Cluck Like A Hen: All About Mouth Turkey Calls

A loud gobble sounds in the distance. You call lightly. You get a response, but you don’t see the tom. You keep calling him in. In a blink, the gobbler appears, and you shuffle to grab your gun. By the time you’re ready, he’s noticed you and taken off.  Don't...

How Hunting Supports Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Some people don’t see the purpose of hunting. They believe it is a cruel pastime or that nature will reduce overabundant wildlife populations. Hunters know that their lifestyles significantly affect wildlife. The government did not regulate hunting before the late 19th century. At the time, over-hunting was hurting species. Concerned...

Private vs. Public Hunting Land: How Each Affects Your Hunt

Public hunting land or private hunting land? Which is better?  Great hunts aren’t solely dependent on private land. And hunting on public land doesn’t mean you won’t see any deer or elk. Thorough planning and preparation combined with patience, skill and a dash of luck make for a rewarding hunting...

How to Find a Hunting Lease

The hunting season you’ve been waiting for is here. You have the gear. You have the enthusiasm. You imagine walking through the woods, sitting in the stand or setting up camp.  There’s only one problem.  You need to find a place to hunt.  Searching for hunting leases can be like...

The Best Way to Layer for Cold Weather Hunting

A bitter breeze ruffles your hair and slips through your jacket. You shiver on your way to the stand as the wind chills your body.  During late-season hunts, you may face cool temperatures and sharp winds, making it imperative to choose suitable clothing. For cool weather, layering is the key....

Glassing for Elk: How to Glass on Your Elk Hunting Trip

Spotting an animal is often the hardest part of elk hunting. Elk are experts at blending into their surroundings. Brush and shadowy timber make for excellent cover. Glassing helps you find animals not visible to the naked eye.  Spot and stalk elk hunting relies on a good pair of binoculars...

Guide to Hunting Guides: What to Expect for Your Guided Hunt

Working with hunting guides or outfitters can make or break your experience. Guides share their knowledge of the land and local game. A hunting guide's support is advantageous when exploring an unfamiliar state or country.  Fantastic hunting guides add value to your trip and make the experience more enjoyable, whether...

5 North American Dream Hunts: Our Bucket List Hunting Trips

Every hunter has a wishlist of once-in-a-lifetime adventures.  Stalking moose in Alberta. Glassing elk in Colorado. Experiencing the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Many of these dream hunts are in North America.  From steep mountains to marshy bayous, North America has an array of natural landscapes that make for some of the...

The Colorado Elk Secondary Draw: What Elk Hunters Need to Know

Harvesting an elk is the dream of many hunters. A successful elk hunt requires research, scouting and patience as you trek through mountainous terrain and backcountry. The effort is well worth it when you finally harvest one of North America’s most majestic creatures.  Hunters flock to Colorado for its large...

How to Apply & Succeed in the Colorado Mule Deer Draw

Hunting out West can be a daunting task without the tools necessary to know when, where and how to apply, draw and hunt. This is especially true when hunting mule deer in Colorado. Colorado does not sell over-the-counter tags for mule deer. Hunters must apply for the draw and, in...