The Measure of Success: a black-tailed deer hunt

Próis Hunting and Field ApparelThis morning I took to the woods under a cloak of darkness. Silently, I found my place and nestled in to sit and watch the forest wake around me. With the sun’s first rays I listened to the birds sing and held hope I would successfully fill my tag.

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A Few of my Favorite Things- #1

Earlier today I caught myself singing “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music.  (Of course I was singing in my best Julie Andrews’ accent!)  “Rain drops on roses, and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…”   The song got me to thinking about my favorite things and why I hold them so near and dear to my heart.  Family, close friends, my health, and my Lord and Savior are all at the top of the list.  There are a number of other things in my life, however, that I feel I could not live without.  Here is the rundown: Continue reading


After years of sharing my hunting stories in other venues, I figured it is finally time to jump on the band-wagon and start my own blog. So, welcome to my life! I’m the typical American working mom, trying to make my way through the hurdles thrown at me. Although I live and work in the concrete jungle of downtown Portland, Oregon, I am most at home in the woods. I am the city girl who loves to wear camo!

The Pacific Northwest is an amazing place to call home. I have a whole system of rivers at my doorstep, all in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain Range to the East and Coast Range to the West. The Pacific Ocean is a just a hop, skip, and a jump away. God has graced this land with his amazing beauty!

Come back soon to hear more of my hunting stories, find information on my upcoming women’s hunts, or just to get a good laugh. In the meantime, happy hunting!

Cheers ~Michelle