Tactics Articles

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


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...
Skinny Fat: Tips To Cure The Syndrome

Skinny Fat: Tips To Cure The Syndrome

As outdoorsmen and women, there’s nothing we love more than the feeling that is achieved while navigating the rugged terrain found atop the highest peaks in the world. We all love the beauty of nature – these wild places worn with time are a sight to behold. Yet...
Training For the Shot

Training For the Shot

Hunting shots are almost always improvised, so you must prepare. When I first started hunting, my father taught me how to shoot a rifle by constructing a rest from whatever resources you had to use at the time of the shot. This training early in my life was an...