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2017 Mule Deer Solo Backcountry - Electric Pack Wheel

The DIY Hunter's 2017 Solo Backcountry Mule Deer Hunt

Backcountry mule deer pack out - Rogue 36 Pack Wheel

Landen's 2017 Backcountry Mule Deer Hunt

Dallen's 2016 Rifle Mule Deer

Dallen with his 2016 Utah general public land rifle mule deer.

Dallen's 2015 Muzzleloader Mule Deer

Dallen with his 2015 Utah general public land muzzleloader mule deer.

Dallen's 2014 Mule Deer with X-Bolt

My oldest son Dallen with his 2014 Utah general public land mule deer.

I have never been good at keeping a journal and a really have never been good at writing, however, I do really enjoy hunting on one side and on the other I enjoy working on the Internet. What better place for me to keep my hunting journal than the Internet. This website is my Do-It-Yourself hunting and shooting journal.

A good friend of mine has a journal that he writes his hunting experiences in. He can flip back through it and give me the details of the rifle, who he was with and his thoughts at the time of a mule deer hunt that happened twenty years ago. How cool will it be for his children to read about their father's experiences back in the good old days?

Speaking of my writing abilities. I have never been good at writing so you are bound to find grammatical errors throughout the website. I'll keep the spell check on but it doesn't help much when you use the wrong wording. This is my journal and mistakes in grammar will abound.

I really enjoy and work hard at being a successful big game hunter and success doesn't always mean putting antlers on the wall. Enjoying the experience is what it is all about in my book. You will find that what I write in this journal are my straight from the hip experiences in the field and on the range, enjoying the experience and freedoms we have to spend time in the great outdoors.

Dallen with a 6 point bull elk, Pack Wheel and X-Bolt.

Dallen's 2013 Bull Elk Taken with 150 Gr. Accubond LR bullets.

I do take most of my kitchen passes to hunt mule deer and elk. I love backpacking into areas that require a little more effort to hunt than the average hunter cares to exert. I enjoy archery, muzzleloading and rifle hunting and try to hunt as much as I can on a limited budget, with very limited seasons lengths and in the limited public areas near where I live in Northern Utah. If you would like to learn more about me check out my Bio.

Often hunters have favorite calibers. My favorites are the 243 WSSM and 270 WSM and you will find my favorite hand loads and experiences on this website using these cartridges. 

When the 243 WSSM was introduced in 2003 it peaked my interest. A few years later I purchased my first rifle chambered for this round and I just loved it. Since then I have acquired two more rifles chambered in 243 WSSM.  And when finances permit I have my eye on another rifle or two in this caliber.  Since I'm hunting and shooting with these rifles a lot it felt like a perfect match for the domain name of my hunting journal, thus I went with 243wssm.com for my website address. After working on the site for some time I realized that 243wssm.com isn't the perfect match for all the do-it-yourself hunting that I do. I now have theDIYhunter.com as my primary domain which I feel better matches what my website is all about.

Although I do have three 243 WSSM rifles I also hunt with my other rifles, muzzleloaders, and just love archery elk hunting, so not every journal entry on my website will contain experiences with the 243 WSSM. This is my DIY hunting and shooting journal website.

If you have stumbled on this site looking for information on the 243 WSSM you should know that I am by no means the all-knowing expert of the 243 WSSM or the other WSSM calibers. I do really enjoy my 243 WSSM rifles and the excellent performance I get from them. In the WSSM's short history I can't help but feel that they haven't been given their fair shake. Maybe, as I ramble along sharing my experiences, you may gain a greater understanding of why, in my book, the 243 WSSM is a winner. For more thoughts on the 243 WSSM you can read my journal entry entitled: 243 WSSM and the 243 Win.

I hope you enjoy the website.

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