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 – Dead Center Pro Bow Balancer

ATA Highlights – Dead Center Pro Bow Balancer
ATA Highlights – Existing Product By Darren Choate, Gear Editor For the bowhunter, accuracy is key. Accuracy is achieved by proper bow set up and tuning. While walking the floor at ATA this year, our contributor team heard about a bow balancing product offered by Dead Center Archery, so we stopped by their booth to check it out. Their Pro... 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

Of Caves and Rams

Of Caves and Rams
An epic journey in search of a holy grail Clint Walker | Yukon Territory | 2014 “How bad do you think the shivering has to be before I can confirm I have hypothermia?” I asked Andrew as the sound of chattering teeth reverberated off of the cave walls at 2 a.m. “I think it’s when the shivering stops that you... Read More

Mathews Triax | A First Look at Mathew’s Quietest Bow Ever

Mathews Triax | A First Look at Mathew’s Quietest Bow Ever
Chris Denham gives his first impressions of the all new Mathews Triax. The 2018 TRIAX is highly maneuverable, deadly accurate and the quietest, most vibration-free bow Mathews has ever built. The TRIAX operates off a 28-inch ATA platform with a 6-inch brace height, and is powered by the award-winning, highly-efficient and extremely accurate Crosscentric Cam system, producing speeds up to... Read More

Clearing the Way: Misadventure and Success in the Elk Woods

Clearing the Way: Misadventure and Success in the Elk Woods
The bull darted through the small saplings, stopped, and bugled. The magnificent roar echoed through the tall pine forest. The bull was only 50 yards away! I cow called once, and the bull headed towards my way, “glunking” with every step. At 30 yards, the bull stopped and bugled again. I realized this was the caliber of bull I was looking... 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