Archive for August, 2010

Outback Outdoors and Antelope

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Here at Outback Outdoors our big game season kicks off with antelope. I just returned from North East Wyoming where I had a great hunt. That part of the country had received a lot of rain this spring and summer and it made hunting over water holes a little tough. There was water everywhere and the usual water holes were 3 times as big as normal.

I drove around and scouted for a day to see where the biggest bucks were calling home and set up multiple blind set ups. Antelope bucks will stake out their territory and will use certain water holes all the time. You have to see which ones they guard and with the 100 degree weather you can expect action.

You need the hot dry weather to drive those antelope to your ambush set up. They are very spooky around the water and do not drink very long before running off so you have to be ready for a shot. Long hours of boredom go hand in hand with this type of hunting. Usually you spend 10-14 hours a day sitting in the hot blind where flies bite at you. Make sure you bring plenty of water, food, reading material and patience.

I was running a video camera myself on this hunt and it made it extra tough to make sure I had the antelope in frame and in focus and still be able to draw the bow the whole time hoping they stay in the frame. This particular buck came in 3 separate times during the third day. The first two times he heard me moving around trying to get the camera on him and still shoot and buggered off. Finally at 6:30 at night he came in to drink with his group of 7 doe and it was his final attempt.

Look for this great hunt in the next few months on Outback Outdoors as you will see I got it done in high fashion.

Bass Pro Shops, Denver CO Hunting Seminar

Monday, August 9th, 2010

I just finished speaking at bass pro shops in Denver, and as this is my fourth year doing this, I always enjoy talking to other avid outdoorsmen and women about bow hunting. This year, just like in years past, we had a tremendous turn out. During both seminars I had awesome attendance, positive response, good questions, and overall great seminars on Saturday and Sunday.

I want to thank everybody who came out to the seminars to listen and to support me in the outback outdoors. Hunting season is right around the corner but up next is Michael Martin Murphey’s West Fest in Rifle, Colorado Aug 12-15th and the next thing you know… we will be in the field hunting.

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Michael Martin Murphey’s West Fest – Outback Outdoors hosts Hunting/Outdoor Expo in Rifle, CO… Aug 12-15th

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Michael Martin Murphey, the famous cowboy singer and songwriter, and I have been good friends since we worked together as cohost’s on the TV show “The Best of the West” a couple of years ago. Murph, his full name is just too long to say, has been a fan of Outback Outdoors since its inception and called me earlier this year with a great idea to partner back up again. Murph asked Outback Outdoors and I to host a new hunting and outdoor expo that will educate, entertain, and bring to life everything outdoors. (Great timing as archery antelope, elk, and mule deer season starts in a few weeks!)

Michael Martin Murphey’s West Fest is a HUGELY popular country music festival (even though they took a few years off) that is put on in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and brings together some great western and country music talent to celebrate everything about our western heritage. This year Murph is bringing it to Rifle, CO Aug 12th-15th. With great country music playing on 2 stages, an Indian/Cowboy camp, mountain man camp, morning trail rides, the Outback Outdoors’ hunting/outdoor expo, and much more… there will be tons to do and a lot of fun! (for more info and tickets go to

We want to invite everyone out to Michael Martin Murphey’s West Fest in Rifle, CO on Aug 12th-15th to kick off the fall hunting seasons and listen to some great hunting seminars, compete in the West Fest /Outback Outdoors’ 3D SHOOT, and of course enjoy some great country music such as…

  • Michael Martin Murphey
  • Waddie Mitchell
  • Don Edwards
  • Craig Morgan
  • Patty Loveless
  • Trailer Choir
  • Ryan Murphey
  • Carin Mari
  • James Otto
  • Peter Rowan
  • Bill Miller

I look forward to seeing a lot of you there


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