Friday Files – Canned Hunting, Missouri Elk, Thoughts on Failure

Badlands Clothing

Badlands Clothing Sneak Peak

I have been looking forward to the much-anticipated Badlands clothing line for quite some time. Badlands was kind enough to send the first few pieces out to several hunting bloggers for a sneak peek.  I received their Velocity softshell jacket and I will have a full write-up on that on Monday.  Ryan from will also be sharing his thoughts on the new Inferno jacket.  Be sure to follow Ryan so you don’t miss it!

My buddy Al, the SoCalBowhunter received the Ion pants and he posted his first impressions yesterday. (Also, be sure to check out Al’s post about some great giveaway’s going on right now.)

Canned Killing: Don’t Call It Hunting!

This is a great read from author David Peterson.  I always appreciate when hunters take a stand on this issue, and much more so when it is in a publication such as the Huffington Post.  Read the article…

This article also reminds me of a great quote from Ted Williams,

“Real hunting is to canned hunting what holy matrimony is to prostitution.”

Thoughts On Failure

My buddy Mark Kenyon over at has a great post on dealing with hunting failure.  We have all been there!  Check it out…

Do the Special Things Young

Bill Howard, author and editor extraordinaire, wrote a wonderful guest post over at the YakTrax blog on the importance of doing special things while you are young.  Read it here…

Petersen’s Bowhunting Radio – Elite Archery

The Peterson’s Bowhunting podcast is one of my favorite things to listen to while I run.  The latest episode feature Pete Crawford from Elite Archery.  If you want to learn more about the history of Elite, as well as where they are headed in the future, then I highly recommend that you check this out!

More Elk Coming to Missouri

The elk restoration continues in Missouri!  We are receiving 35 additional wild elk from Kentucky.  More details…

Wilderness Athlete Winner!

I drew the winner for the Wilderness Athlete Giveaway last Thursday evening, and I completely forgot to announce the winner in last week’s Friday Files.  The winner was Will Jenkins from!  Enjoy it, Will!


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  • Will Jenkins

    Lots of great stuff Mark! Looking forward to getting my Wilderness Athlete stuff!

    • SoleAdventure

      Congrats on winning it! I would love to hear what you think when you get a chance to try it out a few times.

  • Al Quackenbush

    Thanks for the mention, Mark! I am pumped to hear what you guys think of the Badlands clothing line. The anticipation is killing me. LOL. Great set of posts on the Friday Files this week. Oh, and Will, thanks for winning my Wilderness Athlete. Dang it. LOL! Seriously, congrats and be sure to post your thoughts on it.

    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks, Al! Have a great weekend!