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Today's episode we sit-down with blue collar hunter Sonny Cloninger from Washington state. Sonny is in his sixties and has elk hunted the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness for over 40 years. We learn about his early days of backcountry DIY hunting and some of his wild stories from the 1970's and 1080's. Sonny hunts one of the last places on earth where you can hunt for elk in September with a rifle. His hunting area has faced adversity of the last ten years with wildfire and wolf introduction. We chat about the good old days and what its like packing in...

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This episode we have a blue collar elk hunter from Washington state who gets it done year after year in the public land backcountry. This guy puts down big herd bulls year after year and he's got a ton of great knowledge on elk hunting. Joe Rotter is a fly fishing outfitter at Red's Fly Shop specializing in fly fishing instruction, rod sales, and hosted world wide fly fishing adventures. He's a busy father of 3, husband, and simply loves being in God's country as much as possible. Growing up on the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains catapulted him...

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As this gets published, I am 5 short days away from getting after some late season Washington archery deer and elk. I do not have any elk showing up on my camera yet, we need a little more snow to push them down to the elevation of my stand. Surprisingly, I have two mature boars hitting my deer food in the middle of November. I was hoping the bears in the area would already den up for the winter by now. With bears in the general area, the deer and elk movement will slow down. I do think I will...

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