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Welcome to The Wild Initiative blog, your gateway to a world of practical insights and engaging narratives on homesteading, hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. From reviews to mouthwatering recipes, from hunting stories to homesteading tips and tactics, and even the chance to win in exciting raffles and giveaways – we invite you to explore our articles designed to inspire and equip both beginners and enthusiasts alike as you embark on your own journey to escape the ordinary and pursue your wild initiative.

First Tag Filled - Arizona Public Land Mule Deer
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First Tag Filled – Arizona Public Land Mule Deer

It’s hard to believe y’ all… but, it finally happened. I finally filled my first tag and harvested a velvet spike muley. It’s still hard to believe, but I couldn’t be more grateful or excited. Y’all can have your giant bucks and bulls. As far as I’m considered, this little …
My First Harvest - Arizona Public Land Gray Fox
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My First Harvest – Arizona Public Land Gray Fox

After several setbacks over a week and a half chasing speed-goats and muleys through the Arizona desert, we were feeling somewhat discouraged and needed a bit of a win. So, last night, Mason and I set back out for another evening of predator calling… …
GoWild Giveaway
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GoWild Giveaway

Want to get a free limited edition Living Country in the City decal and be entered win over $100 in Living Country in the City and GoWild Gear? Enter the GoWild Giveaway by logging time listening to the Living Country in the City Podcast… …
1 Year Podcast Anniversary Giveaway
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1 Year Podcast Anniversary Giveaway

It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on the one year anniversary of releasing my first episode of the Living Country in the City podcast. To celebrate, I’m giving away a Living Country in the City hat (your choice of style and color) and decal to …
2017 Idaho Archery Elk Hunt Gear Review | Part 1 - Clothing
Hunting, Reviews /

2017 Idaho Archery Elk Hunt Gear Review | Part 1 – Clothing

While my Idaho archery elk trip this September was far from a rousing success, it gave me the chance to seriously test out much of my gear. Check out Part 1 below where I talk about what I wore from top to toe …
City of Pasadena Public Archery Range Review
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City of Pasadena Public Archery Range Review

The City of Pasadena Public Archery Range is the place where I get in the majority of my time behind my compound bow. This range feels like the closest I can get to shooting out in the during the week. When I come early in the mornings before …
How to Choose an Elk Hunting Pack
Hunting, The Outdoors /

How to Choose an Elk Hunting Pack

Your pack is one of the most important pieces of gear you can invest in for your hunt. Being such an important piece of gear, as new hunters, we want to be able to make a solid, educated decision. However, with the staggering amounts of backcountry …
Bear Spray or Bullets on Your Backcountry Hunt?
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Bear Spray or Bullets on Your Backcountry Hunt?

One of the first things that people invariably ask me when I tell them I’m going on a backcountry elk hunt is, “Aren’t you afraid of being eaten by bears?!”. Short answer… yes. Bears scare the crap out of me and I’m not sure exactly how I’d realistically …
Is Your Compound Bow Set to the Correct Draw Weight?
Hunting, The Outdoors /

Is Your Compound Bow Set to the Correct Draw Weight?

As big game hunters, it’s easy to simplify the subject and immediately say that the heaviest draw weight you can pull back on a compound bow is what you want to be using. However, that’s not always the case. There are many factors at play …
2K Follower Giveaway (COMPLETED)
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2K Follower Giveaway (COMPLETED)

Living Country in the City invites you to enter to win over $650 worth of fantastic prizes from my partners and other companies that I love an support. Included in the prize giveaway are items from MTN OPS, Bowhunter Brotherhood, Elk101.com …

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”

// Aldo Leopold
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