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DeJean: From the mound to guiding hunters

Updated: April 28, 2005, 11:06 AM ET
By Brett Pauly | ESPN Outdoors senior editor

It was 1996, and Mike DeJean had just pocketed a whopping $13,000 pitching for the Colorado Rockies' AAA club Sky Sox in Colorado Springs.

An outdoorsmen who was new to the high country, DeJean decided to sign on as a camp cook for an elk guide.

"We were scrapping just to get by anyway," DeJean said. But he didn't take the job as much for the money as the chance to get out in the wilds of the Great Divide and learn the ins and outs of tracking bull elk.

But even before he set ...

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