Articles by Zach Bowhay


Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 vs. Zeiss Victory Harpia 85

Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 vs. Zeiss Victory Harpia 85

Last fall I had the opportunity to test out two Zeiss spotting scopes, the Victory Harpia 85 ($4600) and Conquest Gavia 85 ($1999). Obviously, the price point on these optics are quite different, but knowing the Zeiss name, I planned on both being great products. I...
The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile

Weary from a long season, refusing to give up is still the best strategy “Sleeping in that morning would have been easy and weighed heavy on my mind. However, standing in awe of this beautiful bull, I knew all the early mornings and long miles were worth it.” It isn’t...
Hunt the Fringe for More Success

Hunt the Fringe for More Success

Like most hunters out there, when I dream of elk hunting, I tend to paint a picture of the most picturesque landscapes. Personally, mine consists of steep sage slopes that melt into thick timbered bedding areas full of springs that drop off into cool creek bottoms....
Become a more Silent Stalker

Become a more Silent Stalker

As I crested the 9500-foot ridge on September 30, I was feeling deflated. I had made a long climb in the dark up one of the steepest mountains in the area, and as I crested the ridge, I was expecting to be serenaded by bugling bulls. Instead, I was only greeted with a...
Tips for Muzzleloader Hunting the West

Tips for Muzzleloader Hunting the West

We are both fortunate and unfortunate to be living in a day and age where western hunting is gaining popularity. The recruitment of new hunters, and companies making top-notch gear marketed specifically for our style of hunting, is surely a benefit to us all. However,...