Strategy & Tactics

Knowledge and information geared to help you prep for your hunt and execute in the field.

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"For the most part, hunters look at fall bears as an opportunity type of species. We all have a bear tag in our pocket during the Fall, but only fill it by happenstance if one presents itself while out elk or deer hunting. Not many solely focus on bear hunting in the fall, especially in the southwest when compared to its trophy elk and mule deer opportunities..."
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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One Foot at a Time

My most miserable backcountry hunts haven’t been caused by bad weather or heavy packs; nope, they almost all involved blisters on my feet.

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