South Africa Wildlife College is looking to create hunters, professional and otherwise. Check out Editor Andrew McKean's report from the campus of this new Professional Hunter school.
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This horseback hunt for elk is like stepping back in time.
Two muleys battle it out on the Southwest Desert.
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Photo by Donald M. Jones
Elk are big, rugged animals that deserve respect. Underestimate them at your peril. You need a rifle that is as tough and sturdy as they are, that launches a sufficiently large bullet, and that won’t let you down when the conditions go to hell—as often happens in the mountains. [ Read Full Post ]
Photo by Bill Buckley
Opening day is a distant memory. It’s now the fourth quarter, and the ref just signaled the two-minute warning. How do you rescue your elk season? Map it.
Your mapping skills can play a critical role during late-season hunts. In the majority of Western habitats, elk have one thing on their mind as daylight hours decrease. They’re looking for greener pastures, and that means migration. Some elk don’t migrate because they’re in habitat that’s hospitable year-round. But for most, deep snow is the trigger to vacate the high country for lowland oases. [ Read Full Post ]
There are plenty of videos of battling bull elk. But this is the only video I've seen in which the videographer has to run out of the way to avoid being trampled.
Jeremiah Moseley was in Utah's Strawberry Reservoir during the 2013 general muzzleloader season when he shot this amazing clip. [ Read Full Post ]
Editor's Note: Outdoor Life Editor Andrew McKean traveled to extreme northern British Columbia earlier this month for two weeks of hunting big Canadian moose, mountain caribou, and grizzly bears. Here’s the story of his moose hunt. Stay tuned for galleries of his experiences in caribou and grizzly country.
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Photo by Cathie Archbould
A meat pole is an integral part of most hunting camps and is an inexpensive way to protect a winter’s supply of tasty steaks, roasts, and burgers. One of these three options should suit your hunting style and budget.
1. Deer Camp Butcher Block
1. One possibility is an open-on-all-sides meat-processing shelter inspired by the semi-permanent big-game camps you’ve visited over the years. It can be as elaborate as your budget allows. [ Read Full Post ]
Most of the hunting stories on this website end with a successful stalk and punched tag. But in the world of the elk hunter, that's just not very realistic. For example, the average success rate in Colorado (the state with the highest population of elk) was a gloomy 17 percent for the 2012 archery season. So in hopes of bringing us a little closer to reality on the mountain, here's a true elk hunting story.
In September 2012 I flew out to Colorado to meet my cousin Shawn, who had recently moved to Denver. Shawn and I had grown up deer hunting together, but that season we planned to hunt elk for the first time in the steep mountains outside of Vail with bows and over-the-counter tags. Even though I knew the success rates of our unit, I felt almost certain that we'd at least kill a cow. We hunted hard for five days, heard two bugles, saw one bull, coaxed one calf within bow range, and we killed no elk.
I came home with some photos, blisters and good memories. I thought I knew what it was like to suffer failure in elk country. Then, last week, Shawn called to tell me about his most recent elk hunting season and I realized that I had been let down easy. [ Read Full Post ]
Looking for a lighter weight survival knife? The 4.6-ounce UST SaberCut Para Knife 4.0 gave me a good first impression on appearance and listed features. But how would it perform?
Out of the package, both the straight edge and serrated edge were plenty sharp. The straight section slices well, and ends at a very acute point. It has a grooved thumb guard and a finger choil for grip in slippery situations. The full-tang fixed blade is made from 4mm-thick titanium-coated 440C steel, and features a paracord-wrapped handle with a workable (but not great) grip. [ Read Full Post ]