What’s in a Multi-Tool?

What’s in a Multi-Tool?
There are many reasons to carry a multi-tool in the field. There are just as many factors to consider prior to making a purchase. The majority of multi-tools have the standard pliers and knife. However, after that, there is a multitude of tools available across hundreds of multi-tools from several brands. Ultimately, your intended use – backcountry, bowhunting, rifle hunting,... Read More

Browning X-Bolt Rifles

Browning X-Bolt Rifles
The X-Bolt Rifles We’ve Used All the rifles that we have used on The Western Hunter in the last for four years have been Browning X-Bolts. The stocks, camo patterns and metal finishes are varied but the heart and soul of the rifle, the action, are the X-Bolt. All X-Bolt rifle barrels are free floated for consistent accuracy and the... Read More

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

ATA Highlights – Primos Double Bull SurroundView 360 Ground Blind

ATA Highlights – Primos Double Bull SurroundView 360 Ground Blind
ATA Highlights – New Product By Darren Choate, Gear Editor A few key Western Hunter contributors attended the Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show last week in Indianapolis, Indiana. Not that the show was lackluster, but the show was not buzzing with talk about a bunch of new, innovative gear products. After a long search by all involved, and talking with... Read More

Christmas Gifts for Every Hunter

Christmas Gifts for Every Hunter
There are only a few shopping days left before Christmas. Don’t fret, we’ve been keeping tabs on the best hunting gear available, and we’re here to help you select the perfect gift for the Western Hunter in your life. Without further adieux, here they are… Leupold VX-6HD The VX-6HD includes state-of-the-art features like argon/krypton waterproofing, CDS dials, electronic reticle level,... Read More

Skull Hooker-A Great Christmas Gift

Skull Hooker-A Great Christmas Gift
  Skull Hooker: Get Your Head on Right! NEW FOR 2017: The Trophy Tree is a unique, versatile and highly customizable floor mounting display that will undoubtedly free up wall space and maximize corner spaces of a room. Pole sections are constructed of sturdy powder-coated steel with an attractive weighted base. The Trophy Tree is strong enough to handle small... Read More

Tweaked: Nate Simmons’ Ever-Evolving Gear List

Tweaked: Nate Simmons’ Ever-Evolving Gear List
Not Less, Just Better It’s been five years since I wrote an article about my backpacking gear list. A lot has changed since then. This article will detail the upgrades and additions I’ve made since then. Over the past several years, I’ve made some upgrades on pieces of equipment that saved me on weight. However, it seems that every time... 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

Mountain Tamers – A closer look at the best hunting boots for today’s Western Hunter

Mountain Tamers – A closer look at the best hunting boots for today’s Western Hunter
This article originally appeared in Elk Hunter Magazine. Click here to subscribe and be the first to read new reviews! By Ryan Hatfield As I kept examining, comparing, contrasting, and critiquing all of these pairs of high-end hunting boots, one odd thought kept coming to my mind. I kept thinking back to the article in this same magazine that I... Read More