The Opportunists

After a lot of work, Im so very happy to see the piece which I set out to create, finished. The idea for how to relate our amazing feelings of success came to me, on the ride home; Steph and his wife just had their first child, and I will be getting married in October. These are new roles for us, and having to learn how to balance them with bowhunting was a good learning lesson.

We are normal guys, with busy lives…hunting over the counter tags, and public land; we wait all year for the month long Oregon bow season.

4 days, 3 tags, 2 friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Very pleased to present a short that we put a lot of work into, “The Opportunists” by Mountain Made Media (M3)


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Mountain Made Media screen grabs; frozen action

The Opportunists Trailer

Trailer for the upcoming short, “The Opportunists”, by Mountain Made Media (M3). This is going to be a real special one, cant wait to share it with everyone!

3 tags punched in 4 days, public land, Oregon


I’d a gear guy, I like to know what guys are using; I like to try out as much stuff as I can, to make my selection as to what I hunt with. Here’s what Im running:

Sitka Gear head to toe; in my opinion there is no better camouflage pattern than the Optifades, and there is no gear that is as well constructed as Sitka. They have done what their tagline says, “Turn Clothing Into Bear”. I have been 110% pleased with not only the gear, but the customer service, it’s second to none.

Diamond Archery DeadEye 72 lbs 30″ draw…this is a big change for me; I haven’t shot a single cam bow in 5 years, nothing but fast hybrid cams. This bow is just as fast as the hybrid cams! The draw is a harsh, but that’s not something that bothers me; if Im going into a 340fps+ IBO bow, that’s expected. I also love the hard wall this bow has, for me, that is super important. It is smooth and quiet. Overall, I have been very pleased with it!

Easton AXIS Love em, shot them and the FMJ’s on and off for years. They shoot good, take a beating, and hit with some serious KE.

Cabelas Copperheads 100gr I recently picked these up, $24.99 a pack, compared to $40 for most other 3-packs…and they are unreal. They are sharp, they fly like field points and they cut a HOLE! Ive shot them out to 100 yards and they fly just as good as field points. To see more info check out

Vortex Optics I have used Vortex since 2005 and can say that they are just fantastic. Their glass is quality, and their customer service is fantastic; I’d highly recommend getting a pair and comparing them to a “big name”…you’ll be shocked! Im using the Razor 10×42’s 99% of the time.

Black Gold Ascent Custom with Vengeance 4 pin head
Trophy Taker Shakey Hunter
Stanislawski Shootoff 3 finger
BStinger Stabilizer 10″ 8oz
Fuse Ventera Quiver
Under Armour Chetco Trail Shoes
Sitka Flash 8″ Gaiters
Kelty 4750 Coyote
Cyclops Headlamp
Mossback Widowmaker and Hollaback Elk calls
Canon 60D and GoPro Hero2

2012 Oregon Archery Antelope Pictorial

14.5 hours in the blind, 104 degrees, 25 yard shot, 40 yard recovery, 74 1/2″