Alan Carter, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Hoffman Explorer Boots Review

Hoffman Explorer Boots Review

Last fall I had the opportunity to visit with Jim Hoffman of Hoffman Boots. I had seen an ad somewhere for his boots and decided to give him a call and find out what I could. What I thought would be a brief call turned into a great conversation about boots, Italy, his...
Spring Boar Hunting: The Beauty in Failure

Spring Boar Hunting: The Beauty in Failure

Not Every Hunt will be One to Call Home About   When the grip of a long rocky mountain winter begins to fade, thoughts of spring in the mountains kindles the spirit. The winter is brutal snowy and cold here in the Bitterroot and I was aching to get up in the new...
Western Antelope: Fun for Entire Family

Western Antelope: Fun for Entire Family

One of the questions I am frequently asked is what should I hunt out west?  Now I am an elk outfitter, so my natural response is elk, but it is what I rarely recommend to a newbie western hunter that wants to also introduce his children to western hunting. I recommend...
A Childhood of Cornstalks and Bulls

A Childhood of Cornstalks and Bulls

  I grew up in the farm country of northern Illinois in the 70’s.  To my family, the summer was a time of harvest, grapes, apples, you name it all went in the canner.  I remember my mother spending countless hours over the stove canning vegetables and...
Under Armour Stealth Reaper Extreme Review

Under Armour Stealth Reaper Extreme Review

Recently I received the Under Armour Stealth Reaper Extreme Wool Jacket and pants to review and test in Montana’s harsh mountain conditions.  To be fair, Under Armour (UA) designed this system primarily for tree stand hunting in 0-55 degree conditions, I decided...