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Chasing Tail can be Deadly

Colorado Division of Wildlife officers were too late to save these dueling elk bulls.  Colorado elk are in the middle of their rut, and hormones are raging.  Elk bugle to entice cows to come join its harem for mating.  Bulls compete for the best cows; this can entail bugling battles or bloody duels.  It looks… Read more »

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Fort Collins Weekend in Review

Wow, Dustin sure was a sight for my trail – weary eyes as he walked through the Denver International Airport concourse.  It’d been a great week, but it was definitely time for some QT with my man.  The drive from the airport to Fort Collins was a little over an hour; I-25 was brutal heading… Read more »

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Acorns & an Eagle

Is it just me or is the acorn deluge early this year?  Crunching away happily, Bailey’s foraging is interrupted by a PLOP!  Beans was bunked on the head by an acorn, and then another.  It was comical.  Closer inspection revealed our yard covered in a shallow layer of acorns.  Dustin could hardly contain his giddiness. … Read more »

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Let’s Talk Food

The drone of the food dehydrator sneaks up the stairs as I write this post.  This sound means one thing, a backpacking trip is imminent.  This time, however, I am cooking for one.  It is quite different only having to worry about one mouth to feed.  Menu planning, normally, is quite the task, but this… Read more »

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Where are the Whitetails?

With official word I was accepted to CSU, and the house on the market, Fort Collins is our definite moving destination.  Now the question must be asked, what is Dustin going to do about hunting?  After all, hunting whitetails is Dustin’s #1 passion.  This season he is covered.  He has some new land to hunt… Read more »