Hunting High Country Mule Deer: Step 2 - "Identifying Patterns" - This is part 2 of 3 in a series on hunting high country mule deer. In the first article of this series I discussed "The Search" by going over a few steps you can take during the preseason and hunting season to find a buck. In this article I'll look
Big Game Hunting TO THE MAX - Do you want a longer hunting season, or more hunting opportunities? Trent offers some easy to draw, and over-the-counter options for mule deer, antelope, and whitetail deer to extend your hunting season every year! We're through the first week of December already! Just the fact that I'm typing that out has my mind spinning.
Equipment failure during a hunt can end the hunt, especially when one your essential tools fails, like your bow. Today's compound bows have a lot of pieces working together to provide incredible accuracy. However, if one component fails, it can mean the end of your hunt -- especially if you're hunting in the backcountry where a good pro shop is
Tripods are one of the most important tools we carry on our hunts. We use them to stabilize our spotting scopes, binoculars, and cameras. We're all looking for something lightweight, yet stable, that is easy to use for extended periods of time. Many of the heads that come on some of the more popular tripod kits are often a cheap
Hunting and camping is a lot different than just camping for camping's sake. When you throw a hunt in the mix, suddenly you may find yourself camping somewhere you never would have otherwise. There are a lot of factors to consider when hunting in regards to choosing your camp site. For me, it is worth choosing a marginal camp spot
Trail Cameras can be amazing tools, but using trail cameras effectively for mule deer can be frustrating, they can be effective tools in gaining more insight into the movements and habits of mule deer. I find trail cameras to be beneficial, mostly because they provide more information on what deer are in the area, and the potential for that area during hunting
This is part 1 of a 3 article series on how to find big mule deer bucks in the high country. Hunting Big Mule Deer can be very mentally challenging. While it is very rewarding, it does require patience and some luck! The process is much more easily said than done, but I feel it can be broken down into 3 easy to
We know that water becomes extremely precious when you have to hike to get it, especially if your camped in a high country basin chasing bucks and bulls. I know some hunters will drink straight from the water source, but contaminants (bacteria, protozoa, and cysts like E. coli and Giardia) are actually quite common and I would highly recommend treating
Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody - The new Kelvin Lite Hoody is a newly designed offering from Sitka Gear in 2017. It's built as a lightweight insulating layer that doubles as a pretty awesome every day jacket, or outer layer for fair weather days. The DWR finish on the outer shell and side panels keeps moisture out in light rain and snow.
Preseason Scouting for Mule Deer -- Is it worth it? Pre-season scouting seems to be getting more and more popular, but is it really the best way to consistently find success while hunting? A few years ago, I had spent a late summer day out on a scouting trip for high country mule deer. We found a buck that had our