In Field Tactics

Articles aimed to improve your odds of success in the field.

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    Late-Season Backpack Hunting

    While many guys day hunt from home or a luxurious base camp when winter starts setting in, you can still enjoy all of the benefits of a bivy camp while staying comfortable and safe, with not much more than a little extra thought and planning.
    How Prepared Are You?

    With backcountry hunting becoming more popular these days, there is a great percentage of hunters out there that are truly not prepared for the journey that lies ahead of them. Without first-hand experience, it is hard to know how prepared you actually are.

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    Tips To Combat Altitude Sickness

    Unfortunately, hunters have learned that the beautiful scenery and loneliness of the wilderness can also be very dangerous if they’re not properly prepared for such an increase in elevation.

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    E-Scouting Tips & Techniques

    E-scouting can help you understand a unit’s terrain, road access, habitat, pressured areas, animal behavior, and develop backup plans that will ultimately lead to more success.

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    Tips for Picking a Hunting Spot

    When I show up to a new area, I already know many of the best vantage points in the unit before I ever set foot there. This starts at home, well prior to the hunt. Here are the steps I take in order to locate what I would deem as the “best spots”.

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    BaseMap for E-Scouting

    DIY western big game hunting is a lot of work. The planning, preparation, travel, and hunt all require time and dedication to put all the moving pieces together.

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    How Turkey Hunting Can Make You A Better Elk Hunter

    If you want to be a great hunter, you need to hunt all the time. Being out in the woods is the best way to learn about the game you pursue.

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    How To Glass Without Using The Grid Technique

    It’s mid-afternoon. You’re laying on a rock in the sun, crumpling a candy bar wrapper and picking the last bits […]

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    From the Field to the Record Book

    Tips for using the record-keeping scoring system to help make your field judging more closely resemble actual trophy measurements.

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    5 Common Accuracy-Inhibiting Factors

    Adrienne & Hans Olufs, owners of West Coast Archery Shop review the equipment and shooting habit issues they see daily at their shop.

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    Blister Prevention Made Simple

    The importance of taking care of our feet in the field is no secret, yet we’ve all been there at one point or another, blocking out the unblockable pain of a blister.

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