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

A Hunter’s Norman Rockwell Painting 

A Hunter’s Norman Rockwell Painting 
An iconic photograph that captures the heart of an era and much more By Ryan Hatfield  Too Good to be True I’ll never forget the day I received an envelope from a Mr. Ray Croswell from Washington. Having just written my first book, Idaho’s Greatest Mule Deer, a year or so earlier, I figured it was simply a personal check for a book order. Such envelopes in the mail were common... Read More

Spring Training

Spring Training
“What you do or don’t do now will be reflected in September” In the summer of 2011, I was sure that my dream of hunting sheep in Alaska was dead. I was 48 years old, a good 40 lbs. overweight, and not in good cardiovascular shape. Being “in the business” and talking to hundreds of sheep hunters over the years,... 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

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