My story is a bit different, as hunting has not always been in my life – I’m a self made bowhunter through and through. I did not have family that hunted nor family that loved to camp and hike big mountains… I was the Son of a commercial fisherman, born in the mountain country of Hilo, Hawaii. I was raised big game fishing for Marlin, huge yellowfin tuna and lots of other crazy looking pelagics… I spent my childhood sailing around the world on a 60 ft. sailboat with my family, learning other native cultures and enjoying the world! When I turned eighteen, I attained my 100 ton Captains License with the USCG and Captained 70 ft. multi million dollar sport fishing yachts for elite, private individuals. I did this for years! Catching lot’s of fish, winning hundreds of thousands in tournament money and reaching the Apex of that career path.
Essentially, Gray Light is the first and last hour of each day we experience in the field. It represents the moments in time when we as outdoorsmen find 90% of the quarry we will ever get the chance to pursue. Historically, the first moments of gray are the only chance we have to really find a truly mature buck or bull. Most seasoned outdoorsmen understand that a truly mature animal won’t allow itself to get caught flat-footed in the open during broad daylight. As a rule to follow mature animals bed before the sun comes up and will not get out of bed until after the sun has gone down. With this in mind, I have always hunted or fished in the Gray Light. As an outdoorsman, what better name to bestow on what we do in the wild!
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As a footnote, stay tuned for some of our own high country adventures and stories from this fall… I am proud to consider David both a friend and fellow fieldsman.