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

The Trick-Pin System: Quit your Rangefinder Habit!

The Trick-Pin System: Quit your Rangefinder Habit!
This may be the coolest thing you never knew about your bow! We’ve all heard somebody say something like, “This new bow is so fast you probably only need one pin out to 50 yards!” In response, experienced bowhunters collectively snicker because you all know better – that is…until I let you all in on one of my best-kept secrets.... 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

Muzzleloader Hunting the West

Muzzleloader Hunting the West
 A Primer on How to Ready Yourself for an Often-Overlooked Opportunity We are both fortunate and unfortunate to be living in a day and age where western hunting is gaining popularity. The recruitment of new hunters, and companies making top-notch gear marketed specifically for our style of hunting, is surely a benefit to us all. However, with this popularity comes... 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

NEW Big Eyes from Swarovski Optik | BTX Dual Eyepiece

NEW Big Eyes from Swarovski Optik | BTX Dual Eyepiece
The long-awaited, long-anticipated product launch from Swarovski Optik is here! Today, Swarovski will announce the new BTX Dual Eyepiece for the ATX Modular Objective.  “The first time I looked through a Swarovski Twin Telescope 25 years ago I was blown away by the optical advantage of the “big eyes” over a traditional single ocular spotting scope.  The depth of field... Read More

Back Country Energy

Back Country Energy
No longer a gimmick; today’s Western hunter needs dependable power support In today’s technological age, I’d bet that 99% of all western hunters pack some sort of electronic device in the field. Phones, flashlights, cameras, PLB’s, and GPS, among other things, have hunters more equipped than ever. Powering these critical pieces of equipment makes our hunt more enjoyable and can... Read More