Blueprint For Mule Deer

Part III: Eliminate your variables Recently, I was invited by Aron Snyder to be on the Kifarucast podcast. It was during this podcast discussion that he asked me about how I would rank attributes of physical fitness vs. knowledge of animal behavior and habits when it...

Better Lucky Than Good

It’s all about being in the right place at the right time Colten Tholen, Wyoming, 2017 Our story is one of those hunts that you only dream of having or wish to have come true. It's also the story that maybe you don't always care to hear about. Regardless, it’s one...

Going the Distance: From first time shooter to 1,000 yards.

My favorite way to learn anything is to jump head first into the murky depths and stay afloat. That is exactly what I had done when signing up for

Gear Legends – Outdoorsmans Tripod System

When looking at candidates for “Gear Legends”, we’re looking at many possible variables. Has it been around for a significant period of time? Is it still viable? In its product category, how does it rate and how much impact did it have? Did it change the game? It...

GEAR

Sig Sauer Electro Optics BDX

Sig Sauer Electro Optics BDX

Sig Sauer Electro Optics has brought some game-changing technology to the hunting market with their Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) rangefinder and riflescope. The system uses your ballistics, environmental conditions, and Bluetooth to illuminate the exact holdover dot...

Introducing the Swarovski dS  5-25×52 Smart Riflescope

Introducing the Swarovski dS 5-25×52 Smart Riflescope

No product category has evolved more in the last five years than riflescopes. Not long ago, a 3-9x scope was the industry standard. However, with the invention of the laser rangefinder, shooters have been clamoring for more advanced riflescopes. The optics industry...

TACTICS

Blueprint For Mule Deer

Blueprint For Mule Deer

Part III: Eliminate your variables Recently, I was invited by Aron Snyder to be on the Kifarucast podcast. It was during this podcast discussion that he asked me about how I would rank attributes of physical fitness vs. knowledge of animal behavior and habits when it...

Over-the-counter Bulls

Over-the-counter Bulls

For most western hunters, the elk areas we dream of hunting and the elk areas that we actually get to hunt in are two completely different things. Of course, everyone dreams of taking a 400-inch bull, but the reality is these types of elk are few and far between. Even...

Trail Cameras for Predators

Trail Cameras for Predators

When most people think of using trail cameras, they usually think of whitetail deer. They are also used routinely for bear, elk, mule deer, antelope, etc. However, I rarely hear of people using them to locate predators or to help pattern them for more success when...

INFORMATION

Getting Started as a Bowhunter

Getting Started as a Bowhunter

A template for lifelong bowhunting satisfaction There are many reasons bowhunting is becoming more and more popular, and it goes deeper than the obvious factors like easily available tags and favorable season dates for deer and elk hunting. There’s something more...

Access and the DIY Hunter

Access and the DIY Hunter

One Montana’s Innovative Hunting Access Program In our three previous articles on hunting access, we’ve reviewed state-managed hunting access programs, public land access, and private land access. In this article, we’ll review an innovative approach to private land...

Stoking the Fire

Stoking the Fire

What I did right and wrong in getting my kids involved in hunting An Old Man’s Reflection Years ago, before I was married and before kids came into my life, I was guiding an older gentleman in his mid-70s on a deer hunt. We got to talking about his family and his...

ADVENTURE

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...

The Shortest Yard

The Shortest Yard

The merits and demerits of rangefinding binoculars Archers and riflemen alike have used laser rangefinders to make accurate shots on game more reliably for years, but only recently have hunters had a practical option of getting that functionality integrated into a...

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