Growing up in the Northwood's of Minnesota hunting and fishing since I was able to walk behind my father's footsteps. In the 70's hunting for food was more of a necessity.
between what we harvested or raised on a one acre garden we always seemed to have what we needed.
I learned to hunt from my father, mother, grandfather, and uncles, hunting the Smokey hills Wilderness area, the Crow Wing Wilderness area and the Boundary Waters Wilderness for hitetail deer, black bear, grouse, pheasant, ducks, and geese. Minnesota being the land of 10,000 lakes it seems as though I tried to fish them all!
I fished for muskie, northern pike, tiger muskie, Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, sunfish, perch, bullhead, catfish, trout and the ever tasty walleye in the many lakes and rivers of Minnesota. Hunting Elk and Mule deer in an area on the Oregon Idaho border, North East of Halfway with my uncle, I knew then I would again hunt the Western extremes and the Rocky Mountains.
In 1995 after I served was discharged from the military I came back to Minnesota and hunted a few seasons when a couple of friends called me and asked if I wanted to hunt Elk in Colorado, we hunted the Grand Mesa outside of Grand Junction, Co. I have hunted in Colorado ever since.
Over the years I have harvested elk, mule deer, antelope, pheasant, coyote, and grouse, I have also become a better trout fisherman and learned to fly fish. I'm a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Gun owners of America, Union Sportsman's Alliance, the TRCP and the Save the Hunter organization.
The thrill of the hunt, the catch, and harvest has been instilled in me from the start. I believe it to be a spiritual part of my life being one with the great outdoors. I looking forward to the hunting and fishing adventures yet to come. Clint is a Caribou Gear Minority Owner.