Author: Kubie Brown

How to improvise a backcountry spike camp

How to improvise a backcountry spike camp

Every year, hunters toil at their day jobs and count down the days until autumn begins, visualizing and planning their backcountry hunting camp, hidden far from civilization. They imagine where they’ll go and how they’ll set it up, even going so far as to begin pinning promising spots on Google Earth while scanning outdoor sites

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Gordon Eastman: The man who brought hunting to the world

Gordon Eastman: The man who brought hunting to the world

I’ll never forget the first time I was introduced to the work of Gordon Eastman. I was around 10 years old and had been stuck in our family’s lake house one afternoon, unable to go fishing or wandering the mountains because of a continuous heavy rain. Having exhausted the supply of Disney movies on the

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How to mix it up with your turkey calling

How to mix it up with your turkey calling

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with turkey hunting. I used to dream about it, plan for it, and look forward to the coming of opening day with almost as much as enthusiasm as I did Christmas morning. Now, this wasn’t because I liked shooting turkeys any more than I liked shooting anything

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Our hunting culture is threatening the future of the sport

Our hunting culture is threatening the future of the sport

Being a hunter is about accepting certain realities. The fact is, we set out into the fields, forests, and mountains to take the life of an animal, plain and simple. We do this not out of some perverse bloodlust, but rather because we choose a lifestyle that keeps us connected with the land. We choose

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Answering the call: The Grand Canyon volunteer bison hunt

Answering the call: The Grand Canyon volunteer bison hunt

The constant growth of the human race has had a devastating effect on wildlife over the years. Our perpetual need to expand, advance, and adapt our environment to fit our perceived needs has driven many species we share this planet with to the brink of extinction. Hunters have always been on the front lines to

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Ben Lilly: King of the predator hunters

Ben Lilly: King of the predator hunters

The word “legend” is thrown around a little too frequently and freely. It seems that whenever any Tom, Dick, or Jane drinks a beer a little faster or catches a couple more fish, or really does anything slightly better than anyone else, their friends are quick to exclaim, “Man they’re an absolute legend!” The frequent

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