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

Every Hunter is an Ambassador

Every Hunter is an Ambassador
View from the Mountain: Every Hunter is an Ambassador In the social media age, what you say is often held against you. Ryan Hatfield, Editor “With Freedom Comes Responsibility.” This quote is credited to Eleanor Roosevelt, but the overall concept has been used and reinforced by many great Americans. For many years – in fact, perhaps generations – hunters have... 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

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

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

Javelina: Made for Bowhunting

Javelina: Made for Bowhunting
An Off-Season Pursuit Worth Experiencing By January, most bowhunters have hung up their bows and are daydreaming about next season. If they’re like me, they’re probably wishing opening day repeated itself daily just to keep the bowhunting embers burning. While I’m not suggesting bowhunting season should resemble Groundhog Day (although it would be nice), there is a North American critter... 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