Articles by Darren Choate


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...
Why I Hunt? I Like It

Why I Hunt? I Like It

Why Do You Hunt? I honestly believe why I hunt is not a choice; it is a calling that is in my blood. Many friends and relatives started hunting with me at the age of 12, but none hunt today; though, we all had fathers who hunted. I also know men and women who hunt now...
Why Do I Hunt? My Dad

Why Do I Hunt? My Dad

Why Do You Hunt? Why do I hunt? I never really thought about it that much aside from responding to ill-informed anti-hunters. My knee-jerk responses were usually glib and sarcastic as a retort to their antagonistic prods. Tit for tat I reasoned. But there were folks;...
Why Do I Hunt? Spirituality

Why Do I Hunt? Spirituality

Why Do You Hunt? In years past, hunting for me always involved family and friends. It wasn’t a one day ordeal but, an entire season. The most enjoyable part of the hunt was sharing that time with others, swapping stories about what we saw or didn’t see, talking...
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...