sitkastoke Photos & Videos

5 hours ago

“Bowhunting is a game of patience. It’s hard to walk away from a good buck if the situation isn’t right, but experience has taught me to wait for the right opportunity.” - @nockontv Photo: @idarado #SITKAGear #SITKASTOKE

6 hours ago

The goal is simple. Be proficient, be precise, be patient. Respect the animal you're hunting enough to afford it a clean kill... •60yd Bombs putting them through the lungs or heart consistently. Take the aspect of "Luck" away and become proficient and confident with your bow. You owe it to yourself as a hunter and the animal you're hunting. @hoytbowhunting Carbon Defiant 70# 29" Serving its purpose...send it 🏹🤘🏼🇺🇸 • • • 🎥: @castnblast21 #cleankillsonly #bowhunting #sitkagear #sitkastoke #hoytbowhunting #bedefiant #nockonnation

22 hours ago

The elk hunting version of Tetris.

1 day ago

NEW PODCAST! On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, I'm joined by @coreyjacobsen.elk101 of @elk101 who is back again to talk about... you guessed it... elk hunting! This time we dive into Roosevelt elk hunting in Oregon, open country tactics in the Rocky Mountains, being mobile, closing the deal and much more! Corey will be taking off soon to hunt and film for Destination Elk that will be released via YouTube this November! ————————————————- Download, subscribe, rate and review the East Meets West Hunt podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube and anywhere podcasts can be found! #eastmeetswesthunt #howdoyoudefineadventure

1 day ago

I haven’t spent much time focusing on my own hunting season lately... and I don’t really like it. I mean, I LOVE getting my clients ready for their hunts BUT it’s the first time that I can remember I haven’t even spent a day in the field, on my @onxhunt scouting or, dreaming about the opener. I was talking with a friend the other day and I said, it’s almost like a depression to realize you have so much time being put into everything else that your own hunting time is cut out... I also STRONGLY believe in the ever swinging seasons of life, and taking opportunities as they come. So, the door then swings the other way. Today I’m working on finalizing my trip to Alaska this coming Sunday, and just finished ordering my last minute gear items. This kid of INSANE adventure in the mountains of AK isn’t something “I’ve always wanted to do.” But, it’s time to get uncomfortable. I went for a walk with my mom the other day, to break in my new @crispihunting Briksdal boots, my @kifaru_intl loaded up with 60# and my mom looked at me and said, “what makes you want to go to Alaska and hunt for brown bears, hike into the mountains after sheep, and leave everything for 12 days.” Without hesitation I unloaded the answer that I hadn’t even taken time to consider but knew to be truth... “I want to feel like the tiny, insignificant speck on this earth that I am. I want to be in a place where I mean nothing. Where I am as far away from my comfortable, everyday life that I can look around and appreciate the vast, unforgiving land and the fact that I borrow time on it. I’m about to be in a place most of the world will only ever see photos of. That’s why I’m going.” It couldn’t feel anymore accurate to share those words with you now. 5 days from now I’ll be walking into the most unfamiliar territory of my life. I’m scared, and reassured that this is where my soul needs to be. Although I’m giving up most of my elk hunting season here in Oregon, I know there will be more success in the mountains of Alaska then I even realize. Gina, are you ready for me girl?? This is going to be effing INCREDIBLE. #hunt #Alaska #Mountains #DahlSheep #BrownBear #SitkaStoke #MavenBuilt

1 day ago

😋MUD BATH ANYONE?! 🛁 #Repost @sitkagear ・・・ “I could hear him screaming in the distance. My heart was pounding out of my chest as he headed right for me. I couldn’t believe it when the bull slid to a halt twenty yards in from me and started pawing the mud and shaking his antlers. I sat silent, taking in one of the most memorable moments of my life.” - @nvbowhuntress #SITKAGear #SITKASTOKE

2 days ago

@wmiles32 letting a few honks rip during last Fall. Early goose season can’t come soon enough 🤘🏼

2 days ago

Truth be told, I never put much thought into a hunting bears, much less with a bow... But ever since I was invited to tag along for an archery elk hunt, and found out I could possibly throw an OTC public land bear tag in my pocket... I can’t think of anything else. @bha_mn @sitkagear @mtnops @onxhunt @irishsetterboots #backcountryhuntersandanglers #sitkastoke #isitseptemberyet #publiclandowner #keepitpublic #colorado #bowhunting #bearhunting #elkhunting #minnesota #getoutside #gowestyoungman

2 days ago

“Life in the open is one of my finest rewards. I enjoy and become completely immersed in the high challenge and increased opportunity to become for a time, a part of nature. Deer hunting is a classical exercise in freedom. It is a return to fundamentals that I instinctively feel are basic and right.” Fred Bear #babylobster #bonejunkie #getseriousgethoyt #redwrx #eastonarrows #spothoggarchery #deadmeat #muleymonday #massive #mass #muleycrazy #muleyfreak #tinesup #heavy #paunsaugunt #pauns #archery #bowhunting #hunting #archeryhunter #sitkastoke #fredbear

