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The Big Decision At 46 years old and having been bow hunting since age 16 in my home state of Washington, I …

September 13, 2015

I recently returned home from a 5 day archery elk hunt in Colorado. While I never put my tag on an elk, …

September 6, 2015

I truly enjoy building my own arrows. It makes for a very enjoyable afternoon sitting at the dining room table and building …

April 21, 2015

What in the heck am I thinking? I must be crazy! Those were the exact thoughts that crossed my mind as I …

April 17, 2015

My clothing system for scouting in July and August is relatively straight forward and doesn’t change too much. During this time of …

April 17, 2015

BRIEF HISTORY The Pope and Young Club is one of North America’s leading bowhunting and wildlife conservation organizations. Founded in 1961 as …

April 16, 2015

Proper care and storage will ensure maximum years of use and optimum performance of your sleeping bag. Always store your sleeping bag …

April 13, 2015

Unless you have spent any time in northern Scandinavia, you are probably not familiar with the word Akto, which means “alone” in …

September 13, 2015

Stuff sacks. Honestly, not many of us give them much thought. When we purchase sleeping bags, pads, etc we simply use the …

April 4, 2015

Between overhauling my backcountry gear list and writing the new book, I haven’t had a whole lot of spare time lately……but by …

March 22, 2015

Throughout the years, I have literally read every mule deer study or report I could get my hands on. Anytime I find …

December 8, 2014

Mentally drained and physically exhausted, I just sat there in disbelief. To say I was bummed would be a gross understatement! The …

December 2, 2014

It had been several years since I had been out on the winter range in Wyoming photographing bucks……needless to say, I was …

November 30, 2014

I felt a sense of relief as I peeked over the edge of the rim rock cliff and saw the lone buck …

November 24, 2014

SNAAAP! The first thing that went through my mind was my rifle stock had just snapped in half! Thankfully, after I slowly …

November 24, 2014

Nowadays, it is no secret that every serious backcountry hunter’s clothing should be based on a system of layers. With that being …

July 30, 2014

February 14, 2014 Moab, Utah 8:00 am Start I felt really good going into this 34 mile trail race. This run would …

April 27, 2014

There comes a time when you look in the mirror and realize that what you’ve been doing continually is not working. I …

February 18, 2014

I want to share the most effective way to achieve better Cardio Endurance to tackle the mountains. Cardio training should start at …

February 13, 2014

We’ve all had those tweaks and niggles or maybe even a full blown injury. At the end of last season I started …

January 28, 2014

GETTING STARTED- How to start a strength and endurance program. So you are planning a long hike, mountain hunt, or endurance event…but …

January 24, 2014

Often times when you hear people talk about completing long trail runs such as marathons and ultras, you will hear them say, …

January 22, 2014

HOW TO STAY HYDRATED: The most important thing we can tell you about is how to stay hydrated: Don’t wait until you …

January 14, 2014

Nutrition is the backbone of any successful fitness program. It makes up approximately 70% of your entire program. Without proper nutrition, overall …

January 13, 2014

Seems like a simple thing to do, right, or is it? We have all heard the jokes about New Year’s resolutions, and …

January 12, 2014

Rating: 5 Stars  Basic Description of item: Zamberlan’s KUIU PAMIR GTX RR BOOT boot is designed for Mountain Hunters who will be …

January 4, 2014

Recently I have been working through a knee injury and running on the snow-packed/icy trails near my house has been a little …

January 2, 2014

I would like to share a story with all of you who may not know me yet. It’s a personal one, but …

January 1, 2014

Strength Training is a key component to achieving your physical goal, along with the necessary education of specific lifting routines. What most …

December 29, 2013

There has recently been an increased focus on the environmental impact of trail running and races. So what’s the answer? No trail …

December 28, 2013

The Christmas holiday time is usually such a welcome period to relax and take in a deep breath for people. We’ve worked …

December 28, 2013

Everyone has their own personal reasons for wanting to stay fit. It can vary from wanting to lose weight, to toning muscles, …

December 28, 2013

In Part 1, we talked about making the needed sacrifices and commitments necessary to harvest bucks on a consistent basis. Now it …

December 15, 2013

Earlier this summer, I made my first trek into the backcountry in search of mule deer. This was the first time I …

December 9, 2013

Early on in my hunting career, more often than not, the larger bucks always seemed to get away. However, with that being …

December 8, 2013

Early on in my hunting career, more often than not, the larger bucks always seemed to get away. However, with that being …

December 8, 2013

The recoil from my 7mm sent a jolt through my body and my head bounced up just in time to see the …

May 6, 2013
David Long, Author at Altitude Outdoors
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