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

Identifying the Enemy

Identifying the Enemy
Ten Reasons why Western Bowhunters Fail Have you ever wondered why some bowhunters seem to have more success than others? Whether or not they’re hunting multiple states and/or species, public or private land, they simply get it done each and every year. I’ve been fortunate to meet and know a few consistently successful bowhunters over the years and have learned... Read More

Digital Hunting Journal

Digital Hunting Journal
A Modern Twist on an Old Favorite A notebook or hunting journal handed down from previous generations can tell us a lot about our forefathers’ outdoor pursuits. Tucked inside and around the edges of the stories and notes are the details, such as what the bitterbrush looked like that year, how tall the grass was, where to camp, new road... Read More

Load Development for your Hunting Rifle

Load Development for your Hunting Rifle
Part two-Seven Steps to Getting an Accurate and Dependable Load One of the more daunting tasks for any reloader is figuring out which combination of bullet, powder, primer, and seating depth are needed to get the best accuracy and consistency out of their rifle. Thankfully, the competitive shooters out there have burned mountains of powder and shot out barrels figuring... Read More

Keeping it Fresh on the Trail

Keeping it Fresh on the Trail
Tips for Dehydrating Foods at Home Hunting season has arrived, with early mornings, late nights, and days filled with trekking mountains. Fueling your body with the highest quality, whole natural, fresh food is going to help keep you at your best. In the spring 2014 issues of Western Hunter and Elk Hunter Magazines, I wrote about reducing both sodium and... 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