2 days ago

#repost @elkaddictchris ・・・ Chasing speed goats in the open hills is quite the challenge. Made multiple stalks this weekend and had a lot of fun. It was great to shake some of the rust off before elk season starts in 10 days. #sitkastoke #bowhunter #mathews #mathewstraverse #sitkagear #publicland #antelope #idaho #whatgetsyououtdoors #spotandstalk #sitkagear #archery #exomountaingear #tandkhuntinggear #biggamehunting #bowhunter #bowhunting #hunting #hunter #huntinggear #backcountry

3 days ago

NEW BLOG POST! When you are spending an extended period of time in the backcountry, grinding day after day - your nutrition can make or break your performance. I’ve found over the last few years that my body needs the right fuel to be able to hike 8-14 miles per day in search of elk in the Rocky Mountains. This same philosophy can be applied to other hunts, but for the sake of this article, I am going to focus on a September elk hunt. READ MORE ——> @eastmeetswesthunt #eastmeetswesthunt #howdoyoudefineadventure

3 days ago

There is nothing that beats the highs and lows experienced when hunting! Prior to the day starting I figured there was a 5% chance of getting a decent stalk in; One where I would at least be within 100yds of a buck... Fast forward 5 hours and I was fortunate to harvest this beautiful Prince of the Plains! . . . #sitkastoke #pronghorn #antelope #colorado #hunting #bowhunting #primearchery #sitkagear #stoneglacier #vortexoptics #g5outdoors #archery #diy #speedgoat #outdoorsman #crossfit #hunter #bowhuntinglife #rmsgear #heatherschoice #tytoknives #cabelas #wildernessathlete #modernhuntsman #paleo #gear

3 days ago

Reminiscing about one of my fav hunts with @amanda_caldwell . We were field testing the @sitkagear women’s big game line and the @mathewsinc avail yet to be debuted. It was a blast and a grueling test of patience. There’s nothing better than sharing these experiences with the best people. Hoping to get out there to MT for my archery pronghorn tag soon and looking forward to hunting Wyoming with some other amazing ladies! Photos @jordangillphotography ____________________________ @sitkagear @mathewsinc @mtnops @goretexhuntfishgear #sitkagear #sitkawomen #sitkastoke #mathewsinc #mathewsavail #bowhunting #antelope #pronghorn #archeryantelope #montana

3 days ago

Looking forward to getting back to Montana in less than a month where our love story all started (even though this picture is from our wyoming hunt last year)! This will be my 3rd season elk hunting and I am so excited. I am so passionate about elk hunting and I geek out on all things gear, technical clothing, and backcountry food and snacks! ___________________________________ #cassieswildheart #sitkastoke #sitkastokesunday #elkhunting #elkhunt #elk #rmef #sitka #hunter #huntingisconservation #iamahunter #neverapologizeforbeingahunter #proudtobeahunter #isitseptemberyet #waitingonseptember #kifarulife #kifaru #kuiu #westernhunting #biggamehunter #whatgetsyououtdoors #itsinmynature

3 days ago

Who’s got their hunting location ready for this September?

4 days ago

It seems like everyone is talking about their stoke levels for bugling elk, while I’m over here thinking about the whistling wings of blue wing teal. #sitkastoke

4 days ago

Everyone is gearing up for hunting season! Our Kodiak mountain goat season is right around the corner & I want to help you get stoked! . . A few years back I had the great privilege to have a couple of great hunters & photographers come & hunt mountain goats with me. The hunts took place a couple weeks apart from each other, one mid September & the other October. Great friendships are made & bonded together with hardships & overcoming the obstacles Mother Nature may know at you! . . Click on the link in my Bio to watch! I hope you enjoy! @sitkagear #sitkastoke

4 days ago

If you've never been camping in the mountains, then you've never actually been camping.... Change my mind!

5 days ago

NEW ARTICLE! Plan, Prepare and Execute a Western Hunt - For many, the idea of a Western hunt elicits feelings of excitement, enthusiasm and maybe a bit of intimidation. It’s a significant undertaking—especially for those not residing in the West—but not an impossible one. Pennsylvania hunter and @onxhunt Ambassador Beau Martonik shares his strategy for planning the DIY (do-it-yourself) backcountry elk hunt hunt of a lifetime from across the country. Link in bio ——> @beau.martonik @onxhunt @eastmeetswesthunt #eastmeetswesthunt #howdoyoudefineadventure #onxhunt

5 days ago

September feels. 👉

5 days ago

I figured I’d do a little throw back to a few years ago & this guy @jaybeyerimaging hiking around with me on a couple sheep hunts on assignment from @sitkagear to capture neat nature photos.. His photos really suck but he totally surprised me on my #Birthday (08/15 )after setting up camp with a WHOLE bottle of Crown that he packed around for a few days...! Who hikes that around in sheep country? Jay did! What a guy! Thanks for the great memories man! & for the record Jay did get a couple decent shots on the trip.. As always!

5 days ago

NEW PODCAST! On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, I'm joined by Bill Vanderheyden of @ironwilloutfitters . We start off with discussing the transition from whitetail to elk hunting and elk hunting lessons. The second half of the episode was recorded to educate those of us who value the highest quality gear and products for that one moment of truth. ————————————————- Download, subscribe, rate and review the East Meets West Hunt podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube and anywhere podcasts can be found! #eastmeetswesthunt #howdoyoudefineadventure