Articles by Zach Bowhay


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...
Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

Go against the grain to find hidden treasures Like most hunters out there, when I dream of elk hunting, I tend to paint a picture of the most picturesque landscapes. Personally, mine consist of steep sage slopes that melt into thick timbered bedding areas full of...
Coming in Silent

Coming in Silent

If You Have the Element of Surprise, It’s Best to Keep It 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...
Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

Go Against the Grain to Find Hidden Treasures Like most hunters out there, when I dream of elk hunting, I tend to paint a picture of the most picturesque landscapes. Personally, mine consist of steep sage slopes that melt into thick timbered bedding areas full of...
Muzzleloader Hunting the West

Muzzleloader Hunting the West

 A Primer on How to Ready Yourself for an Often-Overlooked Opportunity 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...