Top 10 Best of Shot Show

Top 10 Best of Shot Show
Cool Gear for the Western Hunter By Darren Choate, Gear Editor Making your way through a maze of over 2,000 booths and 60,000 people to come up with a top 10 list is probably impossible. If you narrow your scope to include just hunting products, you can cut the booth numbers by half, and half again, if you set your... Read More

Colorado Elk – Health & Exercise

Colorado Elk – Health & Exercise
I’ve been lucky to stay in good health. I’ve always been skinny, even though I carry a little more weight around my belly than I would like. I’ve never had any major injuries or illnesses. However, at 40-years-old, parts just don’t seem to work as well as they used to, and I don’t recover quite as quickly. I received some... Read More

Colorado Elk – Scouting September 7-8

Colorado Elk – Scouting September 7-8
On the weekend before the hunt, my friend Rick joined me to scout. We stayed at Cow Camp and did a major cleaning of all the horizontal surfaces. We got it ready for six guys to make it our home-away-from-home. On Saturday evening we glassed our eyes out, but didn’t see a single elk. Luckily we weren’t skunked because Rick... Read More

Colorado Elk – Sighting In Part 2

Colorado Elk – Sighting In Part 2
It’s a good thing I started shooting early because I ran into all kinds of trouble trying to use peep sights. I kept adjusting them, but could never get it right. I finally took my muzzleloader to one of my customers, Ken Constantine at Elk River Guns in Steamboat Springs, CO. He made me realize that the sight picture I... Read More

Gear List – Colorado Muzzleloader Elk Hunt

Gear List – Colorado Muzzleloader Elk Hunt
I will get into the details about a lot of these companies, but I thought I would give you a quick rundown of some of the products I’ll be using for my muzzleloader hunt this year in Colorado’s Unit 201: Clothing: First Lite Camo: Realtree MAX-1 Boots: Cabela’s Meindl Air Revolution Light Pack (lightweight): Tenzing TZ 2220 Pack (frame): Outdoorsmans... Read More

Why Unit 201 Muzzleloader?

Why Unit 201 Muzzleloader?
With so many weapon choices and units to choose from, it was difficult to decide! I had already narrowed down my selection to the northwest corner of the state. I researched areas like 61 and 76, but finally decided on either Unit 1, 2, 10, or 201. There is plenty of public land, great genetics, fewer tags, and lots of... Read More