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The Top 10 Late-Season Small Game Hunts in the West

The Top 10 Late-Season Small Game Hunts in the West

A Hunter’s Anti-Hibernation Kit As many big game seasons come to a close, there is still ample opportunity to head afield and have some incredible hunting adventures out West. Small game seasons extend into the winter in many states and are a great way to get out and...

The Mathews Vertix

The Mathews Vertix

Showing that huge strides in archery technology are still possible Five years ago, I was invited to a Q&A with Matt McPherson, founder of Mathews. It is hard to argue that any other archery company has revolutionized bow design more than Mathews over the last 30...

Nosler Refuses to Compromise on Mountain Carbon Rifle

Nosler Refuses to Compromise on Mountain Carbon Rifle

Mountain hunters are a special breed. Every item they pack on a hunt has a purpose. Because gear means ounces and ounces add up to pounds. And pounds… they eventually equal pain. From cutting the handle off of toothbrushes to scraping the rubber armor off a spotting...

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Barrel Length 101

Barrel Length 101

Evaluate and question everything In our recent history, only military and police snipers used short-barreled rifles to aid in concealment of the shooter. Hunters didn’t seem too concerned about concealing their position when rifle hunting (mostly because deer not...

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Trail Cameras for Predators

Trail Cameras for Predators

When most people think of using trail cameras, they usually think of whitetail deer. They are also used routinely for bear, elk, mule deer, antelope, etc. However, I rarely hear of people using them to locate predators or to help pattern them for more success when...

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The DNA of a Mule Deer Hunter

The DNA of a Mule Deer Hunter

A journey of a lifetime…and then some It’s hard for me to decide which I like more – massive, deep-forked mulies or the hunters back in the old days who pursued them. I’m equally as drawn to a big non-typical mule deer rack as I am to an old-time hunting photo of...

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Backcountry Ethics

Backcountry Ethics

Hunters experience many different kinds of behavior while afield. Often, these experiences become part treasured memories with hunting partners or other hunters we encounter along the trail. On other occasions, these encounters may cause us to pause and wonder what...

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