Articles by Fred Eichler


Scopes and Terms Simplified

Scopes and Terms Simplified

  Even with technology, it’s still basics that matter most When I was 11 or 12 and got my first .22, Dad wouldn’t let me get a scope for it until I proved I knew how to adjust the open sights to make the bullet hit where I wanted it to. Once I got that...
What You Should Carry & Why

What You Should Carry & Why

Decisions of what to put in your pack can often make the difference between a comfortable and successful hunt or an unsuccessful and uncomfortable one. Even more importantly, what you do or don’t put in your pack can also mean the difference between life and death. I...
In the Shadow of the Volcano

In the Shadow of the Volcano

Great opportunities await for all fall bears My son Trent is 14 and like many 14 year olds, he has a lot going on. He is trying to learn to juggle school, wrestling, friends and a lot of chores on the ranch. His chores include feeding horses, dogs, chickens, goats and...
Anti-hunting Hunters: Apathy is the worst policy

Anti-hunting Hunters: Apathy is the worst policy

Anti-hunting hunters. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Sadly, it isn’t a joke. What’s scary is that the anti-hunting hunter is often us. I’m sure you’re reading this and thinking that I’m not referring to you. I’ve been guilty of it in the past, and as you read on, my guess...
Stoking the Fire

Stoking the Fire

What I did right and wrong in getting my kids involved in hunting An Old Man’s Reflection Years ago, before I was married and before kids came into my life, I was guiding an older gentleman in his mid-70s on a deer hunt. We got to talking about his family and his...