Adventure Articles

Adventure stories from our Western Hunters.


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...
A Storm to Remember

A Storm to Remember

If you keep at it, something will eventually go right David Burgess, Idaho, 2016 The wind howled, blasting me with sheets of pelting snow. I set down my knife, shoved my numb hands between the hide and ribs of the still steaming buck, and waited for sensation to creep...