchecked when opening day for pronghorn arrived. A couple days into that season, we were taking a family drive with the old Land Cruiser on some new trails when I spotted two nice bucks. The first one was real nice ...


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All in One

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Sunday, October 30, 2016, In : Elk 

All in One

September 2, 2016

Jordan Seitz

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So much anticipation precedes the first hunt of the year. In fact, a person usually has such a hard time sleeping that they are up well before their alarm. This was the case for me...until I fell back asleep and woke up 40 minutes late because my alarm wasn’t loud enough. It’s a good thing I had packed everything the night before because I went into near panic mode getting ready and out the door. When I’m hunting, I loathe tardiness.


Bombing down th...


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DEER YEAR

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Monday, October 24, 2016, In : Mule Deer 

DEER YEAR -Jordan Seitz-

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It was my deer year. At least that’s what I told people. I’d spent several years reading, researching, absorbing advice from my mulie-savvy friend, and hunting a lot of country. With a good tag in my pocket for 2016, I made it my goal to shoot my first mature public land mule deer (4.5+ years old), or eat my tag trying. To help make it happen, I intended to shoot the first branch antler bull I got a shot at with my bow. Eight or nine miles into a 14 mile day on my ...


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A Laughing Matter

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, In : Elk 

A Laughing Matter    

-Jordan Seitz-

With a buzz and a ring,

My alarm emitted its sounds.

Another one of those 3:30am mornings,

Where I’d drive to my hunting grounds.

A shower, some food, some coffee,

Then I was out the door.

The clock said I was running late,

So the pedal got pushed to the floor.


90 minutes later I shifted into park,

Where for 3 days I’d leave the truck.

Threw the day’s gear together;

Grabbed my bow; shouldered my ruck.

Faint rays of light erased the stars,

As I hopped the cree...


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Radical Change

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, In : Elk 

Radical Change
Jordan Seitz

While cooking fresh grouse over a small fire at my season’s end, I concluded that bivying in the snow in a place devoid of elk didn't seem fun anymore. If my goal was to kill an elk within 36 hours, then I needed to radically change my plans.

Hours later, I was 1000 feet lower with four bulls in earshot!
The bull I decided to focus on wasn't just bugling anymore, but screaming like he owned the mountain and covering ground fast, so I dodged through the aspen and stop...

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Clear as Mud

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, In : Pronghorn 

Clear as Mud
Jordan Seitz

I've never heard of anyone hunting pronghorn in the rain; probably because the ground immediately turns to mud with any moisture, and because there are usually a plethora of sunny days to choose from. Weather is rarely a deterrent for me...the nastier the better. So I spent a week of mornings getting soaked, crawling through mud during the monsoon that plagued Wyoming and Colorado during the September of 2013. That week was just like the weeks before it: too close, too...


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Reevaluation My Priorities

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, In : Elk 

REEVALUATING MY PRIORITIES
-Jordan Seitz-
Click the hyperlink to read another version of this article on SoleAdventure.

September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

I live, breathe, and dream archery. Opening weekend for elk found me with three days off work, looking through optics at several nice bulls, focusing on a huge 6×8. So why was my bow still in the garage…and why was I eight hours from my hunting haunts wearing jeans and a t-shirt?

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

I moved from Michigan to Wyoming four years ago. After three h...


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Rough Country Goat

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, In : Pronghorn 

Rough Country Goat 
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Sporting nearly 80 sets of eyeballs and nasals, this monarch’s harem was a force to be reckoned with. During the month long archery season, I dubbed them “the mountain goats” due to their uncanny ability to elude me in rough terrain more suitable for a bighorn, mulie, or elk.

The rifle opener dawned as one of those mornings God made for hunters. I lay prone with the herd bedded in front of me, the buck in my crosshairs. A bush obscured his vitals and...

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Well Worth the Work

Posted by Jordan Seitz on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, In : Elk 

Well Worth the Work

-Jordan Seitz-

Dec. 10, 2011

Dec. 10, 2011

Allow me to set up what was “supposed to happen” on December 10, 2011. I was planning to drive to a private piece of property early Saturday morning, snowshoe up the first hill, out through rolling pastures, and intercept a herd of elk as they travelled from a haystack to the forest. I’d have my pick of the cows, shooting the second elk of my life. Afterwards, the landlord would bring up his tractor to help me load it; the hunt completed in ...


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