You want to be more deeply engaged with the natural world, so we provide the gear, guidance, and social opportunities to help you do just that.
AN IMPULSE, OFTEN IRRESISTIBLE IT SEEMS, LEADS A MAN AWAY FROM CIVILIZATION, FROM ITS ARTIFICIAL PLEASURES AND ITS MECHANICAL LIFE, TO THE FORESTS, THE FIELDS AND THE WATERS, WHERE HE MAY HAVE THAT FREEDOM AND PEACE WHICH CIVILIZATION DENIES HIM.
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This practical and thoughtful article comes from our friend and Grouse Club's Kolin Quick. Work your way through these 10 steps and keep making progress toward being a more well-rounded outdoor participant this year. Big thanks to Kolin for sharing these tips follow along with he and the Seattle Wild Fish & Wild Game Club: @grouse_club February and March are the doldrums of the hunting and fishing calendar year. For most of us, this is the off-season. Stir craziness is setting in as we eagerly await spring turkey and sun-filled days of fishing. But September is closer than we think, and there’s no better time than the present to get dialed in. The following is 10 tips and tricks to...
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This article comes to us from Grouse Club Seattle's Allie Jones: I come from—ran from—a little country town where Carhart, Romeos, and Copenhagen were commonplace. Weekend hunting trips and summers of camping traditions were everywhere. While I adored the wide open spaces of a country upbringing, I was over choosing between the meat in the chest freezer or driving half an hour to the nearest grocery store. My future plans were to settle in the city to build a family as equally averse to country music, hunting culture, and Realtree as me. Nearly a decade into that city living, I met The Outdoorsman. I felt like I’d known him forever from the very first date. He made a rad playlist...
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Words: Matt RosePhotos: Mike Borchard In any quest there is a moment of uncertainty. With any crazy idea, the question of “are you sure?” finds itself tugging at your core. Fishermen and women are defined by the constant tug-o-war between elation and dismay, feast and famine, curse words and joy-filled laughter. I have a friend who says, “I come into fishing with the very highest expectations, only to have my dreams completely crushed.” Instagram is really good at making it feel as though everyone is catching fish—except you. The sad truth is that act of fishing has, in many ways, lost its art—and I’m not talking about a Scottish fly fisherman throwing beautiful salmon flies on a foggy morning. Fishing has turned into a grip and...
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We’re proud to announce Grouse Club! Grouse Club is a Puget Sound based #wildfishandwildgame club born out of the love of the Wild Places of the Pacific Northwest. Part of the Windward Westward confederation of Wild Fish and Wild Game clubs. Grouse Club's expressed goal is to cultivate community around procuring and preparing wild foods, and making the outdoors more accessible and approachable. We strive for learning opportunities and inclusivity by offering mentorship programs and events that enrich our members' lives. We plan on hosting wild game dinners that help share the bounties of the pacific northwest’s diverse landscapes. Follow Grouse Club on instagram at @grouse_club and we look forward to sharing a meal and campfire soon.
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This guide to being a better hunting partner comes from our friend Kolin Quick, who heads up the Wild Fish & Wild Game Club of Seattle, Washington. To be invited by a friend (new or old) into the great unknown to engage with the wild is a tremendous honor, and should be treated delicately. Here is Kolin's 10 tips to ensure you get invited back a second time... From the mountain top highs of success to the brambly lows of failure, few experiences push the limits of relationships and friendship than being—and having—an outdoor adventure partner. Outside of marriage, only your hunting partner will see you at your lowest—no sleep, soaking wet, bruised ego, covered in bug bites, warts, and all....
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I take one last gasp of air and say goodbye to the world of endless breath. I begin my descent, and use the 17 pounds on my weight belt to my advantage. At roughly 40 feet, I become weightless; I am zeroed out. A rush of tranquility shocks my head and slowly seeps into the rest of my body, ending in my fingertips. For the first time in a long time, I feel at home. While trying to cope with old feelings of freedom again, I begin surrounding myself in a school of baitfish. My goal: try to convince these fish that I too belong in the ocean. Now comfortable and curious, the fish begin to swarm me but it’s...