August 9, 2018 August 09 2018

"If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting."


July 30, 2017 July 30 2018

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
- Sir Edmund Hillary


June 30, 2018 June 30 2018

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
- Abraham Lincoln

June 28, 2018 June 28 2018

"When I'm fishing and hunting with the right attitude, I reenter the woods and river with a moment-by-moment sense of the glories of creation, of the natural world as a living fabric of existence, so that I'm both young again but also 70,000 years old."

- Jim Harrison

June 19, 2018 June 19 2018

"Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed."
- Richard Cypher

June 16, 2018 June 16 2018

Listen to Papa.

June 12, 2018 June 12 2018

"The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.'"
- Charles Dickens

May 28, 2018 May 28 2018

"and to the Republic for which it stands..."
- Colonel George Balch
To those who have served, are serving, and will serve, as always, our thanks and respect.
Happy Memorial Day from Modern Savage.

April 25, 2018 April 25 2018


April 17, 2018 April 17 2018

To those who Protect and Serve: Our respect and gratitude.  We stand with you.
- Modern Savage

April 15, 2018 April 15 2018

"I cannot hear your excuses over the sound of my effort."
- Modern Savage

April 13, 2018 April 13 2018


April 12, 2018 April 12 2018

Broaden your mind.

April 11, 2018 April 11 2018

Spring cleaning and early season prep.

April 9, 2018 April 09 2018

"Never hope for it more than you work for it."
- S. Teclai

April 4, 2018 April 04 2018

Aim small.

March 29, 2018 March 29 2018

"To see what others can not...You must climb the mountain."
- Ron Akers

March 26, 2018 March 26 2018

Modern Savage Book Review #1: "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger

A compelling examination of and reflection on the vital importance of community, its continuously diminished role in modern society, and the resultant toll on our humanity and quality of life.  Junger's writing and insight are exceptional.  Highly recommended.
- Modern Savage

March 24, 2018 March 24 2018

“As a rule, the mind, residing in a body that has become weakened by pampering, is also weak, and where there is no strength of mind there can be no strength of soul.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

March 19, 2018 March 19 2018

Must be.

March 12, 2018 March 12 2018

Here's to the meat eaters and fire breathers.

March 9, 2018 March 09 2018

"Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back."
- Publilius Syrus

March 3, 2018 March 03 2018

You want respect? Earn it. Pay your dues. Check your ego. Put your mouth piece in, get in the game, and GRIND. There are no shortcuts to true success. Greatness is revered because it is HARD. Because you CAN'T BUY IT. So get ready to lose. Again and again. Get ready to be humbled. To fall. To get crushed. Because that's the price. And it must be paid. And every time you come up short, or can't breath, or taste your own blood you will have to decide if it's worth it. And only you can answer that question, because you are the one that has to get up and get back in the ring, or in the classroom, or on the job. And if you do reach your goal, you will have to ask yourself if you're done. Is that it? Are you satisfied? Are you hanging it up...or are you on to the next challenge? The next test. The next evolution of yourself. Remember how hard it was before. How much it took. Are you ready for more? Are you sure? That is LIFE. It is the difference between LIVING and just BEING. Living is to embrace the PROCESS. It is understanding that what matters most in life is not what you achieve, but HOW you achieve it. With integrity, determination, passion, and grit. Life is finite. You have only so much time. How will you use it? No matter how much or how little you have achieved in life, today is a new day and the opportunity to decide that you will assume control of your life, that you resolve yourself to pay the price, to make yourself better, and to attain rep, one page, one day at time.

Respect to the one who gave this. To the one who earned it. To the price paid. To the process.

Relentless determination. Unwavering resolve.

Modern Savage



February 24, 2018 February 24 2018

For your consideration:
This is the UNITED States of America.  Not the DIVIDED States.  It is the land of OPPORTUNITY.  Not the land of ENTITLEMENT.  Here you are guaranteed the right to PURSUE happiness.  Not guaranteed you will OBTAIN it.  When did we as a nation forget that?  When did willful ignorance, sloth, and under-achieving not only become permissible, but the standard?  When did tearing your neighbor down become a better choice than building your neighbor up?
This country was made great by people from every walk of life and corner of the globe who came here hoping for just the CHANCE at a better life, and willing to work as hard as it took to get it. Now that greatness is being sullied by people who feel life owes them something they have not earned.  We, as a society, have lost our moral compass and chosen to place our hope and faith in the false gods of consumerism and material possessions rather than character, diligence, sacrifice, and achievement.  Is a billionaire worth more than the police officer who patrols our streets or the teacher who educates our youth? Does a professional athlete deserve more glory than the soldier on the battlefield or the pipe fitter who keeps your furnace running?  Should a politician's voice be heard above that of a nurse who tirelessly tends to the sick or a small business owner who drives our economy?  The answer is "no", and we all know it.  We are dependent on one another.  It's time we realized that, gave each other the respect we deserve, and got on the same page. Stop looking for the differences in people and starting finding the common ground.  Much more can be accomplished with allies than enemies. Life isn't easy or fair.  Accept it and keep going despite that fact.  That doing the right thing may require more effort, or be unpopular, or uncomfortable does not diminish its crucial importance.  So set the standard.  Be brave.  Be honest.  Help those in need.  Take pride in your work.  Listen with an open mind.  Learn.  Strive for excellence in all things.  Be strong.  Learn from failure, but do not accept it.  Be kind.  Be charitable.  Put others before yourself.  Do not seek recognition or accolade.  Be grateful.  Protect your families and your communities.  Fight the good fight.  Hold the line.  And NEVER EVER GIVE UP.
If you believe this, as we do, share it.  Repost it.  Tell your friends and family and ask that they do the same.  Thank you.
Respectfully, and with gratitude for all of you and all that you do,
Your countrymen at Modern Savage