Articles by Fred Eichler


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...
Turning Predators Into Profit

Turning Predators Into Profit

The bobcat came sneaking into the sounds my electronic call was sending into the cold winter air. I shot him at 100 yards for three reasons: 1) I was confident I could make the shot; 2) the large tom had been killing lots of turkeys and I had been finding his kills...