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

Gear Legends: Buck Knives Model 119

Gear Legends: Buck Knives Model 119

A History Spanning Generations As a young man, Hoyt Buck served as an apprentice to a Kansas blacksmith. In search of a new method to temper steel, he handmade the first Buck Knife from a worn file blade in 1902. His handcrafted knives really began to be appreciated...

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...

TACTICS

Selecting & Training Young Hounds

Selecting & Training Young Hounds

Becoming a houndsman was one of my dreams. There were some people that gave me advice starting out, but mostly I had to do it on my own. Now my dream has become a reality, and a large part of my life. When I started raising and training young hounds, I didn’t know...

Navigating the Backcountry with Stock

Navigating the Backcountry with Stock

Although there is a lot written about navigating the backcountry on foot both on and off-trail, there is very little information written about navigating in the backcountry with horses and mules, especially in hunting situations. In this article I will describe how I...

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...

INFORMATION

Colorado Big Game Hunting Season Changes

Colorado Big Game Hunting Season Changes

Changes have been implemented for the new five-year season structure for Colorado. Season dates and other factors are evaluated every five years by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the results are often minor tweaks and changes to what has been a very consistent...

Anti-hunting Hunters: Apathy is the worst policy

Anti-hunting Hunters: Apathy is the worst policy

Anti-hunting hunters. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Sadly, it isn’t a joke. What’s scary is that the anti-hunting hunter is often us. I’m sure you’re reading this and thinking that I’m not referring to you. I’ve been guilty of it in the past, and as you read on, my guess...

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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