Articles by Western Hunter


Ep 07: George Bettas

If they were looking for a new “Most Interesting Man in the World” I would nominate George Bettas.  He has worked with the Boone & Crockett Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and was one of the founders of the Mule Deer Foundation, most of which was after he...

Ep 06: Wayne Carlton

Wayne Carlton is truly a legend in our industry. He pioneered the art of calling elk with diaphragm calls. Back in the 80’s his elk calling seminars were epic, and folks would drive hundreds of miles for the privilege of listening to his educational, inspirational and...
We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

By Dan Kaestner & Jeremy Tripp Dan Kaestner and his hunting partner, Jeremy, and had been dropped off by plane in a very remote part of Alaska for a DIY moose hunt for which they had drawn special tags. They hunted hard for two days, calling and hiking to vantage...

Ep 05: Justin Gordon

Last fall Justin Gordon killed the largest mule deer ever taken with a bow. In this episode Justin and I talk about his buck, but being one of the most introspective hunters I have ever met, our conversation goes much deeper than just inches of antler. From mental and...