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...

Outfitting Your UTV: Part 2

Outfitting Your UTV: Part 2

A Quick Recap In our first installment of our UTV series, we outfitted our project UTV with essential equipment for hunting the West. We covered the basics with a roof, skid plate, lower doors, and a half wind-screen to offer the minimum protection from the elements....

TACTICS

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...

Making The Impossible Possible

Making The Impossible Possible

Making the Impossible Possible Stalking antelope with a bow, made easier   The American pronghorn is perfectly suited for the terrain of the West. Their eyes – the largest of any North American ungulate - are their best line of defense against predators. They survive...

INFORMATION

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 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...

Better Lucky Than Good

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...

One Man’s Journey

One Man’s Journey

Becoming a Sheep Hunter and the Quest for a Grand Slam Sheep hunting is a privilege. The pursuit is also the most coveted hunting opportunity in North America, as evidenced by hundreds of thousands of applicants applying for close to 1,000 available permits in the...

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