Winter is starting to get to me. I’m not one of those people who complains about winter for months, but this winter has been long, and I’m starting to get stir crazy. I enjoy living in Western Wisconsin where we get to experience all four seasons. In the spring, you have shed hunting, turkey seasons, and fishing opener. The summertime is for yard games, bonfires, baseball, weekends at the lake and time spent outside. The fall of course means hunting, non-stop hunting, as well as football. Winter simply makes you appreciate all those other seasons! I used to really enjoy snowmobiling and ice fishing, but it seems I don’t have much time for those things anymore. I guess I can try to make the time, but winter is my busy time editing – especially this winter.
I’m currently working on editing episodes of Claim Your Trophy TV, and getting ready for our National Television Debut this spring. Nick Swanson and I have spent quite a bit of time over the last 16 months filming hunts from all over North America to put together 13 episodes for Season One of CYT. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been in the grind of editing TV episodes, and I’m realizing very quickly that time flies when you’re having fun!
I just recently completed editing an episode from our Iowa Deer Hunt back in Mid-December of 2013. This is our most recent hunting trip and will likely be one of the first episodes we show for Claim Your Trophy. Since my blog wasn’t live during that trip, I’ll just re-live it here for a minute.
Without giving too much away, the trip went like this: we arrived at the farmhouse on Friday. We hunted Saturday, Sunday, and part of Monday and had a heck of a time meeting some new people as well as hunting some incredible terrain. Most of the hunts were deer drives, with a few evening sits from a box blind.
I have never seen so many deer in my life! In two days of full-out deer drives, we must have seen 100+ deer a day. Some drives we’d see upwards of 30-50 deer. The action was intense and we were lucky enough to fill a couple tags. You’ll have to wait to see the episode to find out exactly what went down but it was my first time filming a hunt in Iowa and the so-called “Land of the Giants” did NOT disappoint.
Once this episode airs on TV in April, I will likely blog with more details about the hunt, so that’s it for now!