Latest Journal Entries

Eldon Rizzi – Super Tag Winner

Last year we received a phone call from Colorado resident, Eldon Rizzi. He was in the process of gearing up for not one, but two, hunts of a lifetime. During the process of applying for a nonresident Wyoming wild bison tag, he opportunistically purchased a raffle ticket for the mule deer Super Tag – as luck would have it, he drew both the bison tag and the Super Tag!  Read More

Hunting with the Hawks

Last December, I received an email from Nathan Barnes of Wind River Raptors asking if any of us would like to accompany him on a small game hunt. I’m always up for an excuse to get outside, but this would be a bit different. Instead of carrying the shotgun or my trusty Marlin Golden 39A .22, we would only need our feet and a flushing stick. We were hunting…with hawks!  Read More

Climbing the Wind River Range

Maven co-owner and local climbing veteran Mike Lilygren, ventured into the backcountry of Wyoming to unplug, clear his mind, and to seek new climbing adventures.  He has been rock climbing for over 30 years, and his exploits have taken him all over the U.S. and the world exploring new summits and new challenges.  This past summer he spent 10 days off the grid to help establish “Discovery” – a new free-climbing route on a remote wall in the Wind River Range. Read More

Maven Event Schedule | Winter/Spring 2017

After an enjoyable holiday break, we’re ready to jump into 2017! We’ll be back on the road to showcase our hunting and birding binoculars and spotting scopes. With our interactive optics builder, we can help you design your own unique bino or spotting scope, or you can purchase one of our stock units directly from us at the event. Not only is this your best chance to check out our world-class optics, it’s also your chance to meet the people behind the brand.  As a direct-to-consumer business, you won’t find a Maven optic at any retailers – these events are the best way to get a first hand look at your next binocular or spotting scope. Read More

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Wyoming Moose Hunt

As Director of Creative Content here at Maven, I’m always looking for opportunities to film or photograph interesting people and their adventures. Recently a good friend, and Maven fan, asked me if I would be interested in joining one of his friends on a once in a lifetime bull moose hunt. It would entail me riding horseback into the Wyoming backcountry, staying several nights in a fully-provisioned camp, and assisting him on his hunt. Um, yes please. Read More