Strategy & Tactics

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

Back to the Basics

Put yourself where the animals are and in their travel corridors. Be observant of your surroundings and sign. Know if they have the best eyesight, smell, or hearing. Know when to push it, when to slow down, when to back out, and when to close the distance. This comes with experience in most cases.
5 Principles for Success

Let’s take a step back and share some big picture concepts that can be applied to virtually any hunt, in any location, by anyone of any skill set.

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Intro to Backcountry Meat Care

It's fun to get wrapped up and carried away in the trophy characteristics of the animals we take, but don’t avoid the value of meat care.

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It's Worth Carrying

I often hear the excuses made by hunters who make the conscious decision not to carry a sidearm to defend […]

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To Build A Fire

If you are unfamiliar with the classic Jack London short story To Build a Fire, it is a tale of […]

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The Art of Elk War

For as long as man has been on this planet, we have engaged in war. Whether with sharp sticks or […]

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What You Should Carry in Your Hunting Pack & Why

The difference between a comfortable and uncomfortable hunt can depend on what items you have in your pack.

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Wilderness Survival Rules and Tenets

Steve Opat lives a life centered around surviving in the wilderness, so be prepared and read his rules and tenets of survival.

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Mountain Lion Hunting - How, Why, When, and Where

Mountain lions are the most elusive species in North America, and only hounds can help better research and management

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Early Season Mule Deer Hunting Tactics

Follow these early season mule deer tactics to help maximize your glassing and hunting time in the field.

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Tips for Selecting & Training Hunting Hounds

Kyle shares his basic foundational method for starting young hounds aimed at developing confident individual hunting dogs.

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