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CWD Histeria

This article cracked me up after I read it. The first thing asked about low hunter and harvest numbers in Montana from the fall of 2019 was if it was due to CWD. I commend the Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks officials for not knee-jerking their conclusion and comment on …

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Inspire A Kid

Anyone who has spent time around kids knows how quickly they can get “bored”. In today’s world of instant gratification, touch screen, on demand, have it your way, more choices than you can shake a stick at entertainment, which is almost all tech based and electronically driven, therefore meaning it’s …

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Photographing a Trophy Bull

One of the best ways to remember a hunt is with a quality field photo hanging next to your mounted trophy. However, enlarging photos to 8×10 or larger requires a digital camera that is capable of taking high-resolution photos. Most hunters will grab their smartphones or any old digital camera …

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Upward Mobility

When I was younger, my hunting strategy was very simple – run around the mountains as far and as fast as possible and shoot anything dumb enough to cross my path. Wow, have I come a long way. This system was not in the least bit effective, not to even …

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Someone Stole Your Elk!

The definition of poaching is to illegally hunt or catch (game or fish) on land that is not one’s own or in contravention of official protection. Another definition is to steal a public resource.  Well, someone in Montana stole an elk from all of us and we all need to …

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National Elk Refuge To Starve Elk

Photo By: Mike Eastman As I’m writing this it’s the day before Halloween and the temperature outside is hitting a high that is 23 degrees below the Fahrenheit freezing point. This is October, not January and winter’s early chokehold on Wyoming doesn’t set a welcome stage for our wildlife. With …

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Valhalla LS Zip

Valhalla – the hall where the god Odin houses the dead whom he deems worthy of dwelling with him. The past couple of seasons I’ve gotten to put the Valhalla LS Zip from Kryptek through its paces across a wide range of conditions on a variety of hunts and I …

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The Final Act

For most elk hunters the end of the elk rut can be a very disappointing time to pursue bulls. With the rutting action winding down, the hunting can become unpredictable and downright frustrating at times. Fear not however, all is not lost; with the unpredictability comes some good opportunities at …

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A Deer Beating and Property Rights

A friend of mine sent me this article recently and all I could say at the end of it was, “Dang!”  As you all know, poaching is a subject we are passionate about here at Eastmans’. A one word search on our blog for the word ‘poaching’ and a slew …

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