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  1. Sig Sauer Electro Optics has brought some game-changing technology to the hunting market with their Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) rangefinder and riflescope. The system uses your ballistics, environmental conditions, and Bluetooth to illuminate the exact holdover dot in the scope to accurately engage the target ranged. The KILO BDX rangefinders can be programmed with the […] The post Sig Sauer Electro Optics BDX appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  2. For most western hunters, the elk areas we dream of hunting and the elk areas that we actually get to hunt in are two completely different things. Of course, everyone dreams of taking a 400-inch bull, but the reality is these types of elk are few and far between. Even bulls in the mid 300-inch […] The post Over-the-counter Bulls appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  3. The bobcat came sneaking into the sounds my electronic call was sending into the cold winter air. I shot him at 100 yards for three reasons: 1) I was confident I could make the shot; 2) the large tom had been killing lots of turkeys and I had been finding his kills all over the […] The post Turning Predators Into Profit appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  4. Go against the grain to find hidden treasures Like most hunters out there, when I dream of elk hunting, I tend to paint a picture of the most picturesque landscapes. Personally, mine consist of steep sage slopes that melt into thick timbered bedding areas full of springs that drop off into cool creek bottoms. Over […] The post Fringe Benefits appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  5. Flexibility is often the key to being a successful hunter. Colorado wilderness areas, with their unique topography and abundance of mule deer and elk, provide interesting opportunities for horsemen to use mobile roving camps to access a wide range of habitat types and elevations. When we think of backcountry elk camps, the picture that most […] The post Mobile Roving Backcountry Camps appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  6. Jeff Bruce, Idaho, 2015 I should have known that on a year when I’d just taken a new job with part of the busy season landing in September, I would draw an archery elk tag. That’s just the way things go, and it created a problem – little time for preparation and planning. Instead, it […] The post When It’s In Your Blood: A solo elk trip in rough country proves to be the ultimate test appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  7. No product category has evolved more in the last five years than riflescopes. Not long ago, a 3-9x scope was the industry standard. However, with the invention of the laser rangefinder, shooters have been clamoring for more advanced riflescopes. The optics industry has responded with hundreds of new products with ballistic turrets, ballistic reticles, and […] The post Introducing the Swarovski dS 5-25×52 Smart Riflescope appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  8. The post The State of Colorado’s Mule Deer appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  9. A Hunter’s Anti-Hibernation Kit As many big game seasons come to a close, there is still ample opportunity to head afield and have some incredible hunting adventures out West. Small game seasons extend into the winter in many states and are a great way to get out and spend a long weekend chasing game. Whether […] The post The Top 10 Late-Season Small Game Hunts in the West appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  10. Hunters experience many different kinds of behavior while afield. Often, these experiences become part treasured memories with hunting partners or other hunters we encounter along the trail. On other occasions, these encounters may cause us to pause and wonder what motives were behind what we have encountered. Hunting customs, traditions, and ethics are all intricately […] The post Backcountry Ethics appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  11. Evaluate and question everything In our recent history, only military and police snipers used short-barreled rifles to aid in concealment of the shooter. Hunters didn’t seem too concerned about concealing their position when rifle hunting (mostly because deer not typically returning fire). We gravitated to long barrels to increase muzzle velocity, in part due to […] The post Barrel Length 101 appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  12. When most people think of using trail cameras, they usually think of whitetail deer. They are also used routinely for bear, elk, mule deer, antelope, etc. However, I rarely hear of people using them to locate predators or to help pattern them for more success when trying to decide where to call. When I first […] The post Trail Cameras for Predators appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  13. A Quick Recap In our first installment of our UTV series, we outfitted our project UTV with essential equipment for hunting the West. We covered the basics with a roof, skid plate, lower doors, and a half wind-screen to offer the minimum protection from the elements. We added repair and recovery items like an emergency […] The post Outfitting Your UTV: Part 2 appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  14. A journey of a lifetime…and then some It’s hard for me to decide which I like more – massive, deep-forked mulies or the hunters back in the old days who pursued them. I’m equally as drawn to a big non-typical mule deer rack as I am to an old-time hunting photo of someone in an […] The post The DNA of a Mule Deer Hunter appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  15. UTV’s have become incredibly popular with outdoorsmen recently. They carry us into remote, rough, and difficult places with relative ease compared to full-sized vehicles. UTV’s come in many shapes and sizes, with feature sets geared to suit target audiences from farm/ranch owners to adrenaline junkies. The type of machine you have often dictates the accessories […] The post Outfitting Your UTV: Part 1 appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  16. The post The Changing Dynamics of Watching Television appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  17. The post The Mathews Vertix appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  18. The post Making The Impossible Possible appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  19. The post Ep 11: Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  20. The post The Hunt For One appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  21. The post EP 10: Bob Lacher appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  22. The post EP 09: Heather Kelly and Brad Hurd Heather’s Choice appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  23. The post The Quilt Revolution appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  24. The post Ep 08: Steve Felix P&Y World Record Elk appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
  25. The post Ep 07: George Bettas appeared first on Western Hunter. View the full article
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