• Elk Hunting Success

    Posted March 3, 2011 by KC Keen

      ELK  HUNTING  SUCCESS   I get an elk every year.  Sometimes I get both a cow and a bull.  My hunting buddies rarely get an elk and one guy asked me why.  I replied that there are no secrets to hunting elk. You already know what you have to do to be successful....

  • Nonresident Hunting in Alaska

    Posted March 3, 2011 by KC Keen

      I've been to Alaska several times; three times climbing Denali and five hunting trips. So as not to forget, I wrote down this info after my first trip to Alaska and have updated it occasionally after subsequent trips. All of my Alaska trips have been mountaineering expeditions or DIY hunts w...

  • Mount Massive Mountain Goat

    Posted March 3, 2011 by KC Keen

      In 2005 I was lucky enough to be drawn for a special management hunt, a month later than usual and with no notice.  So I had to grab my gear and go and make the best of it. I hunted for 8 days and on 6 of those days I hiked from 10,000' to about 12,000' elevation through snow, whi...

  • Electric Lizard

    Posted March 3, 2011 by KC Keen

      Slowly the tent walls turn from dull beige to pale gold.  This is the light of twilight not sunrise as we are in the shadow of the monolith camped in the grass at the bottom of the Lizard Head.  Someone is moving in one of the other sleeping bags and I can hear the clink of a climb...

  • Last Chance Bulls

    Posted March 1, 2011 by Jeff Bruce

    Last Chance Bulls   I sat on a large rock outcropping, looking out into the horizon amazed by the beauty and vastness of the canyon.  We called it Whiskey's Rock, named after a guide that hunted here well into his 60's and was famous for stake outs at this place waiting for elk to make a...

  • Reward in Hell's Canyon

    Posted February 25, 2011 by Jeff Bruce

    Reward in Hell's Canyon   I Have to admit the walk in was longer than I anticipated.  My legs burned and all I could think about was how incredible a drink of water would be.  For a group of out a shape farmers coming right from harvest where the last few months had been spent sitti...

  • Night of The Wolf

    Posted February 25, 2011 by Jeff Bruce

    Night of The Wolf   Miles and miles of steep visible canyon covered with a light dusting of snow stretched out in front of us.  Although fire had reeked havoc on this drainage in the past, it was now very open with good browse and grass.  There was a small bull working across the wa...

  • Late Season Success

    Posted February 25, 2011 by Jeff Bruce

    Late season Success   The ground under foot was unstable and I desperately wanted to find another route.  Rusty, my packer filed in behind me with another set of mules.  We were working into a very steep area that so far was able to give us good footing but rock was starting to show...

  • Ken's Bull

    Posted February 25, 2011 by Jeff Bruce

    Ken's Bull   Fog again?  I popped back in the tent and finished what was left in my coffee cup before venturing outside to start saddling the mules.  The camp was blanketed pretty good with the dense stuff and it made me wonder what the day might bring.  After saddling I walked...

  • Beyond the Limits

    Posted February 25, 2011 by Jeff Bruce

    Beyond the Limits     I stood in the early morning darkness staring into the dirt.  The pain was strong in my head and moving down to my stomach.  How would I ever manage to get through this day feeling so sick.  A few inches of snow had fallen last night and was hanging ...