Written by: Steve Hemkens, Orvis Rod & Tackle
Steve Hemkens with the biggest turkey he’s ever seen, shot in Missouri.
All photos courtesy Steve Hemkens
I took a pit stop on my cross-country drive to hunt in my home state of Missouri with my Uncle and godfather, Andy Hemkens, on a farm he owns North of Macon. Before I moved to Vermont in 2005, I had hunted two seasons in. . .
Reid Bryant poses with his young daughters and his first-day trophy gobbler.
Photo by Kim Bryant
Yesterday, we introduced our 2014 Orvis Turkey Pool Contest, in which you get to vote for the. . .
Tish and Martha doing some hilltop chilling with clients.All photos courtesy Dave Brown
I think we all can agree that dogs are man’s best friend. For those of us who spend a a lot of time with working dogs, this unique relationship between man and beast holds true. They sense your mood, and when push comes to shove, they are quick to perform. In a weird sense they become. . .
Written by: Scott McEnaney, Eastern ELOG Fishing Director
Not every kid has a chance to learn to hunt, so it’s great to help out when you can.
All photos courtesy Scott McEnaney
One of the joys of turkey hunting is how friendly it is for a youth hunter. The audio aspect of a gobbling Tom combined with the visuals of a fortunate hunter watching a show is something every kid who has. . .
Written by: Andrew Pierce, Orvis Adventures Marketing Manager
Andrew Pierce poses with their haul, as Cece proudly sits in the background.
Photo by Jon Ams
Saturday morning was awful. We got up at 3:30a.m. and headed north to a new spot on Lake Champlain in upstate New York. . .only to find the boat ramp and bay completely iced in. Panic set in, and we hauled to the two nearest boat ramps, where we found the same story. (“Nearest” is a relative term, since the ramps were all about. . .
John’s client, Jerry, carries a sharptail gouse, which he pointed, flushed, shot, and retrieved himself.
Photo by John Kowalski
Last April, Mitch Kowalski received a lifetime achievement award at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana. But is he resting on his laurels? Of course not. Instead he’s. . .
Steve Hemkens and Cayenne survey the morning’s results.Photo by Andrew Pierce
Vermont’s duck season opened today, and many of our associates were up before dawn. Director of Orvis Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens and Adventures Marketing Manager Andrew Pierce found themselves in just the right spot (which they are. . .