Articles by George Bettas


Best Stoves For Hunting From Horseback

Best Stoves For Hunting From Horseback

Packing in the backcountry is fairly simple during the summer or early fall, because the weather is relatively mild and you don’t need a heat source in your tent for comfort. However, when the temperature drops below freezing and the snow begins to pile up, a...
Navigating the Backcountry on Horseback

Navigating the Backcountry on Horseback

Although there is a lot written about navigating the backcountry on foot both on and off-trail, there is very little information written about navigating in the backcountry with horses and mules, especially in hunting situations. In this article I will describe how I...
Mobile Horseback Hunting Camps

Mobile Horseback Hunting Camps

Flexibility is often the key to being a successful hunter. Colorado wilderness areas, with their unique topography and abundance of mule deer and elk, provide interesting opportunities for horsemen to use mobile roving camps to access a wide range of habitat types and...
Backcountry Hunting Ethics

Backcountry Hunting 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...