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When possible, plan your wilderness adventure with a friend. Not only is this safer, but a good (and hopefully experienced) wilderness companion can help you overcome any fear or troubles you may have.

Fear-Part II
Posted on November 13, 2013

This is Part II to conclude Fear-I. To read Part I, click here! The Mental Side The power of the mind can be amazing, but if your focus is on things like fear rather than success, you can kiss your hunt goodbye. Here are some tips to help you stay … more

The wilderness can be rugged and unforgiving, but with the right mental focus you can accomplish anything.

Fear- Part I
Posted on November 7, 2013

Part I of two. Make sure you check back next week for Part II! The Mental Side The power of the mind can be amazing, but if your focus is on things like fear rather than success, you can kiss your hunt goodbye. Here are some tips to help you … more

Deer don't just roam the mountains aimlessly. Study maps intently, coming up with the best likely hunting spots based on terrain features, water and appropriate bedding cover.

Backcountry Mulie Advice-Part II
Posted on October 16, 2013

  Backcountry Mulie Advice Part II, the conclusion to Part I. To read Part I, click here! Searching the high country for early-season mulies provides an incredible rush and adventure, but don’t expect easy anything. These deer often require lots of physical work and finesse. By Jason Stafford Unusual Ambush … more

Spot and stalk is typically the best way to bowhunt wilderness deer, which means setting up on a high vantage point at first light and glassing heavily using top-quality optics.

Backcountry Mulie Advice-Part I
Posted on October 9, 2013

Backcountry Mulie Advice-Part I, check back in a week for Part II!  Searching the high country for early-season mulies provides an incredible rush and adventure, but don’t expect easy anything. These deer often require lots of physical work and finesse. By Jason Stafford   The clouds swept into the valley, … more

Ron Way’s buck had enormous antler height, with G2s and G3s measuring well beyond 12 inches each.

Miracle Buck Part II
Posted on October 2, 2013

Conclusion to Miracle Buck Part I, posted last week. Click here to read Part I.  A Second Chance The next morning found me back in the same stand, hoping for another opportunity, a miracle you could say. Matt was insistent that this buck was still in the woods and “we … more

The author and his massive whitetail, which he arrowed after 15 days on stand while hunting with the Harpole’s Lodge in Pike County, Illinois. The buck’s gross score was 192 points—truly a deer of a lifetime. Photos by Eric Suhm, www.braindanceproductions.com

Miracle Buck Part I
Posted on September 26, 2013

Part I of a two-part series. Over the course of three seasons, and three weeks on stand, this bowhunter’s dream of scoring on a Boone and Crockett-caliber buck finally comes to life. By Ron Way “I can’t believe it,” I said to myself. “I just blew a chance of a … more

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Committed to Elk-Part II
Posted on September 11, 2013

  This is Part II of “Committed to Elk,” a conclusion to last week’s post found here: http://www.bowandarrowhunting.com/committed-elk/ Tom Johnson, of west Michigan, has spent the last 31 years chasing elk out West. Although he lives in Michigan, he sleeps and breathes elk hunting. He is a true “elk-oholic.” In those … more

This New Mexico bull came from the '09 season, and it is a trophy Johnson is truly proud of.

Committed to Elk
Posted on September 5, 2013

  This bowhunter’s heart, attitude and respect for the sport allow him to prevail in the end, despite a long and difficult journey. In this two-part piece you will read about an amazing story about one man’s persistence, strong will and ability to stay focused on a goal.  That one man … more