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

Turrets for (Dummies) Those Who Want to Know More

Turrets for (Dummies) Those Who Want to Know More
You Might Have More Use For One Than You Think When the first laser rangefinders hit the market, it was like a snowball just starting to roll downhill. Little did we know how “knowing the exact yardage” would change the way we hunt and the tools we use. From the time of the first flintlock until the early 1990s, shooting... Read More

The Pacification of Elk Calling

The Pacification of Elk Calling
Enough With All of This Politically Correct Elk Talk; It’s Time to Bugle Aggressively In today’s world, we’re so bound by political correctness that we’ve changed the way we talk and act. We’re taught to not be aggressive or say inflammatory things that may hurt feelings or incite anger. This is a generally a good thing when we’re talking to... Read More

Tweaked: Nate Simmons’ Ever-Evolving Gear List

Tweaked: Nate Simmons’ Ever-Evolving Gear List
Not Less, Just Better It’s been five years since I wrote an article about my backpacking gear list. A lot has changed since then. This article will detail the upgrades and additions I’ve made since then. Over the past several years, I’ve made some upgrades on pieces of equipment that saved me on weight. However, it seems that every time... Read More

A Mountain Hunter’s Lifeblood-Part 2

A Mountain Hunter’s Lifeblood-Part 2
Developing and Maintaining Strong Knees  This article may not have much meaning to you right now (especially if you’re young), but I want to encourage you to pay close attention, because the odds are it will someday. Coaches, or ex-coaches like myself, love to incorporate slogans or phrases that impress athletes with which they work.  Recently, I visited with WHM’s... Read More

A Mountain Hunter’s Lifeblood

A Mountain Hunter’s Lifeblood
Developing and Maintaining Strong Knees-Part 1 This article is Part 1 of a two-part series focusing on arguably the most problematic area of the human body, the knee. In this issue, I’ll address the keys to developing and maintaining healthy knees. Part 2 will attempt to bring some relief to those who suffer from chronic knee problems. The following list... Read More