Twenty-Four Winter Skills for Four-Season Backpack Elk Hunting

Twenty-Four Winter Skills for Four-Season Backpack Elk Hunting
From Tent and Gear Selection to Tips for Surviving the Elements When the snow flies and the temperatures drop, many hunters shy away from the backcountry, but this is precisely the best time to head in. Winter weather camping and backpacking can be a daunting task and a major undertaking, but with the right gear and know-how, you can take... 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

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

7 Steps to Better Backpack Hunting

7 Steps to Better Backpack Hunting
By Nate Simmons In our Backpacking column, we spend a lot of time talking about very specific things. While these are all very important, sometimes it’s nice to back away from it and think about the simple, big picture items to keep in mind at all times when backpack hunting; things that can quickly make or break a hunt no... Read More

Backpacking Gear List by Backcountry Editor Nate Simmons

Backpacking Gear List by Backcountry Editor Nate Simmons
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Elk Hunter Magazine, but is available now for our blog readers to preview Nate Simmons’ column. Subscribe today to not miss any of his expert advice and tips! Learn More! By Nate Simmons, Western Hunter Backcountry Editor I’m kind of a chart guy I guess. The... Read More