Articles by WesternHunter


Grinding Hamburger

Grinding Hamburger

Taking the Scrap and Making it Delicious We’ve carved up our elk and made use of all the best steaks and other cuts. Now that it’s all finished, there will be a very sizeable pile of scrap meat just waiting for you to “turn lemons into lemonade”. Wild game burger is a...
The Do’s and Don’ts of Calling Elk

The Do’s and Don’ts of Calling Elk

Selecting a Call In today’s market, hunters can choose from short, wide, fat, tapered, stacked, long, and skinny reeds. I like an open barrel design or one that’s short and produces a nasally sound.  Regardless of the style, the thickness of the reed is critical....
Gearing Up Your Body

Gearing Up Your Body

Get the inside track on gear that will better your performance On the mountain, your body is already being challenged. The last thing you want to do is experiment with how far you can push your health and fitness, which could lead to a major health catastrophe. Any...
Meat from a Bull Elk

Meat from a Bull Elk

For this installment of Field Judging, I thought I’d go a bit of a different direction than our normal “How much does it score?”. Instead, how about “How much does it weigh?” There are few things that can start an argument among western hunters as fast as how much...