Tactics Articles

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


Hunting The Mountain Lion

Hunting The Mountain Lion

Mountain lions are one of the most elusive species in North America. Without the use of dogs, many hunters go their entire life without seeing one. For this reason, the use of dogs has been essential in research and management. Lions cannot effectively be hunted using...
Early Season Mule Deer Tactics

Early Season Mule Deer Tactics

Sure, it was hot. The Nevada archery early season mule deer isn’t known for its cold weather. The high desert in August heats up quickly. Deer are everywhere just after daybreak, but they become scarce after bedding in the midday sun.  Maybe I’m a glutton for...
Navigating the Backcountry on Horseback

Navigating the Backcountry on Horseback

Although there is a lot written about navigating the backcountry on foot both on and off-trail, there is very little information written about navigating in the backcountry with horses and mules, especially in hunting situations. In this article I will describe how I...
How to be More Successful Mule Deer Hunting

How to be More Successful Mule Deer Hunting

Recently, I was invited by Aron Snyder to be on the Kifarucast podcast. It was during this podcast discussion that he asked me about how I would rank attributes of physical fitness vs. knowledge of animal behavior and habits when it comes to hunting mule deer. It was...
Tips for Better Over the Counter Elk Hunting

Tips for Better Over the Counter Elk Hunting

For most western hunters, the elk areas we dream of hunting and the elk areas that we actually get to hunt in are two completely different things. Of course, everyone dreams of taking a 400-inch bull, but the reality is these types of elk are few and far between. Even...