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Step 3- Gear UP!

Step 3 – Gear Up If the clothes make the man does the gear make the hunter? Mmm… partly. While it is true that our forebearers hunted with equipment that most of us wouldn’t dream of using today and were still successful and that no amount of equipment is a …

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Wild Game Sausage Preparation

Big game hunters Ike Eastman and Todd Helms join forces to make homemade breakfast sausage. This DIY game meat sausage recipe is quick and easy using a Hi Mountain Seasonings blend. Helms shares his tips and tricks to ensure the grind process is smooth and hassle free ensuring a premium …

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It’s Your Fault

Yup, you heard it correctly, it’s your fault as a hunter that a lion recently attacked two Washington State cyclists. According to Brooks Fahy the Director of Predator Defense, hunting and killing adult male lions puts the “social structure” of a cougar population into “social chaos,” with younger animals making …

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Airbows In Arizona?

Arizona Airbows – Yay or Nay? Just recently the Arizona Game and Fish Department set to reexamining rules, wording and definitions across a broad spectrum of topics but one that caught our eye was the proposed amendment to the department’s crossbow permit rule, see below. R12-4-216. Crossbow Permit The objective …

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You NEED the MRS, here’s how to get it!

The Member’s Research Section, in the back of every subscriber issue of Eastmans’ Hunting Journals or available digitally, breaks down 11 western states by explaining their draw processes, big game units, trends, tag allocations, draw odds, and unit quality. Each state is unpacked by experts who dedicate over 2000 man …

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Arizona MRS Correction

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” John Wooden In the spirit of “doing” we sometimes run before we walk and therefore stumble and fall. Just recently we discovered an error in our attempt to bring you the most up …

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The 6mm Creedmoor From Hornady

Every now and then a new cartridge comes along that turns my head and gets me itching to shoot it. There is no secret, I’ve never been a .243 Winchester fan, always preferring the much hotter 6mm Remington. However, with the virtual obsolescence of the 6mm Remmington in both firearms …

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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 big game behavior, scouting, gear, marksmanship and even physical fitness are …

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The Huntstand App Review

From East To West – Todd Helms Most of my hunting out West is night and day different from what I did back in Michigan. Spot and stalk, calling setups, still hunting, none of these methods have anything in common with whiling away hours in a treestand other than the …

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