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Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness

While preparing for your hunt in the mountains, don’t forget to prepare your body as well.  Perhaps nothing is more exciting than jumping in a rig and heading off to a great Rocky Mountain adventure.  This summer, I had the opposite experience in heading down...
Top 5 Archery Elk Hunting Myths

Top 5 Archery Elk Hunting Myths

Every year we get a dose of August and September elk hunting articles.  Whether it is blogs, online videos, magazine articles, or the painful TV hunting shows, the “norms” of elk hunting know how are time and again hashed over.  I listen, watch and read...
Practical Tips for Glassing the West

Practical Tips for Glassing the West

One of the greatest feelings we can ever have as hunters is the feeling when we first spy our quarry.  The magic moment when all the work and effort finally pays dividends and there he stands antlers gleaming in the sun.  Much delight is added to the magic moment when...
Bullfight: The Best Day to Kill a Bull

Bullfight: The Best Day to Kill a Bull

Last week we reviewed calling versus not calling and the scenario of two bulls bugling at each other was used as an example of a prime time to be quiet.  Let’s revisit that scenario and expound it a little bit.  We know that on most occasions the herd bull takes...
Elk: To call or not to call

Elk: To call or not to call

I stand by a very unpopular elk hunting philosophy with regard to calling elk.  I assert that an elk hunters best call is saying nothing at all.  August is the time of year when aspiring elk hunters are polishing up their calling and preparing for the all out war in...