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Last Minute-Recovered

T-Minus….Last Minute Check!

  Here we go. We’re approaching zero hour with the start of most 2014 seasons. Some have actually started and I’ve seen a few good trophies come across my desk. With that in mind, I wanted to take a quick second to hel...


6x6 Bull Mike3

Look High For Big Bulls

The first time that I realized that high-altitude pockets and basins were good places to search for trophy elk was as an 18-year old guide. I was guiding in 1967 for a second generation outfitter, Keith Stilson. Keith’s hunti...


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BIG Glass or little Glass?

As we all know, there are tradeoffs for everything. In the world of optics this seems to be more prevalent than anywhere else. Do you want smaller and lighter or do you want more power and light-gathering ability but heavier (i...


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Baselines and Benchmarks

  What did I forget this time? When packing for a five or seven-day trip in the unknown of the backcountry this can be a very common and dangerous question, and although I hate to admit it, it’s one I’ve asked ...


Grizzly on mount

Grizzlies in California?

Insanity is often defined as repeating the same action and expecting a different result. Yet here we sit with green groups proposing an expansion of the grizzly bear’s range into other national parks and refuges. On the surfa...