Lifestyle & Fitness

Being a Western Hunter is a lifestyle from off-season training, to enjoying the game we take, and all aspects in between.

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Getting Prepared = Staying Prepared

"If you are reading Western Hunter magazine, you are probably already in the elite, small percentage of hunters that harvest the majority of the game. If you aren’t and want to know how to stay prepared all year without spending a lot of money or time, please read on for what I have learned by studying the small percentage of good hunters that are routinely successful...."
Eat Bear Meat

"Early American settlers also utilized bear meat, hide, and fat. Folks like Daniel Boone made a living selling the stuff to market. Eating bear was fairly normal until the early 1900s when the Teddy Bear was brought to life after Teddy Roosevelt spared the life of a bear that was tied to a tree. On that hunting trip to Mississippi, Teddy was having a rough go at finding bears..."

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It's Time To Get Gardening

I truly believe that gardening is an invaluable step to understanding where our food comes from, with the natural next step being harvesting an animal.

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Off-Season Training Tips

Every season has an ending, and every new season brings new opportunities. We need to look at the “off-season” as an opportunity to boost our performance in the backcountry.

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How Social Media Will End Hunting

Social media has changed the way we operate, and hunters are not immune to that change. It allows us to communicate, share, and self-publish… and it may be the single thing that leads to the demise of hunting.

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DIY Taxidermy- Boiling a Skull

Looking for a better way to boil a skull for a Euro Mount? Taxidermy Editor Nick Gehring walks us through his step-by-step process.

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Master the Art of Self-Filming

With thousands of days spent self-filming, I want to share the secrets I have learned over the years of capturing my hunts and help lessen the learning curve for those of you interesting in capturing your hunt on film.

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Fitness Over 50

At 57 years of age, I am convinced that physical and emotional health are the most critical components to truly enjoying a hunt.

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Filming Your Own Hunts

Tana shares some great tips and insight that she's learned throughout the years of capturing hunts on video with her family’s youtube channel Stuck-N-The-Rut.

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The Process of Measuring Trophies

Zack dives into tips and common errors for measuring trophies, as well as the history of scoring systems and how to have an animal officially scored.

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Cape Care Basics - Preserving a Once-in-a-Lifetime Memory

Zack goes over some cape care basics and what he does to help preserve a once-in-a-lifetime memory.

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