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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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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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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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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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Inspired by hunting notes and tales written by Elmer Keith, Howard Hill, Fred Bear, Bob Munger, and Ted Nugent, the author has been compiling notes, tales, and adventures in Michigan since 1998 and Wyoming since 2009. The GoneWalkabout blog will follow his footsteps as he sits, crawls, and runs after rodents, varmints, and big game with bow and gun.-------------------------------The author has been published in Eastmans' Bowhunting Journal magazine, SoleAdventure blog, eXtreme magazine, and Ted Nugent's Adventure Outdoors magazine. ---------------------------------------To contact the author, use the email form found on the "home page" for his "Skulling" website that is connected to this blog.
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