Category: Fundamentals

Keeping to the code: The importance of personal hunting ethics

Keeping to the code: The importance 0f personal hunting ethics

The cow was either very young and naïve, or she was just stupid. I saw her on the very first day I showed up to hunt elk on a new mountain range. She was standing there in the middle of the field, calmly munching a mouthful of grass about 100 yards from where I parked

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What gear do you really need to get started hunting?

What gear do you really need to get started hunting?

For most new hunters, after getting their license and finding a place to hunt, the question that plagues them most is, “What gear do I need in order to get started?” There are hundreds of outdoor companies out there declaring that their products are essential to hunters and hunting success. For new hunters it can

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A new year to hunt: Resolutions you can actually keep

A new year to hunt: Resolutions you can actually keep

I hate the phrase, “New year, new me.” We often look to the new year as a slate wiped clean, a chance to toss away our old selves and begin again. But the reality is we can’t throw our past away, because it is a part of who we are now. Instead, we should look

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Tips for more successful (and less tedious) glassing

Tips for making glassing more successful—and less painful

Sometimes hunting isn’t glamorous. Sometimes, it involves a whole lot of sitting, waiting, and patiently observing, eyes welded to a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope in the hopes of detecting the slightest movement revealing your quarry’s position. Here are a few tricks for making those long hours of “glassing” more fruitful—and less of

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How the Hunter Recruitment Project recruits new (adult) hunters

How the Hunter Recruitment Project recruits new (adult) hunters

Written by Jamey Shirah, this article was originally published by Free Range American on November 24, 2020. Have you wanted to get into hunting but didn’t have anyone to take you growing up? Did you hunt a few times in your early years with friends and family but became overwhelmed by the unending number of questions, such as What camouflage

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