Knowing the Distance

Knowing the Distance
A Practical Guide to Rangefinder Considerations and Usage Most bowhunters spend a lot of time deciding on what bow is going to be the best for them, as well as other equipment such as arrows, sights, and broadheads. Bowhunting gear is important and exciting, but tools that I feel often get put on the back burner are rangefinders. It’s never... Read More

Gear Repair in the Backcountry

Gear Repair in the Backcountry
A Few Extra Ounces aren’t Always a Bad Thing Recently, I was watching WHM’s Backcountry Editor Nate Simmons on The Western Hunter TV as he was packed way back into the mountains in Wyoming. An unexpected windstorm had flattened his tent, breaking the ridge pole and sending the sharp end of the broken pole tearing through the rainfly. You could... Read More

Swarovski BTX Dual Eyepiece

Swarovski BTX Dual Eyepiece
The Most Significant Optics Invention Since the Laser Rangefinder  By now there’s a good chance that you’ve heard about the launch of Swarovski’s new BTX via social media. I’ll go out on a limb and say that this new eyepiece will change the way we hunt more than any optics product since the invention of the laser rangefinder. By combining... 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

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

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