"If asked to sketch a mental picture of the typical archer, I would be hard put. They seem They seem to come in all shapes, sizes, colors and backgrounds. Inwardly, they seem to have in common a love for the outdoors, a reverence for wildlife and a close tie with history. There is nothing they seem to enjoy more than telling tall tales around a campfire or talking about archery to others. It would be difficult to find a more interesting group of people." - Fred Bear
Hunting is a heritage, a legacy that is passed down from one generation to the next. Moments that are lived create memories that are etched into our hearts forever. Time spent afield with friends and family is precious, something that we look forward to from the sunset on the final day of season until dawn on the morning of the opener.
The opening week of Oregon’s archery elk season, I was blessed with sharing the mountain with my father Lewis and RMEF’s Team Elk in our home woods of Oregon. It was a week that we revisited hunting memories of the past; the place that I called in my first branch antler bull elk, the place that I filled my first archery bull elk tag, the places that we had close calls and we wish we knew then what we know now places.
Stay tuned for season 6 of RMEF’s Team Elk, airing on the Outdoor Channel in 2016 to watch our Titus family public land, DIY archery elk hunt.