Trophy Species

Beyond The Grid: Giant Marco Polo Rams

What’s your Everest? Over 60-years ago my grandfather Gordon, dreamed of hunting in what was then Soviet-Russia for Marco Polo sheep. The logistics, politics and costs proved to be just too overwhelming for such an endeavor a...


Double Down: Bear Attacks!

Two people are lucky to be alive after being mauled by grizzly bears. The separate instances occurred less than a week apart in south central Montana. Both had a similar set of circumstances, where the victims startled bears wh...



Major Change In Montana Bonus Points

This will be welcome news if you missed the May 1 trophy species application deadline. In years past, you would be out of luck and a year behind. However, with this change, hunters can purchase bonus points for any species that...


61 Inch Bull Moose Hunt

Hunting a moose with antlers as wide as the dining room table is on just about every hunter’s bucket list! In the April/May issue of Eastmans’ Hunting Journal Gary English tells the story of filling his moose tag in...



Sheep Hunters Are Romantics

  Imagine stepping back in time. Put down your coffee, turn off the smart phone and completely remove yourself from everything you know. Now take all that familiar urban background noise and mute it. When we are free from ...


Arizona Record Book Bighorn Ram!

Taking any big game animal with a bow is a challenge! Now imagine that you have a potential record book ram from a limited entry, once in a life time hunt in Arizona and the stakes go up tremendously! Press play to watch the vi...



Mountain Caribou- Predictably, Unpredictable

There is something timeless about a herd of caribou making their ancestral pilgrimage from their summer range to the low country they call home in the winter. The graceful gait serenades the mountain scene by the ‘click-clack...


Pups Poached And Claimed Claws

If we want to have a case for keeping animals off of the endangered species list or getting them delisted, we have to win the battle of public opinion. The public opinion on hunting is largely indifferent. Except when stupid th...



A Guide’s Life: Question and Answer

 By Rachel Ahtila and Dan Pickar Questions for the adventurous soul who may want to become a guide.   How did you get into guiding? DAN: Growing up, the outdoor lifestyle, hunting and fishing was a way of life, I wanted to do...


Quick! Put That Buffalo In Your Trunk!

It has been one of the saddest and most entertaining opening months that I can remember as a Yellowstone area resident. This past month’s events had me laughing, angry and of course doubting the overall course of humanity wit...