SHRINKAGE – You Have More Control Than You Think!

SHRINKAGE – You Have More Control Than You Think!
I’m guessing that most of you have seen the sitcom “Seinfeld”. In one famous episode, Jerry’s sidekick, George Costanza, is in the locker room after getting out of a rather cold swimming pool. While in the process of taking his swimming trunks off, he is caught completely naked by a female who barges in and gets a good frontal view... Read More

Elk Fit – Man vs. Elk – By Dan Staton

Elk Fit – Man vs. Elk – By Dan Staton
Dan Staton is our fitness editor for Elk Hunter Magazine. This article first appeared in the Spring 2012 issue. To order the Spring 2012 issue, other single issues, or to subscribe to Elk Hunter, click here. Crisp mountain air, deteriorating daylight, frozen ground, and the rip-roaring bugle of a would-be suitor.  Elk hunting is magical and the annual elk rut can... Read More

Preparation for the Mountain – How Fit is Fit Enough?

Preparation for the Mountain – How Fit is Fit Enough?
What kind of workout routine are you guys doing to hike and pack like this? -Travis Answer from Ryan Hatfield: Every year I hear hunters from back east or down in “the flats” talk about a couple of specific things in regard to exercise/shape: 1) “I’m going on my first mountain big game hunt and gonna hit the gym/run/cardio machine... Read More

Staying on Track in the Off Season – Wilderness Athlete Review

Staying on Track in the Off Season – Wilderness Athlete Review
Mark Huelsing is a passionate bowhunter, freelance outdoor writer, and Elite Archery Pro Staff member.  Mark became a hunter by pursuing whitetail deer in his home state of Missouri, but for years he has been obsessed with the dream of chasing elk in the high wilderness of the West, on a do-it-yourself backpack hunt.  In 2013 Mark’s dream will... Read More

Hydration 101 – By Kristy Titus

Hydration 101 – By Kristy Titus
Kristy Titus is part of the Elk Hunter & Western Hunter editorial staff. She writes her column “Hunters Nutrition” in every issue. Subscribe to the magazine to read all of her columns. Hydration for Hunters Climbing mountains in the most severe conditions, pushing your mind and body to the limit on a daily basis – yes, hunting season is just... Read More