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

Are you a Lover or a Fighter?

Are you a Lover or a Fighter?
It isn’t just what you say, it’s how you say it Stay with me here. I’m not suggestion you have a soft heart, and I’m not offering marriage advice. But when it comes to calling elk, it might be worth looking at the emotions that control an elk’s activities during the rut. More importantly, it might be worth looking at... Read More

Off-Season Activities for the Hunting Horseman

Off-Season Activities for the Hunting Horseman
Ways to Improve Skills, Prepare your Stock and Give Back This time of year as I drive back and forth across Montana, I often see large and small bands of horses and mules out on winter pasture. Most of them are pack strings waiting out the winter in large groups in wide open spaces. Others can be young stock, bucking... Read More

Floating a New Idea

Floating a New Idea
Packable Rafts Might Just Open you up to a New World Packraft hunting isn’t a subject often discussed by hunters in the western U.S. Alaskan hunters have been using them for over a decade, but most hunters in the Lower 48 haven’t even heard of packrafts, let alone have an idea about the hunting possibilities available by using them. Packrafts... Read More

Alaska: The Last Elk Frontier

Alaska: The Last Elk Frontier
Chasing Roosevelts in Big Bear Country My brother laughed with jubilation and relief as he popped the top off an Alaskan Amber. This was no ordinary beer; it was his celebration beer. “Want one?” he asked. I didn’t. My whole body ached, but when would we ever have this chance again? I looked past the fire we built and past... Read More

Planning for a North Country Adventure | Don’t grow old wishing you’d have taken the leap; do it now

Planning for a North Country Adventure | Don’t grow old wishing you’d have taken the leap; do it now
Don’t grow old wishing you’d have taken the leap; do it now Alaska is a dream hunting destination. It’s wild, vast, and home to animals not found in the Lower 48, providing a lot of unique opportunity for the DIY hunter. The only downside is that planning the hunt can seem like a logistical nightmare. Alaska might as well be... Read More