Saturday, June 30, 2007

Our Goals for

About Our Team

Team Hunting Life was created out of a dream and a desire to find a way to give back to the hunting community, after our years of work volunteering for wildlife conservation and chasing our dreams of the North American Grand Slam. Having been an outfitter, having been a hunter and a client, we wanted to create the best resource we could to satisfy the needs of the public in researching the very best in todays equipment, resources, outfitters & news. is the culmination of a year in development to create a worldwide information portal for the hunter.

Our goals are as follows:

  • Become the number one community for hunters worldwide.
  • Provide a nationwide listing of quality outfitters worldwide.
  • Provide a national calendar for conservation events, hunting, outdoor shows and seasons of all game in every state.
  • Provide free outfitter reviews to research reputable outfitters.
  • Provide a daily international online magazine and blog to our readers providing daily knowledge to hunters worldwide.
  • Our biggest goal is to provide you the readers with the best information, the best outfitters, the best reviews and the best website in the country. We will be growing changing and listening to our readers to continue to provide the best website we can provide! We will be adding writers and members to our pro staff as we grow.

We Pledge 10% of our revenue to youth education and wildlife conservation so we can continue to protect the habitat that is so important in our pursuit of fair chase hunting worldwide!

Friday, June 29, 2007

USSA Provides Breakdown on Congressional Vote to Ban Polar Bear Hunting

(Columbus) – The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance has compiled a summary of how congressmen voted on a measure introduced in Congress earlier this week that sought to ban polar bear hunting.

Congress rejected an amendment in the Interior Appropriations Bill that would have prohibited American hunters from pursuing polar bears from healthy populations in Canada. The vote was 188-242. Seven lawmakers did not vote.

Breaking the vote down by party, 165 Democrats supported the amendment, while 68 opposed it. Two did not vote. At the same time, 23 Republicans voted for the amendment while 174 Republicans voted no. Five did not vote.

There are 228 members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. Forty-four voted to ban polar bear hunting, while 180 voted no. Four members of the caucus did not vote.

“It is critical to the future of hunting for sportsmen to know how their legislators vote on key issues like this one,” said U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Senior Vice President Rick Story. “Many legislators claim to be supportive of hunting, but we find out who our friends really are when the votes are counted.”

Wondering how your congressman voted?

Click here for vote results organized by state.

Click here for vote results organized by congressman’s last name.

Click here for vote results organized by ayes and noes.

Click here for Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus member vote results.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance encourages sportsmen to contact their congressmen offering thanks to those who voted for sportsmen’s rights and polar bear conservation. They should contact those who voted against hunting to make sure that congressmen understand the conservation and political facts behind the vote. Sportsmen should phone (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred to their U.S. representative’s office. Or, they may get direct contact information by using the Legislative Action Center at

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organization that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website,

Launch Date Moved back!!!!!!


07-07-07 at 7:07pm

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Washington State needs new representation!

Hunters need to band together and vote these Whack jobs out of office!

This is what was on Representative Jay Inslee's webpage!

"In the last 10 years, over 800 polar bears have been killed by hunters to decorate American homes. U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank A. LoBiondo (R-N.J.) filed legislation in the House that would end the practice and help stop the decline of the iconic marine mammal, now threatened by global warming. A companion measure is expected to be introduced today in the Senate by U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)."

I am so glad this was defeated on the floor yesterday! I cannot understand the ignorance that must be present in a mans head to believe that hunters go hunting so that they can decorate their homes! With that little bit of ignorance alone should give most voters all of the knowledge they need to choose another candidate.

Lets do the math, 80 polar bears per year for 10 years and close to $4,000,000 in tag fees that go to native tribes in Nunavut. Millions of dollars donated to conservation projects by those same hunters and other hunters who dream of someday hope to hunt polar bears. Conservation dollars that are needed!

Just ask the Humane Society of the United States how much money has actually been donated to real conservation projects from their organization. The answer will be zero!

How much money has been spent to stop hunting of polar bears and other wildlife? Millions

Pictures from Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza

This truly was a great hunting show for the entire family. Plan on attending next year!

Draw Success Pronghorn Antelope!!!!

Dennis, Brandon and I are going hunting in Wyoming unit 43! Draw results are up at: Wyoming Game and Fish

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

U.S. House Rejects Polar Bear Hunting Ban

U.S. Sportsmen work to defeat amendment

(Columbus) – The nation’s sportsmen have stood up on behalf of polar bear conservation. Congressmen have refused to impose restrictions on big game hunters that would have crippled polar bear conservation.

On June 27, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated a last minute amendment to HR 2643, the House Interior Appropriations Bill, which would have banned the import of polar bear trophies. Voting 188 to 242, the House turned down anti-hunters’ efforts to prohibit American big game hunters from pursuing healthy, sustainable polar bear populations in Canada.

“It appears U.S. representatives recognized that the effort to ban Americans from polar bear hunting is baseless from a conservation standpoint,” said U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Senior Vice President Rick Story. “Science that shows polar bear populations are at historic highs and that there are no imminent threats to the healthy, huntable populations.”

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance worked along with the National Rifle Association and other sportsmen’s groups to help defeat the amendment. The American Wildlife Conservation Partners sent a letter of opposition signed by many of its members to all congressional offices.

