Podcast Highlights

The best listens for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts With this issue, we’re starting a new column that will highlight podcasts – of the hunting variety and some completely unrelated that can benefit other aspects of your life. Why are we doing this? Well, “listen...

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?...

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...

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....

The North Coast of British Columbia, By Nolan Osborne

As humans have expanded our reach across the North American continent, areas of raw-untouched natural beauty exist in dwindling numbers. Of the truly wild places left on this continent, those that weren’t carved out for National Parks have remained in their natural...

GEAR

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...

E-bikes

The popularity of electric bikes (e-bikes) has exploded in the recreational riding market. Within the last couple of years, hunters have now started to see the benefits, too. I saw my first e-bike a few years ago at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt...

Cold Weather Layering Systems, By Nolan Osborne

Mountain hunting is hardly a new pursuit. The Indigenous peoples of British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska have well-documented accounts of hunting mountain goats and other game long before Gore-Tex and ultralight gear came into the picture. The argument could be...

TACTICS

Distance Bulls: How to Hunt Elk from Five Miles Away

The first elk tag I received in my home state of Nevada came well after I started elk hunting. Ten years later to be exact. By that point I had shot quite a few bulls myself in other states and guided to many more while working as an elk guide in Montana and New...

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....

INFORMATION

Podcast Highlights

The best listens for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts With this issue, we’re starting a new column that will highlight podcasts – of the hunting variety and some completely unrelated that can benefit other aspects of your life. Why are we doing this? Well, “listen...

Winning a Sheep Tag

Where to land a sheep hunt outside of state draws   For many hunters, a Grand Slam of sheep is the pinnacle of mountain hunting achievement. It’s a highly sought-after goal with a price tag that can be more than an average new home.   Unfortunately for many DIY...

The Tagline: Planning for Success Starts Here

For many, planning a hunt is a bittersweet endeavor. It is as much tedious and time-consuming as it is exciting and wrought with tradition. Despite the conflicting emotions, or perhaps in part because of them, we endure the process year after year in hopes of learning...

ADVENTURE

Always Be Hunting: An Unexpected Success Story

 “The pack out was long and gave me a lot of time to think about what a true friend I had in Justyn. He never stopped hunting, and his perseverance was the only reason I had the opportunity to harvest this buck.”    A Much-Needed Spark Sometimes, as a human...

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...

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