I'm 21 years old and was born and raised in Idaho. I grew up hunting elk down on the Snake River Plains. I spent many years road hunting with family, coming to figure out that leaving the roads and paths on my two feet is far more effective. I am determined to take my first Mule Deer with a recurve bow in the high country. I have slowly taken little steps to achieve this goal, but now its time to head into the backcountry for up to two weeks with my bow and pack. In 2012, I will take the many lessons learned and harvest my first trophy mule deer.