Javelina: Made for Bowhunting

Javelina: Made for Bowhunting
An Off-Season Pursuit Worth Experiencing By January, most bowhunters have hung up their bows and are daydreaming about next season. If they’re like me, they’re probably wishing opening day repeated itself daily just to keep the bowhunting embers burning. While I’m not suggesting bowhunting season should resemble Groundhog Day (although it would be nice), there is a North American critter... Read More

Clearing the Way: Misadventure and Success in the Elk Woods

Clearing the Way: Misadventure and Success in the Elk Woods
The bull darted through the small saplings, stopped, and bugled. The magnificent roar echoed through the tall pine forest. The bull was only 50 yards away! I cow called once, and the bull headed towards my way, “glunking” with every step. At 30 yards, the bull stopped and bugled again. I realized this was the caliber of bull I was looking... Read More

Twenty-Four Winter Skills for Four-Season Backpack Elk Hunting

Twenty-Four Winter Skills for Four-Season Backpack Elk Hunting
From Tent and Gear Selection to Tips for Surviving the Elements When the snow flies and the temperatures drop, many hunters shy away from the backcountry, but this is precisely the best time to head in. Winter weather camping and backpacking can be a daunting task and a major undertaking, but with the right gear and know-how, you can take... Read More

Warm Weather Backcountry Meat Care

Warm Weather Backcountry Meat Care
Preparation and Knowledge Determines the Quality and Quantity of Your Table Fare Many times, our planning takes us only to the point where we reach our intended goal. We spend countless hours preparing to accomplish a difficult task, yet fail to recognize the elements that are often encountered after we reach our goal. Elk hunters are no different. Our goal... Read More

Ultimate Ammo Through Advanced Brass Prep

Ultimate Ammo Through Advanced Brass Prep
Part Four-Next Level Reloading Techniques Consistent precision is the foundation for accurately putting rounds on target. Basic reloading practices help you get there by custom tailoring your ammunition to your particular firearm. Over the past few installments, we’ve covered the fundamentals of reloading, from equipment basics to fine tuning a load for your rifle. Now I’d like to go beyond... Read More

Bowhunting Mule Deer Above Timberline

Bowhunting Mule Deer Above Timberline
Nothing This Worthwhile is Ever Easy Bowhunting mule deer above timberline has become very popular over the last few years. More and more adventurous archers have discovered that matching wits with a velvet-clad mule deer at elevations only a mountain goat should love is very rewarding. It provides a place to hunt that has withstood modernization and easy human encroachment,... Read More

The Backpack Hunter’s Friend-Goats

The Backpack Hunter’s Friend-Goats
Part 2: Pack Goats-The Best Buddy You Never Knew You Had If you’re even remotely interested in the idea of someone (or something) else carrying your gear into the mountains and your freshly acquired meat back out, then you need to consider goats and llamas. We covered llamas in Part 1 of “The Backpack Hunter’s Friend”.  Now we’ll cover pack... Read More