Are you a DIY (do it yourself) archery or rifle hunter? Whether you are just getting ready for your first deer season, or if you have hunted for years, this two-day outing will give you all the knowledge you will need to have a great chance at a successful hunt this coming fall!

This two-day trip will consist of a weekend in the forest of the Oregon Coast Range, including camping on Saturday night.
You will learn all of my techniques related to:
- Deer Behavior
- Communicating with deer
- How to find deer (even during heavy hunting pressure)
- How to use the wind and other environmental considerations to your advantage
- Deer quartering, meat care and packing
- What to have on you and what to leave at your vehicle
- Wilderness survival considerations and techniques

I recommend bringing all of the equipment you plan to use for your hunt. That includes your bow or rifle, range finder, clothing, backpack, boots, binoculars with harness, deer calls and side arm (if you carry). You need to also bring camping gear, rain gear and food. Consider this an out-of-season deer hunting weekend, the only difference is no arrows or bullets will be flying at deer.

By the end of this weekend, you will be ready for deer season to start!

  • Workshop/Lessons
  • Archery, On foot, Outdoor Lessons, Rifle
  • Blacktail Deer
  • Private Access, Private Land, Public Access, Public Land
  • Coast Range, OR
  • Clearcut, Farmland, Logging Area, Steep Terrain, Temperate Rainforest, Wooded Forest


This is a simulated hunting weekend, meaning no animals will be killed or harassed.
No alcohol allowed during the day, but feel free to crack a beer next to the fire in the evening.