Cat Cay, Bahamas

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On the 15th of March I went to the Bahamas with my dad and little sister. We stayed with Tony Belcher on Cat Cay (traditionally pronounced ‘key’). My dad has visited Tony several times, usually participating in blue-water fishing tourneys. For me, the big excitement leading up to the trip was the fact that we were going to get a … Read More

NSCA Level I certification

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Got back on Monday from a few days in Branson, Missouri. Karl Page (our head fly fishing guide) and I went down there to expand our knowledge about the shooting sports. We drove about 15hrs. each way to attend a NSCA Level I instructors certification course. The course took place over 4 days at the Ozark Shooters complex in Walnut … Read More

Winter Fly Fishing in Aspen

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Blake McGhee with a beautiful Brown on the Roaring ForkThis winter has been awesome for Fly Fishing in the Roaring Fork Valley. The sunny days have kept the river free of flow-ice, and although the water level is low this time of year, the fish are abundant and active. Our typical trip over the last couple of months has been … Read More

Western Colorado Shooting Preserve

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Even after the season has ended, we continue to offer engaging shooting activites in a specatular setting. Because we offer shooting on a private preserve, you can hunt sporty birds well into the spring. A full-day trip includes a clay shooting tune-up, a fabulous lunch served at the hunting lodge, and hunting over pointing dogs with a knowledgeable and attentive … Read More

Hunting in Canada – Alberta and Eastern Ontario

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A successful morning’s duck shoot Some of the most successful and exciting hunts that we produce every year take place north of the border, in Canada. We start by hunting ducks and Hungarian Partridge in Alberta, and later head to Ontario for Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock. Check out some of the awesome pics from Alberta this year! Three old friends … Read More

Atlanta DU – Special Edition AOC/SG pair

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The Atlanta DU .410cal & 28ga. pair Today, we blog… Yes, I am still alive. Alive and well! Although its been a while, and after a gap in posting as long this (several months) I probably don’t have any faitful readers left, I will post again nonetheless. How about a little ketchup? Today’s entries are mainly about the trips Aspen … Read More

Off-Season In Aspen

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The Fall Colors have fallen Now that it is almost the middle of October, things in Aspen are officially starting to slow down. The leaves are gone, and with them are the leaf people who come to see them. Today was a beautiful, almost summer-like fall day, and according to the weatherman there are more in store. The river is … Read More

Jarrod and Jon Cast and Blast in Colorado

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Chris Dobbins’ Family Ranch on the White River My Dad and I took last Sunday off. It was the first time since the middle of the summer that neither of us had anything pressing to take care of, so we seized the opportunity to spend some time together. We stayed up late on Saturday packing, and we loaded into the … Read More

Hunting in Aspen – Phesant and Partridge

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The phesant and Partridge hunting has started and so far the trips are are going really very well. The pointers are just back from the trainer, and the weather is beautiful, and there really isn’t any better way to spend some time outside in Western Colorado.

Hunting in Aspen – Opening of Dove a huge success

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The reports are coming in, and by all accounts this year’s dove opener was epic. Long time AOC clients Frank Ziska and Keith Withycombe popped by the shop on their way to lunch to let me know how things went. Both men wore the look for the successful hunter – somewhat tired, but also satisfied. I’ll keep posting as more … Read More