Thor is taking fishing to the next level this year. While he has been fishing several times over the past few years, this year he began learning more about the process that comes after the catch. He is learning about and how to identify the various species of fish in our area as well as how to clean and prepare them to eat.
Turkey season is upon us!
Here are some highlights of the good stuff I found at the #NWTFshow this year. Always enjoy the National Wild Turkey Federation every year. This year we took the camera along to share with you some of the stuff I liked the most in the NWTF 2020 Gear Review!
Below are a few links to the gear featured
ALPS OutdoorZ Grand Slam
Sisterhood of the Outdoors Womens Clothing
Paramount Outdoors EHG Clothing
BOWADX – https://bowadx.com/
Doc’s prescription for flatlanders to prep for the mountains
Preparing to chase elk in the mountains of Idaho as a flatlander brings its own level of difficulty.
How do you prepare for elevation? How do you get ready to elk hunt? How do you combat altitude sickness?
Do the best you can, with what you have, right where you are!
Living about 200 feet of elevation but heading to chase elk well above 8000 feet is gonna pose a few problems. But push it. Work hard. And it will pay off.
Rewards come after the work!
Here are some clips and insights into how I trained and prepared for the rigors and elevation.
Today, September 28 is “NATIONAL DAY OF CONSERVATION”.
Mossy Oak Properties has extended the challenge to the entire outdoor community to spend time today engaging in conservation activities.
When most think conservation, we think of passing it on. Handing down the land that we love to the next generation better than we found it. We think of the conservation efforts that have revived and the critters that we love back to thriving numbers. We know a portion of every license and piece of equipment goes towards conservation.
There are numerous ways to get involved.
- Go for a walk and pick up trash.
- Invite someone to join you on an outdoor adventure.
- Clean out your closet and give a new hunter some of your gear.
- Teach someone how to fish.
- Cook up venison for a neighbor.
- Plant some wildflowers with the kids.
My question is are you conserving yourself? When we talk about conservation it gets me to thinking, are we conserving the outdoorsmen. The outdoorsmen that have brought the deer, turkey, elk, trout, and so many more species back to thriving populations from the edge of extinction?
Is the outdoorsmen the next endangered species?
Not do we have a part in it but are we actively making sure that we are conserving outdoorsmen? I have set my focus on the conservation of outdoorsmen. To help those that love the outdoors to spend more time and more years doing what they love with those they love.
As an outdoorsman, a critical way to help others and be part of the conservation of outdoorsmen is for each of us to hunt more and hunt longer. This means improving our health. To extend our capabilities and our lifespan.
When we are able to hunt more and longer we will be able to introduce more people to God’s creation. We will be able to pass on a hunting heritage and leave a lasting legacy in the outdoors.
Dedicate time to exercise and get in better shape. Make time to improve your health and get better.
So here is my challenge to you. Similar to the executive order handed out in 1908 by Theodore Roosevelt, walk 50 miles. Teddy Roosevelt challenged the military to march 50 miles in 20 hours over a 3-day span. He placed this directive due to the lack of physical fitness, preparedness, and decrease in what he deemed living a ‘Strenuous Life’ from the United States military of the day.
John F. Kennedy, throughout his presidency, often referred to the lack of physical fitness of the United States as being the biggest risk to our nation’s safety and freedom. In a Sports Illustrated article titled “The Soft American” wrote:
“For physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”John F. Kennedy
JFK challenged the military of the early 1960s and the nation in general, to improve their health and fitness by completing 50 miles in less than a 20 hour period. This challenge came after finding documents of Teddy Roosevelts Executive Order and that some Marine’s during Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency completing 50 miles in 20 hours straight.
And so it is today for us.
The biggest conservation effort we can make is to conserve outdoorsmen. To first look to improve our own health, but then invite others to join us as we improve our health and the health of the land we love to roam and the animals that we love to chase.
So I challenge you to walk 50 miles in the next month. Put 50 miles on the ground by the end of October. Not just 20 hours but a month to get 50 miles in. Tracking is easy with cell phones today, or use a pedometer, a watch, or any number of apps you like. Keep track and share it on social media such as the Go Wild App or in your @Instagram stories. Tag @HealthyHunterTV and @DrBrooksTiller plus use #HealthyHunter and #HealthyHunter50 to see others that are conserving outdoorsmen with you!