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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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Introducing the Swarovski dS  5-25×52 Smart Riflescope

Introducing the Swarovski dS 5-25×52 Smart Riflescope

No product category has evolved more in the last five years than riflescopes. Not long ago, a 3-9x scope was the industry standard. However, with the invention of the laser rangefinder, shooters have been clamoring for more advanced riflescopes. The optics industry...

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Over-the-counter Bulls

Over-the-counter Bulls

For most western hunters, the elk areas we dream of hunting and the elk areas that we actually get to hunt in are two completely different things. Of course, everyone dreams of taking a 400-inch bull, but the reality is these types of elk are few and far between. Even...

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Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

Go against the grain to find hidden treasures Like most hunters out there, when I dream of elk hunting, I tend to paint a picture of the most picturesque landscapes. Personally, mine consist of steep sage slopes that melt into thick timbered bedding areas full of...

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20-Step Peep-Sight Straight Jacket

20-Step Peep-Sight Straight Jacket

Tying a peep-sight in properly is one of the fundamental skills any bow mechanic should master. It’s an overlooked aspect of equipment setup that not only ensures the peep doesn’t move as you shoot, but it can also prevent serious eye injury in the event of a dry-fire...

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