Tactics Articles

Hunting tactics that will help you learn to hunt like the pros.


Trail Cameras for Predators

Trail Cameras for Predators

When most people think of using trail cameras, they usually think of whitetail deer. They are also used routinely for bear, elk, mule deer, antelope, etc. However, I rarely hear of people using them to locate predators or to help pattern them for more success when...
Making The Impossible Possible

Making The Impossible Possible

Making the Impossible Possible Stalking antelope with a bow, made easier   The American pronghorn is perfectly suited for the terrain of the West. Their eyes – the largest of any North American ungulate – are their best line of defense against predators. They...
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,...
Backcountry Bears and Elk Calving Areas

Backcountry Bears and Elk Calving Areas

Hunting specific areas for bears can kill two birds with one stone Humble Beginnings I began hunting black bear in 1972 in Idaho’s Clearwater Region, primarily in the Lochsa and Kelly Creek drainages. My previous experiences with hunting black bear were more related...
Overcoming the Struggle: Diaphragm Calls.

Overcoming the Struggle: Diaphragm Calls.

Three reasons you may be having a hard time using a diaphragm call When it comes to using diaphragm elk calls, there are three reasons why I feel they excel over any other style of elk call: versatility, realism, and being “hands-free”. It’s hard to argue that there...