This year I had the pleasure of tackling a pack review for our 13th issue. Three to five day packs are the ones that I use and abuse the most because my falls are incredibly busy, and like most of you it is tough to be gone longer than that. …Read More »
The Kryptek Vellus Series and Anorak Jacket
“Quiet and warm” is the mantra of the mid to late-season hunter and Kryptek answered with the new Vellus fleece system. These garments are created of windproof, waterproof, seam-sealed and highly breathable laminates sandwiched between a pile-resistant fleece. They also insulated the interstitial space with Thinsulate Platinum XTS insulation to …Read More »
Burning It Down: Will Fire Season Hurt Your Hunt?
As I prepared the last part of this year’s series on weather and antler growth for this season I didn’t feel like I would be doing you any favors unless I included information on the major fires that are burning across the West. In early July the smoke rolled into …Read More »
Which Boots Are Best For The Day Hunt?
If you asked 10 backpack hunters if they prefer a stiff or flexible boot, I’d guess you’d get 7 out of 10 preferring a stiffer set of boots. Now that’s not to say that a flexible set of boots won’t work for you, but because of the heavy loads, long …Read More »
New Mexico Bull Elk Hunt!
Archery elk season is just around the corner. My Halon is dialed in and the itch for a great elk hunt is starting to really drive me nuts. The good news is that there are a few lined up that based on conditions are shaping up very nicely. Maybe I …Read More »
How To Preserve Antler Velvet!
Don’t let your big game trophy’s velvet go to waste! Every western hunter dreams of bringing home a buck with beautifully preserved velvet at some point in their hunting career. Guy Eastman breaks down the process to save the velvet on your next buck in this video. If you are …Read More »
Sitka Gear’s Newest Jackets
Scott Reekers of Eastmans’ Hunting Journals, tests out the latest performance gear offerings from Sitka while scouting mule deer. This year Sitka has come out with two new jackets, the Timberline and Mountain jackets. From the cool high country conditions to warmer bow season hunts, Sitka’s new jackets meet any hunter’s …Read More »
Hunting Broadheads: Slick Trick
Bowhunter Dan Pickar puts the Slick Trick standard hunting broadhead to the test against a beef cow bone. The results are impressive! This four-blade hunting broadhead demonstrates it’s durability. Check out Pickar’s comprehensive four-blade broached review in issue 96 of Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal. Want more from Eastmans’? Sign up for …Read More »
Spotting Scope Review: Maven S. 1A
Hunter Dan Pickar glasses summering elk as he reviews S1A spotting scope built by Maven. This American-built scope features high-dynamic range and a comfortable 25-50 power built-in eyepiece. For More Great Content SUBSCRIBE HERE. Want more from Eastmans’? Subscribe to the E-News!Read More »
Antelope Horn Growth “An American Original”
For more great content SUBSCRIBE to Eastmans’ Hunting Journals Here. Opportunity is the name of the game out West and there’s no better critter for that than the pronghorn. With high populations, long seasons and plenty of tags to go around, it’s no wonder people from all over the country …Read More »