Articles by Ryan Hatfield


The DNA of a Mule Deer Hunter

The DNA of a Mule Deer Hunter

A journey of a lifetime…and then some It’s hard for me to decide which I like more – massive, deep-forked mulies or the hunters back in the old days who pursued them. I’m equally as drawn to a big non-typical mule deer rack as I am to an old-time hunting photo of...
Bucket List: Mountain Goat – A Quiet King

Bucket List: Mountain Goat – A Quiet King

First Taste As I army-crawled across a large boulder to get in position to take the shot on my Idaho mountain goat, my head was spinning. The mental overload was part the intense focus needed to make a good shot on a trophy billy, and part “I can’t believe this is...
Gear Legends: First Lite Merino Wool

Gear Legends: First Lite Merino Wool

First Lite didn’t “invent” merino wool. It was around, but few in the hunting world even knew about it. First Lite Founder, Kenton Carruth, wore some on snowmobile and backcountry skiing trips in 2003 and was amazed by its functionality and comfort. Soon, he began...
Podcast Highlights

Podcast Highlights

The best listens for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts With this issue, we’re starting a new column that will highlight podcasts – of the hunting variety and some completely unrelated that can benefit other aspects of your life. Why are we doing this? Well, “listen...