Adventure Articles

Adventure stories from our Western Hunters.


The Hunt For One

The Hunt For One

Committing to hunting for one particular animal takes extraordinary willpower Sometimes, in special circumstances, a hunter comes across an animal in a place of opportunity that captures all of his or her attention.  The combination of the right animal, the right...
A Long Overdue Gift

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

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

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...
We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

By Dan Kaestner & Jeremy Tripp Dan Kaestner and his hunting partner, Jeremy, and had been dropped off by plane in a very remote part of Alaska for a DIY moose hunt for which they had drawn special tags. They hunted hard for two days, calling and hiking to vantage...
Accepting the Challenge

Accepting the Challenge

Two hard-working hunters make the most out of a tough hunt High Country Mule Deer Anyone who has hunted mule deer knows how hard it can be to go out and harvest a mature buck. Bucks that live past four or five years old live that long for a reason. They either learn...