I have shot bulls in Colorado the last couple years with my bow. I may hunt Utah or Idaho this year and hopefully Montana within the next few years. Just for kicks I read some articles on Wyoming archery elk hunting as well. I made a chart describing what I consider to be the top factors to consider when hunting as well as draw dates and rifle seasons. Continue reading “What to Know about OTC Elk Hunting Opportunities in the West”
Right now the 2018 harvest season looks like it is going to end sometime in 2020. This creates an obstacle for both hunting and scouting deer. Typically there are not a lot of deer to see until the crops get harvested, but this year there may be no other option but to hunt standing corn and beans. Here is a game plan for the 2018 week of the October lull and plenty of standing crops.
Happy New Year! With a new year it seems everyone tries to get back to the gym, make more money, and quit drinking so much. How about this year we focus on what is really important? Here are a few tips for improving as a hunter during the next year. Continue reading “Looking Ahead at How to Improve as a Hunter in 2018”
At this point in the season your wife has probably left you, and you only get to see your kids on the weekends. But, there is good news, you can still tag that buck you have been after since early October. Here is how to tag that 130” buck that you have been telling your friends is 200 in the final weeks of the season. Continue reading “Keys to Shooting a Buck in the Late Season”
I passed on a solid nine-pointer last week. It was mature buck I would have been very happy with a few years ago, but it was not quite the deer I am looking for this year. A hunter must consider a wide range of factors when deciding whether or not to take a buck. The following list consists of what went through my mind. Continue reading “Hard Pass”
With deer season less than one week away, I switch gears from my normal routine to focus on factors that will determine success. Realistic practice sessions and reliable gear will provide you with the best possible chance at success. Continue reading “It’s Almost Time: How to practice in the weeks leading up to the season”