American sportsmen comprise approximately 90 percent of the foreign hunting clientele in Canada, annually pouring millions of dollars into polar bear conservation and management, not to mention the financial benefits to the local communities. American hunters are the primary source of essential funding for conservation and research that allows for continued success of the populations.

Language banning the hunt has already been included in the Senate Interior Appropriations Bill.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organization that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website,

My Comments:
I thank all of you that made a tremendous effort to get on the phones, sent emails and contacted their congressmen to defeat this idiotic legislation. Congressmen Inslee needs to learn about the North American Hunter Conservation Model. The reality is that the Humane Society will not stop until they stop all hunting nationwide. All hunters nationwide must share this knowledge strongly and vocally and alert everyone they know to stop giving them money and stem the flow of funds to this two-faced organization. People giving them money do not even know that they are supporting an organization working to ban hunting and stop the flow of money for conservation and the protection of habitat.

Here is the reality, there is always going to be people who are anti-hunting. I get that and understand that they have a differing view then I do. I can accept that and while I will continue for the rest of my life to share with them the good things that hunters do for the environment, for conservation, for wildlife and share the human stories, I understand they may never change their mind. That is their right! What absolutely bothers me is that organizations like the Humane Society lie to the donors about their intent with the money that is being donated to their organization. That dishonesty bothers me.

All of us most continue to support organizations like the US Sportmen's Alliance, Conservation Force, the NRA and others that are working to protect the rights of hunters. We must also continue to support the great organizations who are working to protect our habitat and the conservation of the wildlife we as hunters so dearly love.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Relentless with competition!

Of course we are helping Dennis pursue the dream of being called Relentless by Nature. I know it to be true and throw all my support his way! Please help us show the power of the HuntingLife Fan Base.

Vote for Dennis in this great competition of hunter/conservationist VS car driver that we are locked into right now!

All it takes is your name and email address and if you click on the button that you want more information they may send you a special discount coupon or something a couple of times a year. Of course you can always opt out and vote each and every day!

We appreciate the support for Dennis and we know him to be a man of true integrity!

Outdoor Tips!

My tip was posted up on the Outdoor U!

Here is the tip for all of you:

When hunting elk there is no need for scent control! Walking up and down mountains with a scent lock suite or carbon suit is only going to get you covered in sweat. Chasing elk is hard work and if you want to be successful you need to learn how to hunt with the wind and to watch the thermals. In most situations in the morning and once the sun goes down, the thermals are going to be headed down the mountain. During early morning once the sun hits the valley floor, the thermals are going to change and come rushing up the mountain. If you want a bull during archery season you are going to have to place yourself to the left or right of the elk herd.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sandy River Outfitters Spring Bear Pictures #1

450 pound Monster bear taken in Manitoba with Sandy River Outfitters! Andy Alfeldt took this bear on the sixth night of the hunt and had passed on it on the third night. But this bruiser came in late in the evening and he could not pass it up. This is an excellent Pope and Young Bear! Taken with Harry Walker at Sandy River Outfitters. Give Harry a call at 204-257-5223 and book yourself an adventure. If you notice the paw was bit off and on the third night when Andy was videoing the bear it got in a tremendous fight and lost its paw.

Sandy River Outfitters

Sandy River Outfitters Spring Bear Pictures #2

Some great shots from a fantastic season of spring bear hunting in Manitoba. I have known Harry Walker for over 3 years now and when I was a new outfitter he was the guy I called for advise and he is a stand up guy. His hunts are more then reasonable and with over 14 years of experience guiding hunters in this area of Manitoba, he has the knowledge to help you find your dream buck or bear. His lodge is on the shore of Winnipeg River and they hunt out of several camps. His team has been with him for years and years and I hear he has one heck of great cook. I personally will be hunting with him next year for both bear and deer and if any of you are interested contact Harry directly and tell him you want to hunt with the team from I always like being surrounded with great friends while in camp.

Check out Harry Walker and Sandy River Outfitters and book your trip early.

These are some of the bears that Andy Alfedt took pictures of while in the stand in the 6 days he was hunting. He saw a total of over 16 total bears and took one of the biggest bears of the season.

Carlos Woker took this nice 300# bear.

Carlos and his son Kevin Woker who had already tagged out on the first night.

Carlos and Andy.

James Crossen with his bear taken on his second night in the stand after passing on 6 bears. This was his first bear and he could not be happier.

James and Carlos.

James, Harry Walker and Carlos! Look at that smile on Harry's face with two great happy hunters!

Paul Moore took his bear on the first night and this was the fifth bear to come into the stand! Excellent bear.

Butch Ray took this fine bear that was well over 450 lbs and was one of the biggest bears of the season and it is his first bear ever. Great Job Butch!!!!

Kevin and Carlos with an 8 and 9lb walleye respectively. Great fish guys!

Kevin Woker's Bear with his proud father Carlos.

Kevin with some great walleye and guide Jim Locke.

Kevin with some great fish and a wonderful day fishing on the Winnipeg River.

Travis Basham with a 43 and a half inch Northern Pike! What a fish!

Great looking day on the river with some good looking fish.

Travis Basham with a 10.5 lb Walleye.