Unraveling this buck’s patterns during the post season was key to the author arrowing him the first time in the stand.

5 Steps to Kill- Part I
Posted on December 18, 2013

Steps 1 and 2 in our “5 Steps to Kill” series. Make sure you check back next week for steps 3-5! 5 Steps to Kill Follow this simple plan to line out where to shoot next year’s buck.  By Steve Bartylla I was pumped. Just that quick, I was convinced … 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


Pre-rut Advantage: Scouting & Avoiding Detection
Posted on July 17, 2013

We bring you the final installment of this exclusive five-part segment. Be sure to check out the last four parts. In Part 1 we got you primed for hunting a giant  buck before the rut begins. Part 2 covered hunting primary scrapes and Part 3 looked at the advantages of hunting early in the day. Part … more


Bow-killing a Shiras Moose: Scouting the Hunt
Posted on June 7, 2013

Bow-killing a Shiras moose in the wild Wyoming backcountry makes not only for an unforgettable adventure, but one that is difficult to fulfill, too.    I was again awakened by the sound of pelting raindrops hitting the side of the tent. For the last three days it had rained and … more