Articles by R.Cade Powell


Ranch Hand replacement Bumper – Part II

Ranch Hand replacement Bumper – Part II

By: R. Cade Powell for Western Hunter Over a year ago I wrote a blog article about my Ranch Hand replacement bumper. I promised to write a follow-up and give some more details of my experiences. https://westernhunter.net/ranch-hand-replacement-bumper-review/ In...
No Room for Error

No Room for Error

“I can’t believe the only Saturday this fall without a volleyball game is the same weekend I’ll be hunting elk with my dad”, came my whine when my oldest daughters brought home the fall sports schedule. “Why in the world doesn’t the AD schedule more...
Vortex Diamondback 2-7×35

Vortex Diamondback 2-7×35

“Are you sure they’re touching” I asked in disbelief as I trudged up the sandhill towards Ashton and the target? As I stared in disbelief she just grinned. “See, I told you they were touching!” We high-fived and then loaded up the gear to go shoot a few prairie...

Big Agnes Fish Hawk and Q-Core Pad Review

by R. Cade Powell for Western Hunter This past hunting season, I upgraded several backpacking items that were long overdue. Calling them ‘long overdue’ might be the understatement of the year. I have my kids to thank for the demise of one of my items although I wasn’t...

Katadyn Base Camp

In prepping for my family’s 20 mile backpack trip into the Cloud Peak Wilderness of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains I only had 2 major concerns: sleeping bags and water! This was my girl’s first backpack trip with me. I have a lightweight Big Agnes sleeping bag and they...