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Confront The Problem

Confront The Problem

In the highly competitive world of college and professional football, critical evaluation of your team’s abilities is a must. Wishful thinking can leave you exposed not only to humiliating defeat but also to public ridicule in front of potentially millions of viewers...
Fitness Over 50

Fitness Over 50

We write a lot about physical fitness and nutrition in the pages of Western Hunter. At 57 years of age, I am convinced that physical and emotional health are the most critical components to truly enjoying a hunt. The older we get, the more likely we are to be able to...
Scopes and Terms Simplified

Scopes and Terms Simplified

  Even with technology, it’s still basics that matter most When I was 11 or 12 and got my first .22, Dad wouldn’t let me get a scope for it until I proved I knew how to adjust the open sights to make the bullet hit where I wanted it to. Once I got that...
Filming Your Own Hunts

Filming Your Own Hunts

Hunting is a primal instinct. It is something a lot of us do to get away from the world, enjoy the wilderness, and fill the freezers. It used to be a big feat to film these adventures with lots of heavy, expensive equipment, but it is becoming more popular and a lot...
From the Field to the Record Book

From the Field to the Record Book

Using official record-keeping measurement systems to your advantage in the field.   Field judging animals can be very difficult. Body size, head size, ear width, and other physical features of an animal can throw off your estimations of tine length, mass, and...
The Process of Measuring Trophies

The Process of Measuring Trophies

The record-keeping organizations and how-to measure trophies. As an official measurer for Pope & Young, it is always exciting to put a tape measure to a bowhunter’s hard-earned trophy. However, the best part of the process is teaching hunters about the scoring...