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Confront The Problem

Confront The Problem

In the highly competitive world of college and professional football, critical evaluation of your team’s abilities is a must. Wishful thinking can leave you exposed not only to humiliating defeat but also to public ridicule in front of potentially millions of viewers...
Fitness Over 50

Fitness Over 50

We write a lot about physical fitness and nutrition in the pages of Western Hunter. At 57 years of age, I am convinced that physical and emotional health are the most critical components to truly enjoying a hunt. The older we get, the more likely we are to be able to...
It’s Worth Carrying

It’s Worth Carrying

I often hear the excuses made by hunters who make the conscious decision not to carry a sidearm to defend themselves while hunting. There is no question predator numbers are on the rise across the West, and this is not limited to the four-legged varmints. With human...
Home Gym for the Mt. Hunter

Home Gym for the Mt. Hunter

Train like a hunter to win the fall! A home gym doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. A $3 piece of PVC pipe is an awesome tool for shoulder warm-up and balance exercises. Here are a few items I’ve used extensively over the last few years that you might find...
Advice for Sheep Hunt Training

Advice for Sheep Hunt Training

In the summer of 2011, I was sure that my dream of hunting sheep in Alaska was dead. I was 48 years old, a good 40 lbs. overweight, and not in good cardiovascular shape. Being “in the business” and talking to hundreds of sheep hunters over the years, I knew what a...