Here's a few pictures from our hunting experiences.
After my struggles last fall with Guillian-Barre syndrome, I began 2017 with very little vision in either of my eyes. As the year went on I got a little better every week or so. By the time the Wisconsin disabled hunt came along I was able to see fairly well through my scope. I worked this buck until I finally got an oppertunity in early October. You can read the story here
In 2015 I learned there is truth to the statement. I always make "let them go, let them grow." When this bruiser showed up near my archery stand, I tried for several weeks to get a shot with my crossbow. When the Wisconsin disabled hunt opened in October, I was sitting in my food plot with my rifle when everything came together. You can read the whole story here
A unique opportunity came along in 2014. I was offered the chance to harvest an elk with the Field of Dreams Hunt Program. You can read the story by clicking Here
Here is my 2014 buck harvested during the Wisconsin Disabled Deer Hunt. I was hunting my own property through the Field Of Dreams Hunt Program.
I've tried for turkeys in the spring for several years but 2013 prove to be the year of my first. He's got double beards with the longest being 10 inches.
I shot this buck during the Wisconsin rifle season just before Thanksgiving of 2012
October of 2012 brought a new adventure where a very good friend of mine who is blind came up with the idea that if I were the eyes and he was the hands, we could harvest a buck together. With lots of practice as well as a few trial and error misses, we got the job done! This hunt was organized by The Way Outfitters and was televised on Outdoorbound TV. Click youtube to see the show and here to read the story.
In January of 2012, I did a wonderful hunt with The Way Outfitters for their TV show. You can read the story here and you can watch the show here. This is a pic of the result with my guide Bob Singler.
Haven't put any of my pics up for a few years but I'm still at it. I've taken does each year but I haven't had an opportunity at a mature buck. Here's a doe I harvested in November of 2011 during rifle season.
Here's a late season doe from December, 2008. I've taken some deer hands-free with my crossbow, but this was the first with rifle.
Here's my buck from the 2008 archery season. Letting all the small bucks go last year really seemed to pay off with the bucks we've had out here this fall. Here's one that came in that I just couldn't resist. Same setup as last year being totally hands free, but this one is with my new TenPoint crossbow. Click here for the full story.
2007 seemed to be the year of the small racks in our area, so I passed on a lot of bucks. I put up this doe with my crossbow early in the archery season. Kind of neat for me as this one was totally hands free as my good arm has gotten quite a bit worse. I used a tab on the back of the crossbow to point it, and a sip trigger switch from BeAdaptive to fire.
Here's our 2007 Thanksgiving dinner.
Here's my 2006 Archery buck. Getting close to the end of the season and we finally got a little snow.
Here's my 2006 fall turkey. This one was kind of special as it was the first turkey I've taken since the wheelchair became a big part of my life. The second picture is with my son Riley helping carry the turkey out of the woods.
Here is my 2005 black powder harvest. I thought it was an average doe when I pulled the trigger but unfortunately it was a young buck. Good for the freezer but I do like to let the little bucks grow into big bucks.
Here's a doe I harvested in the fall of 2005 with my crossbow.
These are from Wisconsin's Whitetails Unlimited Disabled Hunt of 2004. Many thanks to my "guides"!
My guides, my son and myself after the hunt.
Another pic after the hunt and a picture the next day in the better light.
2004 Archery hunt
The buck I shot on my archery tag in 2004.
Left : Same buck in better light and I'm on the Electric Scooter I use for hunting.
Right : Our 8' x 8' "shooting house" with ramp.
My Son's 2004 Montana Hunt
My son Riley with the animal he harvested at the Diving Buffalo Ranch near Billings, Montana. Bottom picture includes guides Kris and Brad.
My Daughter's Montana Hunt
My daughter Beth and I with a couple antelope we shot in Montana. The picture on the right is my daughter with my friend Steve Toriseva.
I just had to sneak a couple of pictures in here of my son Riley and a couple of catches from this summer. The picture on the left was when he caught 2 bass at the same time. One was about a pound and the other was three pounds. The second picture is a stringer he brought home one evening.
Here's a couple pictures of Riley in the fall of 2005. He's 13 and this is the result of his first turkey hunt.
Here is Riley's 2006 archery buck. At age 14, it's a pretty good way to start!