Articles by Mike Duplan


Bucket List: Caribou

Bucket List: Caribou

Every big game hunter out there owes it to themselves to go North to hunt at least once, if not more. The problem with going north to Canada or Alaska is the expense. For a great many people, sheep, bear, and moose hunts are prohibitively expensive. The alternative to...
Colorado Big Game Hunting Season Changes

Colorado Big Game Hunting Season Changes

Changes have been implemented for the new five-year season structure for Colorado. Season dates and other factors are evaluated every five years by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the results are often minor tweaks and changes to what has been a very consistent...
Blueprint For Mule Deer

Blueprint For Mule Deer

Part III: Eliminate your variables Recently, I was invited by Aron Snyder to be on the Kifarucast podcast. It was during this podcast discussion that he asked me about how I would rank attributes of physical fitness vs. knowledge of animal behavior and habits when it...
One Man’s Journey

One Man’s Journey

Becoming a Sheep Hunter and the Quest for a Grand Slam Sheep hunting is a privilege. The pursuit is also the most coveted hunting opportunity in North America, as evidenced by hundreds of thousands of applicants applying for close to 1,000 available permits in the...
The State of Colorado’s Mule Deer

The State of Colorado’s Mule Deer

Almost eight years ago, I authored an article for Western Hunter on Colorado mule deer hunting and management. In it, I addressed population trends, big buck potential, and record-class mule deer potential and history. I also made some assertions and predictions. The...