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Share Your Story!

The final and perhaps most rewarding step in the pursuit of your western big game trophy of a lifetime is sharing your story with us so we can share it with our readers. There is no other western big game publication that reaches as many people as Eastmans’ Hunting Journals …

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Step 4- Hunt Smarter!

We’ve all heard the expression; Hunt Smarter, Not Harder! Well, what if you could actually do both and just Hunt Better! With a subscription to Eastmans’ Hunting Journals you can simply Hunt Better! Each issue of both Eastmans’ Hunting and Bowhunting Journals is jam packed with features from hunters like …

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Optics Review: Sig’s Ballistic Data Xchange

Hunter and shooter Todd Helms shares his experience with Sig Sauer’s latest release, the BDX or Ballistic Data Xchange system. This innovative new product combines Sig’s rangefinder and rifle scope optics with the new BDX smart phone app for precise shooting out to 800 yards. Once the system is connected, …

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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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