I was fortunate that my Dad got me into hunting at an early age. I started bow hunting at the age of 12 and have been hooked ever since. I would hunt as much as possible around our house in central Minnesota . When I moved to Denver several years ago, my mindset shifted towards bow hunting and became a much bigger part of my life. Now I find myself spending more time thinking and researching hunting than I care to admit. I love early season high-country Mule Deer… But Whitetails is a close second. My next bucket list hunt is definitely getting my Dad to join me on an Elk Hunt in Colorado. My most memorable hunt was last year with my Dad. We snuck in on a bedded Mule Deer that had a couple does with him. We were able to get above them, and we both popped over the edge of the ridge. I ranged the buck at 55 yards...and my Dad smoked him. We watched the buck tip over… it was amazing and something I'll never forget!
HOMETOWN: Denver | CO
EXPERTISE: Mulies and Whitetail
On Hunting: What hunting means to me is a moving target (pardon the pun!), but I think it changes depending on the hunt and where you're at in your hunting "career." If I'm going after high country Mule Deer solo, it might mean putting myself through hell to find the biggest buck on the mountain. If I'm on my annual Whitetail with my family and friends, it's all about camaraderie and memories. Don't get me wrong, we are out there to fill our tags, but we're going to have a good time!
I love the challenge hunt, the places it takes me, and the sustenance it provides!
How does Pnuma gear improve your hunt? Gear that allows you to do what you need to get the job done is priceless. Pnuma Gear does that for me! Also, offering tailoring options is excellent for me since I am tall and lean. It's always been hard to find hunting clothes that fit properly. One thing I wish Pnuma offered is a Down Jacket with a Hood. A packable one would be even better.
Note: Stay tuned Joe, wishes do come true!
Favorite Piece of Pnuma Gear: The Waypoint Suit was originally my go-to, but the Selkirk has now become the front runner! The Selkirk is my top pick for fall hunting purely I spent the most time in Tenacity Pants with the Merino Shirt and Gunnison Hoodie. But I love the Waypoint when I'm in the tree stand.
Tell us about your most memorable hunt? Most people would think I'd say my hunts for Mule Deer and Elk, but my most memorable hunt was last year with my Dad. We snuck in on a bedded Mule Deer that had a couple does with him. We were able to get above them, and we both popped over the edge of the ridge. I ranged the buck at 55 yards...and my Dad smoked him. We watched the buck tip over… it was amazing and something I'll never forget!
What is the one piece of gear you wish Pnuma offered? Down Jacket with a Hood, packable would be even better.
Editor's Note: We always listen when Recon talks, so stay tuned Joe, wishes can come true!