Warm Weather Meat Care in the Backcountry

Warm  Weather  Meat  Care  in  the  Backcountry
Preparation and knowledge determines the quality and quantity of your table fare Many times, our planning takes us only to the point where we reach our intended goal. We spend countless hours preparing to accomplish a difficult task, yet fail to recognize the elements that are often encountered after we reach our goal. Elk hunters are no different. Our goal is usually... Read More

Cold Weather Layering Systems, By Nolan Osborne

Cold Weather Layering Systems, By Nolan Osborne
Mountain hunting is hardly a new pursuit. The Indigenous peoples of British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska have well-documented accounts of hunting mountain goats and other game long before Gore-Tex and ultralight gear came into the picture. The argument could be made, however, that it has never been more at the forefront of hunting media, nor more accessible than it... Read More

Gearing Up for Mountain Extremes: It’s an exciting time to be a mountain hunter

Gearing Up for Mountain Extremes: It’s an exciting time to be a mountain hunter
The air was thin and the mountainside we were ascending offered no hints of a summit.  Climbing up this nameless peak was a labor to endure in hopes of seeing up close what we had studied the day before from six miles away. The rounded shoulders of the mountainside we were climbing was conformed of varying sized rocks – some... Read More

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