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New Mexico Over-the-Counter Hunts

The Big-Game Draw in New Mexico was full of ups and downs this year; we had a peek into the results via a backdoor issue that caused some to be hopeful and caused others to be scrambling for something to hunt.  For those that didn’t draw a tag, New Mexico has plenty of opportunities for those looking for a hunt.  The options are pretty straight forward: Youth Encouragement Tags – Offered to NM Youth who successfully submitted any application but didn’t draw.  After the 14 days the tags are...
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Bull Elk Bugling in the Rut - Tony Bynum

Our very own photography editor, Tony Bynum took this awesome video. This is some of the best bugling audio you'll ever hear! Thank you Tony! Learn more about Tony and check out his world-class photography on his website, tonybynum.com Tony Bynum is the Photography Editor for Elk Hunter Magazine and contributes his art and expertise to every issue of EHM and Western Hunter Magazine. Click here to learn more about our staff of editors
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Field Update Photos from Jay Scott

Awesome photos and update from Jay Scott from this season. Check out Jay's blog at www.jayscottoutdoors.com! Colburn and Scott Outfitters had a great 2012 archery elk season in Arizona Unit 9.  We spent 28 days chasing elka nd  had two clients that both harvested great bulls one was 354 and the other was 380.  The rut was very good and intense starting around the opener of the season on the 14th of September and just got better and better until we left at the end of September.  The moon w...
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Swarovski ATX Review, In Depth

Things That Make You Go “Huh?” Introducing the new Swarovski ATX and STX modular spotting scope By Chris Denham I honestly can’t remember having this much difficulty explaining a new product in the optics market! The new Swarovski ATX (angled) and STX (straight), hereby known at the Swarovski X scopes, are that revolutionary. It wasn’t until I saw the first photographs that I was completely sure I understood how the new scope works and what the potential benefits would be.  Fortunate...
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Zeiss Conquest Riflescope with Rapid-Z 800 Reticle - By Ryan Hatfield

This article originally appeared in the premiere issue of Elk hunter Magazine. To subscribe and be among the first to read our gear reviews, click here! I spend most of my hunting time trying to get as close to game as possible, and there’s few things better than a good, dependable 100-yard shot at a trophy bull. However, there’s one little catch to hunting wary bulls - they’d actually just as soon keep that distance significantly larger, and their instincts and wit will often allow them...
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Field Update from Jay Scott - Part 2

One of our hunting editor's, Jay Scott, recently sent us this update from the field, along with some great photos. You can read more of Jay's adventures on his blog, JayScottOutdoors.com Want to see your adventure on the Elk Hunter Blog? Send your update and photos to webmaster@elkhuntermagazine.com, and we'll post your update on the blog!                                                     September 11th As I write this post it cant be over 65 degrees with on and off light dr...
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Field Update From Jay Scott

One of our hunting editor's, Jay Scott, recently sent us this update from the field, along with some great photos. You can read more of Jay's adventures on his blog, JayScottOutdoors.com Want to see your adventure on the Elk Hunter Blog? Send your update and photos to webmaster@elkhuntermagazine.com, and we'll post your update on the blog!                                                       September 3rd The weather is awesome in Unit 9! The smaller bulls are pushing cows a...
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Randy Ulmer: High Level Scent Elimination

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of Elk Hunter Magazine. Don't miss another article by Randy Ulmer, click HERE to subscribe! Q & A with Bowhunting Legend, Randy Ulmer QUESTION: I’m a bowhunter and it seems like I get busted more often from elk smelling me than for any other reason. What do you actually do on your hunts to minimize your scent?  Please give me some PRACTICAL scent control advice. ANSWER: The problem with early season elk hunting is that i...
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Hydration 101 - By Kristy Titus

Kristy Titus is part of the Elk Hunter & Western Hunter editorial staff. She writes her column "Hunters Nutrition" in every issue. Subscribe to the magazine to read all of her columns. Hydration for Hunters Climbing mountains in the most severe conditions, pushing your mind and body to the limit on a daily basis – yes, hunting season is just around the corner. The only true test of our individual performance level and overall toughness comes courtesy of Mother Nature. The ro...
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Swarovski ATX/STX - New Swarovski Spotting Scopes

Swarovski Optik announced this morning a revolutionary line of spotting scopes. The new ATX/STX scopes have a modular, ergonomic design, and allow you to see the world through completely new eyes. The new ATX/STX family of spotting scopes from Swarovski Optik allow you to adapt to each situation without having to compromise on features or performance. Ergonomic design, modular flexibility and user friendliness combine to bring about a real revolution in the history of the spotting scope ...
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NM Tag Update- Youth Tag Information

Well, the final piece of the tag equation has been released; it is for kids that didn’t draw anything.  These can be great tags for kids. Make sure you understand the rules of the game and you should be able to get a tag if you are interested.                                                - Jason “The New Mexico Sportsman” Amaro     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 10, 2012: MORE THAN 2,000 ELK LICENSES FOR YOUTHS GO ON SALE JULY 18YOUNG WILDLIFE USUALLY DON’T NEED TO BE RES...
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