The Do’s and Don’ts of Calling Elk

The Do’s and Don’ts of Calling Elk
  Selecting a Call In today’s market, hunters can choose from short, wide, fat, tapered, stacked, long and skinny reeds. I like an open barrel design or one that’s short and produces a nasally sound.  Regardless of the style, the thickness of the reed is critical. Thinner reeds—those around .010 in thickness—are the easiest to blow but tend to hang... 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

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