Talley Tales

The group with their haul of lobsters.

Lobstering in Islamorada with Field Ethos

Posted on August 10, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call from Jason Vincent. Jason is one of the founders of Field Ethos Journal. He had a last minute opening for a trip to Islamorada, and they were heading down for the lobster mini-season. This season always starts the last Wednesday in July, and it only... View Article

Brown Trout

Brown Trout and Browning Territory

Posted on June 23, 2021

Just a few days ago, I had the opportunity to meet with one of our partners, Browning Arms Company. For those of you that don’t know, Browning is located in Morgan, Utah. Morgan and the surrounding area are some of the most beautiful countryside in America. I always enjoy this trip. It allows me to... View Article

Hunting Swamp Gobblers in South Carolina

Posted on May 19, 2021

This hunt started in the final days of the 2020 South Carolina turkey season. Ron Shaffer (my right hand man) and I were hunting a track of land on the Edisto River. We battled with an old bird for 10 days. He would give us a peek at 100 yards, but never come in. He... View Article

Hunting dogs

Hunting for Normality at the Game & Field Fair

Posted on April 22, 2021

Early this year, I received an invitation from John Burrell from the High Adventure Company and Michael Pepi from Jonas Brothers Taxidermy to attend the Game & Field Fair. To me, this felt like a return to normality. I generally spend about 4 months on the road each year. With the current state of affairs... View Article

A Kansas whitetail hunted in the snow.

A Snowy Hunt for Kansas Whitetails

Posted on March 17, 2021

I was invited out to hunt whitetails in Kansas by my good friend Dean Capuano. Dean is the Director of Communications for Swarovski OPTIK North America. He is also the producer and host of OPTIK Quests on the Outdoor Channel. Dean is probably one of my favorite guys to be in the field with. He’s... View Article

Gary and co. with a deer.

Hunting Antelope in Wyoming: Part 2

Posted on February 18, 2021

This year was extra special for me. I got the opportunity to spend some time with Marty Tillard in Wyoming. He is one of my most favorite people in the world. My phone number must be stuck in a good place somewhere in his phone. About two times a month, I receive a misdial from... View Article

Hunting Antelope in Wyoming: Part 1

Posted on January 19, 2021

Most of you know by now that my favorite hunt every year is in Wyoming. The Great State of Wyoming is my second home. I lived there for many years and still have friends and family there. This year’s hunt was exceptional. Let me start off by naming the bad actors in this story. First... View Article

A freak bull I harvested on the Mescalero Reservation.

Mescalero Reservation Elk Hunt

Posted on December 23, 2020

Back in September, I had the opportunity to hunt a management/non-typical bull on the Mescalero Reservation. The reservation is located in south-central New Mexico. It’s right next door to Ruidoso. The Native Americans that live here are Mescalero Apache. As they say on their website… The Mescalero were essentially nomadic hunters and warriors, dwelling at one... View Article

A father and son on an imporant hunt.

An Important Hunt

Posted on November 25, 2020

This month, I wanted to take an opportunity to share a short story from one of our customers. Our customer service representative, Brian Burnside, walked a new customer named Kyle through the purchase and installation of some of our Modern Sporting Rings. I read the string of emails. Brian handled the situation perfectly. This morning,... View Article

An example of custom gunmaking.

A Dying Art

Posted on October 21, 2020

The art of custom gunmaking in the United States is slowly dying off. We only have a handful of artisans left that are doing some incredible work. There are a few younger people starting to fill their shoes, but not enough to sustain the trade in my opinion. For the last 30 years, I have... View Article