Nosler Refuses to Compromise on Mountain Carbon Rifle

Mountain hunters are a special breed. Every item they pack on a hunt has a purpose. Because gear means ounces and ounces add up to pounds. And pounds… they eventually equal pain. From cutting the handle off of toothbrushes to scraping the rubber armor off a spotting...

Swarovski’s BTX: Two Years Later

Two years ago Swarovski introduced the BTX dual eyepiece for the X series spotting scopes. Prior to the BTX’s arrival all the other “big eyes” on the market were 12-15 lbs and required a beastly tripod to handle their weight. At 4-6 lbs (depending on objective lens)...

Is It Time For A New Bow?

If you’re a normal, red-blooded bowhunter, you’ve probably been looking forward to getting your hands on the new bow lineups. It’s hard not to get excited when the advertising hype comes at us from so many angles these days. We see the full-page ads, commercials on...

The Forgotten Half

To capture unforgettable images, a great lens is at least as important as the camera body. A few years ago, good friend and fellow photographer, Rod Sinclair, and I went to photograph black bears. Rod was driving (photo strategy: make sure to have your friends drive,...

Nosler’s No-Compromise Mountain Carbon Rifle

Nosler’s Mountain Carbon rifle refuses to compromise The market for ultra-light, ultra-accurate rifles has grown from what was once a niche into a strong segment of the hunting rifle world. More and more people were opening their wallets to obtain the lightest rifle...

GEAR

Proof Research Switch Rifle: A Banner Season of Testing

Every year, an increasing number of rifle manufacturers enter the marketplace offering their version of the ultimate hunting rifle. The rifle industry has become saturated with the “me too” rifle companies all building rifles with similar features, with just enough of...

The Great Compensators

The laser rangefinder is arguably the most significant product introduction to the hunting world since the bolt action rifle over 100 years ago. In the early 90’s Leica introduced the first generation Geovid, a binocular capable to delivering the distance to a target...

Nosler Refuses to Compromise on Mountain Carbon Rifle

Mountain hunters are a special breed. Every item they pack on a hunt has a purpose. Because gear means ounces and ounces add up to pounds. And pounds… they eventually equal pain. From cutting the handle off of toothbrushes to scraping the rubber armor off a spotting...

TACTICS

Hunting Elk with Decoys

  The screams of several bulls echoed through the sparse pine ridges, and seemed to be coming from all directions. I was out in front, calling and moving in on the closest bugle. Donnie was right behind me with the video camera, and Dave was 40 yards behind us,...

Backcountry Bears and Elk Calving Areas

Hunting specific areas for bears can kill two birds with one stone Humble Beginnings I began hunting black bear in 1972 in Idaho’s Clearwater Region, primarily in the Lochsa and Kelly Creek drainages. My previous experiences with hunting black bear were more related...

INFORMATION

28 Days: Jump Start Your Health Fitness Program

Is What You’re Doing Today Getting You Closer To Where You Want To Be Tomorrow? We all want to lose weight, increase strength, or get healthier, but with that comes more mindful eating and a greater commitment to an exercise program. With busy lives, sometimes that...

Backcountry Equine Medical Issues – Colic

We were packed several miles into the Pecos wilderness - biologists, game wardens, and support staff gathered for a bighorn sheep trap and relocation project. Richard, the area warden, rode his big draft-cross gelding “Cisco” into camp. Cisco was an experienced...

ADVENTURE

A Long Overdue Gift

When I began putting in for a bighorn sheep tag I was 14 years younger, probably 30 pounds lighter, and a much better candidate for one of the most coveted tags the state of Idaho has to offer. As the years went by, putting in for the tag was a yearly ritual and...

Hunting Elk with Decoys

  The screams of several bulls echoed through the sparse pine ridges, and seemed to be coming from all directions. I was out in front, calling and moving in on the closest bugle. Donnie was right behind me with the video camera, and Dave was 40 yards behind us,...

Blood, Sweat and Tears

The best bucks surely don’t come easy. “As I skinned the deer, my knife slipped and sunk deep into the flesh of my inner thigh…my mind was racing with every thought imaginable.”   The Source of the Inspiration As much fun as it is to hunt mulies at 12,000 feet...

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