Being a True Wilderness Athlete

Being a True Wilderness Athlete begins with being true to yourself.  At 44 years of age and being fairly athletic all of my life, I have concluded that nothing in life comes without hard work.  Many in the fitness industry have tried through dangerous and unhealthy drugs and supplements to quicken the results of workouts.  The results they have achieved have been short lived and sometimes even fatal.

At Wilderness Athlete the objective and goal is to get you maximized results from your hard work through great products that are a result of science and study.  Wilderness Athlete has sought out the best products from around the globe to offer you the best potential from your hard work.  When you are taking in the right kind of supplements and additives you are allowing your body to fulfill its potential.

Hunting In The Night

In many places the option to hunt at night does not exist.  In other places the option exists for limited species.  I just got back from an African Safari in which there was bait set for Leopard and Hyena.  One of the aspects of hunting this type of game in Africa that is unique is that much of the hunting will happen at night.

I was equipped on this hunt with my Bear Archery Motive 7 bow which was outfitted with my  number one choice, the Spot Hogg 7 pin Hunter Wrapped Sight.  This sight has been on every bow I have shot for the last several years.  I love all of the advantages of this site and the .010 diameter pins that I am able to get for it.  The sight is my choice because it truly is the best hunting sight on the market.

spot hogg logo

Packing For Your Hunting Trip

You have been planning for your hunt of a lifetime for the past year. You have saved your money. You have done your research:  research on the outfitter,  research on the species,  research on the equipment,  research on the terrain,  research on the weather, research even on your research at times.

For one year you have been working hard, practicing diligently, and visualizing your moment of truth for this great hunting adventure.  When you arrive at your destination  and get settled into camp, you start to get you equipment out and ready.  It is at that moment that so many hunters have what I call a real “OH NO” moment. Something was forgotten.  Something was left out.  Something wasn’t brought along.

Packing for your hunting trip

Ripcord Code Red Arrow Rest – 12 Reasons You Will Want To Shoot This Rest

When Don and Keith Dvoroznak, the Father/Son owners of Ripcord Arrow Rest, put their mind to any task it is a good bet that they will get it done.  That is exactly what they did when they decided to take their combined 70 years of archery experience along with their military history in order to produce the best rest on the market.  The Ripcord Arrow Rest is the best selling rest on the market and the Dvoroznak’s intend on keeping it that way.  The Ripcord Arrow Rest gets all of their attention because they only make one rest.

11 ripcord rest

Scouting Preparation

A very good friend of mine and a Prostaff hunter at my hunting consultant business has drawn a Colorado high country Mule Deer tag near Silverton, Colorado.  This hunt will take place at altitudes that will be from 10,000 to 14,000 feet.  It will be a tough hunt not only because of the altitude, but also because of the rugged terrain.

Our preparation has already begun by physical conditioning and shooting.  Workouts have increased and in the heat of summer the need for Wilderness Athlete’s Hydrate and Recovery has also increased.  The need for proper hydration is a must at all times and is only heightened in summer time.  We are running and doing so at altitude in order to be prepared for this fall.

The Bear Move

For the past several years I have shot for what many consider to be the top archery company in the world.  I absolutely loved my time with that company and appreciate all that they did for me during that season of my life.  I don’t have a sour word to speak and loved their equipment and their pursuit of excellence.

Bear Archery Motive 7

The New Ripcord S.O.S.

Ripcord has been making the best Arrow Rest on the market for many years now. Ripcord also prides themselves on only making one rest because they simply make the best one. The Ripcord Code Red has been at the top of the market since its inception.

Now Ripcord has decided that it was time for a second rest to launch into the marketplace. Keith and Don Dvoroznak have released another masterpiece in the new Ripcord S.O.S.


Lakewood Products Cases to the Test

One of the biggest concerns I have anytime I hunt around the world is the issue of getting my gear to the location of the hunt without any damage. Going to South Africa is no exception. My camera equipment is upwards of $7000 in value and my bow set up is about $1700 in value. I always have a bit of anxiety over my equipment making our destination without being broken or stolen.

On this trip I decided to use Lakewood Products Cases. Lakewood Products, the maker of Extreme Cases for the Sportsman, is a company that I have used for several years now. I love their cases and have been using them in all of my local hunting and on any hunts to which I have been able to drive. Their cases have performed beyond expectation every trip.


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