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

Spotting game isn't a problem in this country, the author found. However, getting in within effective bow range of animals is a whole other story.

Planning A Combo Hunt
Posted on October 30, 2013

Part Two and the conclusion piece in our series: “Combo Hunts.” Make sure you check out “Combo Hunts-Part I” by clicking here! Combo Hunts-Part II Planning A Combo Hunt By Zeke Pipher   Twice The Research—Because you’re dealing with two or more species, you need to do a bit more … more

The author and his guide, Lance Johnson, show off the first day's kill—a nice antelope buck that came to the decoy.

Combo Hunts-Part I
Posted on October 25, 2013

First part in a two-part story. Make sure you check back next week for Part II- Planning A Combo Hunt, tips for success. Combo Hunts-Part I Some hunts are filled with meaning, others with frustration. This one was just plain fun. By Zeke Pipher   I’d never gone on a … 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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3 Tips for Better Speed Bow Performance
Posted on September 19, 2013

#1 Shoot the Perfect Arrow Every arrow and broadhead/fletching combination will perform differently out of a particular bow. This occurs due to several factors, including: the archer’s unique shooting torque, the bow’s nock travel, shot vibration, windy shooting conditions, use of certain bow accessories, and so on. In other words, … more