Archive for 2018

Filling Quotas: 2017 Wolf Hunt

After a nearly a decade long hiatus Wyoming is finally back on track with seasonal gray wolf hunting kicking off in 2017. After not hunting wolves for so long in the Cowboy State we have a massive overabundance of them roaming ...


More Wyoming Tags For Non-Residents?

Wyoming is producing its fair share of political waves in the big game hunting world. Wyomings outfitter’s are lobbying to have more tags allocated to non-resident hunts for elk as a result of the population growth seen in re...



Outlawed: Big Game GPS Coordinate Sales

It is still unpopular to scout a mature mule deer in a unit you don’t have a tag for and then sell those coordinates to someone who has the tag. Last year this concept was made known to the hunting world on a mule deer huntin...


Our Favorite Calibers!

We all have it. That one rifle that we can’t help but reach for inside the gun safe, the one we consider our most reliable. The one that because of our prejudice towards its accuracy and knock down power has a higher kill cou...



Missing The Forest For The Trees: Wolf Data Destroyed?

We’ve all heard the expression “don’t miss the forest for the trees”. We are all guilty of missing the big picture at times, as this old saying implies. Recently, the Congressionally designated Wilderness Act proved onc...


What Is It With Gear Lists: Part 2

Continued from What Is It With Gear Lists? Part 1 Skill Three: Effective Glassing So now that I have established that spending time in the hills trumps being #mountainstrong let’s talk about what to do when you are in the mo...



The 2017 Eastmans’ MRS Annual

What is the number one factor regarding successful western big game hunting? Whether we like it or not it is often the results of our tag applications. Now, I’m not saying that being up to snuff on fieldcraft, understanding b...


Democracy In The West: Grizzly bear Management

As I walked into the Holiday Inn in Cody, Wyoming Thursday night of November 30th I could feel a buzz in the air. That buzz was coming from the nervous energy that permeated the building from the lobby to the large conference r...



What Is It With Gear Lists? Part 1

It’s kit building season until the snow melts for me and this is how I will evaluate my gear list. In the not so distant past I was guilty of reading every gear list known to man, promptly comparing them side by side with my ...


CWD In Montana

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP) advised hunters a deer killed in southeastern Montana is suspected to be positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). According to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance, CWD is “a contagi...