All posts by Carrie Zylka

Wisconsin - Hostess of the award winning podcast HuntFishTravel. Carrie's blog posts cover the podcast, as well as posts covering hunting and fishing and fiction stories. Sunday Morning Musings include personal stories and thoughts. Photography posts highlight professional images.

Utah: What Hunters Should Know for 2022 Deer and Elk Hunts

SALT LAKE CITY — Several years of ongoing drought conditions have impacted mule deer populations across the state. Here are a few things people hunting deer and elk in Utah this fall should know.

Drought impacts deer by decreasing their body fat (because there are fewer plants and available food sources on the landscape). If the does have poor body fat and nutrition, it leads to smaller fawns, and those fawns have a decreased chance of surviving. If an adult deer has too little body fat at the beginning of the winter — especially a severe winter — it will often not survive the winter months. Recent deer research, conducted in Utah, has shown that the amount of fat deer have going into the winter has more of an impact on their likelihood to survive than the conditions and severity of the winter itself. Continue reading Utah: What Hunters Should Know for 2022 Deer and Elk Hunts

#HuntFishTravel Ep214 – Hunting Dogs & Hunting Snow Geese with Bret Amundson

Episode 214 – Hunting Dogs & Hunting Snow Geese with Bret Amundson

Bret shares a bit about how he chose the dogs featured in his Instagram account, we share some laughs over past trips and sturgeon spearing events. He then talks about his career and love of the outdoors.

And then we go down the rabbit hole, and now I want to go snow goose hunting.

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#HuntFishTravel Ep 213 – Take a Vet Fishing 2022 Event with Mike Hucker & Aaron Lane

Episode 213 – Take a Vet Fishing 2022 Event with Mike Hucker & Aaron Lane

June 11, 2022 fellow Navy Veteran Aaron Lane and I join professional angler Mike Hucker for the Take A Vet Fishing Event on Lake Waubesa. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel Ep 213 – Take a Vet Fishing 2022 Event with Mike Hucker & Aaron Lane

#HuntFishTravel Ep 212 – Hunting Sika Deer in Ireland

Episode 212 – Hunting Sika Deer in Ireland

Tommy from Tommy’s Outdoor’s joins us to share some background knowledge on the species and the environment they live in. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel Ep 212 – Hunting Sika Deer in Ireland

#HuntFishTravel Ep 211 – Navigating Preference Points with Austin Kramer

#HuntFishTravel Ep 211 – Navigating Preference Points Pt 1 with Austin Kramer

Part 2 of a 2 part episode.

Austin Kramer is a Pro-Staff at U-Slide Bow Holder, Northeast Iowa Backwoods Outdoors and Full Service Hunt Specialist at Rolling Bones Outfitters.

Austin and I chat about preference points, something I’ve never had to navigate.

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