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Lions and Tigers and Bears Got Nuthin’ on This Critter

I live and hunt in dangerous game country.  The mountains and forests which surround my home are filled with grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, mountain lion, wolverine, bobcat, and lynx.  I’ve encountered most at one time or another (griz yet Read More

A Hunter’s Gamble: Waiting for the Deer Draw

It’s that time of year again. The time when your heart starts pounding, your mouth goes dry, and you keep checking the calendar every few minutes.  You start thinking up new cuss words every time you can’t see it, and Read More

What’s the First Day of Every Hunting Season?

There you sit in the forest or atop a sage covered hillside, gun in hand as time limps tediously away.  Sunlight fades to dark twilight and another hunting season ends.  Now what? It’s an old truism; a hunting season’s last Read More

Five Things You Need to Know About Game Wardens

“Good Morning.  Any luck?  May I see your identification and your hunting license?” For the most part, a hunter’s first, and often only, interaction with a game enforcement officer begins with those words, or something similar.  Game officers, or wardens Read More

I Went Bear Hunting and All I Got Was a Picture of Poop

WARNING: No bears were harmed in the making of this spring bear season. Spring bear season.  It’s what you do after you’ve recovered from general deer/elk season and are looking at your freezer with regret from eating all the venison Read More

Survive the Ammunition Shortage on a Budget: Three Things You Need to Know Now

“Sorry, we’re out.  Our supplier doesn’t know when we’ll get more.” If you’re a hunter, you’ve no doubt heard this countless times at your local gun shop.  Your favorite load, bullet, or gunpowder isn’t available anywhere for any price.  Hunting Read More

A Woman’s Advice: Preparing for Your First Hunt with Your Partner

Your partner has asked you to join him or her hunting (or maybe you asked if you could hunt) and the answer is “yes.”  You’re excited and maybe a little nervous.  After all, you’re a newbie and your partner is Read More

Do You Remember Your First Deer?

This sucks.  The words rattled around in my head in sympathy with my kidneys which were tossed unmercifully by the mil-spec seat in the old Willys Jeep.  My second year as a hunter showed every sign it would end as Read More

Not Hitting What You Aim At? 5 Things Women Should Consider When Choosing a Hunting Rifle.

.300 WSM (L) next to .300 Win Mag. I have a love-hate relationship with my rifle.  It has put meat on the table, but I’ve missed a fair share of deer to the point where I questioned my shooting.  I’m Read More

The Best Camouflage

“There’s turkeys on the hill.” The words snapped my attention from an article I needed to finish; predatory adrenaline propelled me up from my desk. I grabbed the old Stevens 20-gauge single-barrel shotgun from its storage place along with three, Read More

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