Become a Better Tracker: Push emotion aside and use the evidence to your advantage

Become a Better Tracker: Push emotion aside and use the evidence to your advantage
As the light quickly faded in the Sonoran Desert, I had a decision to make; track my buck in the darkness or wait until morning. After locating a few dark reddish/brick-colored blood splatters on the desert floor, the decision was easy; I’d wait until morning to allow enough time for the obviously liver-hit buck to expire. The next morning, I... Read More

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

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

The North Coast of British Columbia, By Nolan Osborne

The North Coast of British Columbia, By Nolan Osborne
As humans have expanded our reach across the North American continent, areas of raw-untouched natural beauty exist in dwindling numbers. Of the truly wild places left on this continent, those that weren’t carved out for National Parks have remained in their natural state only because of their ruggedness, remoteness, and lack of access. Few places embody these characteristics more than... Read More

Cold Weather Layering Systems, By Nolan Osborne

Cold Weather Layering Systems, By Nolan Osborne
This article is borrowed from The Journal of Mountain Hunting. For more quality stories, reviews and more, visit their free online edition here. To preview the print edition, click here. 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... Read More