Articles by George Bettas


Navigating the Backcountry with Stock

Navigating the Backcountry with Stock

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...
Access and the DIY Hunter

Access and the DIY Hunter

One Montana’s Innovative Hunting Access Program In our three previous articles on hunting access, we’ve reviewed state-managed hunting access programs, public land access, and private land access. In this article, we’ll review an innovative approach to private land...
Mobile Roving Backcountry Camps

Mobile Roving Backcountry 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 Ethics

Backcountry 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...