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Meat from a Bull Elk

Meat from a Bull Elk

For this installment of Field Judging, I thought I’d go a bit of a different direction than our normal “How much does it score?”. Instead, how about “How much does it weigh?” There are few things that can start an argument among western hunters as fast as how much...
A Hunter’s Norman Rockwell Painting 

A Hunter’s Norman Rockwell Painting 

An iconic photograph that captures the heart of an era and much more By Ryan Hatfield  Too Good to be True I’ll never forget the day I received an envelope from a Mr. Ray Croswell from Washington. Having just written my first book, Idaho’s Greatest Mule Deer, a year...
Goalsetting

Goalsetting

By Kenton Clairmont, www.traintohunt.com Goalsetting can be tricky.  I’ve spent the last 24 years helping people design and execute plans to better themselves. Through the years, I’ve discovered some common ground on where people tend to fall short.  I’d like to shed...
Spring Training

Spring Training

“What you do or don’t do now will be reflected in September” In the summer of 2011, I was sure that my dream of hunting sheep in Alaska was dead. I was 48 years old, a good 40 lbs. overweight, and not in good cardiovascular shape. Being “in the...
Top 10 Best of Shot Show

Top 10 Best of Shot Show

Cool Gear for the Western Hunter By Darren Choate, Gear Editor Making your way through a maze of over 2,000 booths and 60,000 people to come up with a top 10 list is probably impossible. If you narrow your scope to include just hunting products, you can cut the booth...
Every Hunter is an Ambassador

Every Hunter is an Ambassador

View from the Mountain: Every Hunter is an Ambassador In the social media age, what you say is often held against you. Ryan Hatfield, Editor “With Freedom Comes Responsibility.” This quote is credited to Eleanor Roosevelt, but the overall concept has been used and...