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This scene may look warm due to the inviting glow of the sun but it wasn't.

Arctic Monarchs
Posted on August 27, 2014

Come along on this bone-chilling adventure for the wild, wooly monsters of the Arctic ice. Stepping off the prop plane and onto the snowy tarmac in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, the icy St. Patrick’s Day wind sliced through my wool coat like a surgeon’s scalpel. The Arctic is supposed to be … more

This brute of a 10-pointer was shot by the author on a Wisconsin, big woods deer hunt.

Buck Lessons: Pt. 2
Posted on August 15, 2014

Learning from a Master Some people frown on guided hunting trips thinking that it is somehow cheating to hunt other than on your own. The vast majority of my hunts are solo affairs, but every once in a while, I go on an outfitted hunt just to spice things up … more

This Illinois 12 pointer was shot by the author after another hunter ruined his morning hunt in another location.

Buck Lessons: Pt 1
Posted on August 13, 2014

Most of the readers have seen bowhunting articles on lessons learned the hard way. Over the years I’ve written a few of those kinds of articles myself and actually find them sort of painful to compose. Conjuring up those memories of hunts that went sour due to my blunders is … more

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Backpack Basics
Posted on August 5, 2014

Backpacking is a great way to increase your hunting success. However, most that do it are destined for failure due to poor preparation and forethought. To prevent bad success, follow these steps. Like many western bowhunters, I’ve always been the adventurous-type who finds it difficult not going to that next … more

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Early Elk Tips
Posted on June 19, 2014

Many Bowhunters Shy Away from Hunting Elk Early in the Season, but with the Right Setup this Season can be Dynamite A soft, lonely bugle broke the silence of the Idaho forest on the morning of September 9, 2003. It had been a dead quiet morning, and I was beginning … more

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Defining Success
Posted on June 12, 2014

Scoring on a Hunt is Great But It’s Not What the Adventure is Solely About. When I was 13 years old my dad made me an offer. If I saved up enough money ($100) working over the summer and kept my grades up he would let me take a week … more

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Which Way for Elk: When it Comes to Bowhunting Elk
Posted on June 10, 2014

There Are Different Ways to Create an Ambush. Which Tactic is Best Depends on a Variety of Factors. Elk could be the most diverse big-game animals to walk the North American continent. Large, robust and highly vocal, these herd-dwelling creatures live in a variety of settings, from thick-timbered mountain country, … more

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September Fuzz
Posted on May 22, 2014

These Mule Deer Fanatics Share Their Secrets On How To Take Giant Early-Season Bucks. I can count on one hand the times a particular buck literally sucked the wind right out of me, and this was definitely one of them. I had never seen a mule deer buck on the … more