Archive for 2018

EHJ138 – First-Look

A public land, DIY hunt is what this issue of EHJ is all about. Spending time with longtime friends, family or loved ones doing what you love to do best, making all of the preparations, decisions and owning up to your failures ...


OTC Options- Over-the-counter hunting options out West

If you failed to draw a tag anywhere in the Rocky Mountain region or you simply forgot to enter any of the draws, fear not. Contrary to popular belief all is not quite lost. Thankfully for most of us, there still are some over...



Sitka Stormfront RainGear Review

Before diving into the top-of-the-line features of this raingear, I must first digress a bit.  While testing this layer from the original technical clothing innovators, that is Sitka, I had one of those “ah-ha” moments.  ...


Alpha Buck Territory

Does all western big game bachelor up during the spring and summer? Last week, the end of June, I was driving through the high plains heading for my favorite fly fishing spot. The early morning sun was peaking over the high des...



Giant WY Non-Typical Buck – Lost & Found

Update on the Cheater Buck that died outside of Jackson Hole. A few months ago on FB, I posted rutting photos of a 28-point non-typical buck in Jackson, Wyoming that I filmed in November. Then on January 10th of this year, I p...


EBJ 78 – The Backcountry Issue

The high country is one of the few places where a bowhunter can still seek out and find an above-alpine adventure in its purest form. A sad truth is that the true backcountry hunter is slowly becoming a dying breed. These selec...



Will the wet spring bring big antler growth to Wyoming?

A mild yet wet spring has come as a blessing to the Northern Rocky Mountain region. With the official start of summer only a few short days away spring is for the most part behind us now. The winter snowpack ended up just shy o...


What makes a 180" mule deer?

Back in the 60s and 70s, I spent the early winter months with my left eye plugged into a spotting scope watching mule deer bucks. It was in those years that I came up with a system to judge the rack size of a buck in the field....



Winters Meat

Above the house 1966 at the age of 17 slinging a cow elk on saddle horses, which my younger brother harvested. Teenager hunting adventures while growing up in Jackson Hole Wyoming the house is within horseback ride of the head ...


HS Precision Pro Series Rifle

Custom rifles have been around a long time. However, in recent years they’ve gained notoriety in all aspects from hunting to bench rest shooting. While some guys can’t fathom spending several thousand dollars on a...