Articles by WesternHunter


The Gordon Buck

The Gordon Buck

In this day and age, in a world of self promotion and images that travel faster through social media than wildfire in a dry forest, how does a potential all time world record archery mule deer buck harvested in early September not be seen around the world until now?...
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...
More Than The Minimum

More Than The Minimum

Taking all the meat you can should always be job #1 We spend a lot of time talking about how to break down an elk on the mountain and care for the meat afterward. It’s all a practical and necessary part of elk hunting. However, in these writings, I’ve been making 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....