Skills

Bowhunting Outside Your Comfort Zone, By Clint Casper

The yips and barks echoed down through the canyon like music to my ears. After six days of trudging up and over the thickest, nastiest country that New Mexico had to offer I was finally

Appalachian Whitetail Hunting Part 2: Tactics For Taking a Mountain Monster, By Beau Martonik

As I sit here sipping on a hot cup of coffee, I am reflecting back on what has been the most memorable Appalachian whitetail bowhunting season to date. Every year, us whitetail hunters can’t wait

Mountain Goat Gender ID & Field Judging

For most species, field judging both gender and maturity is reasonably straightforward. Bucks and does, cows and bulls and ewes and rams are seldom confused, even by the newest of hunters. When it comes to

For the Love of the Game, By Clint Casper

As the beads of sweat dripped off my forehead and slowly ran down onto my face, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of urgency and restlessness. Carefully, I had snuck all the way around

Appalachian Whitetail Hunting, By Beau Martonik

Growing up in the Appalachian range of Pennsylvania, I’ve chased whitetail deer, turkeys, bears, and coyotes my entire life. I never realized how lucky I was to live in the only National Forest in the

Mistakes & Lessons Learned Mountain Hunting – Part 2, By Luke Ramousch

All Photos Credit Talus Creative In this second installment of mistakes and lessons learned while mountain hunting, I am going to cover three more topics that have served to increase both my success, and most

Field Judging Grizzlies, By James Dorrett

There is no question that bears are one of the harder species to judge in the field. With most horned or antlered animals, you know when you’re a looking at a mature representative of the

Lock and Reload Part 4 – Ultimate Ammo through Advanced Brass Prep, By Darin Cooper

Consistent precision is the foundation for accurately putting rounds on target. Basic reloading practices help you get there by custom tailoring your ammunition to your particular firearm. Over the past few installments, we’ve covered the

Lock and Reload Part 3 – Group Therapy – Load Testing & Evaluation A 12-Step Process, By Darin Cooper

Testing different ammunition in your firearm is one of the better ways to improve its capabilities. Even factory ammo from different manufacturers will produce varying degrees of accuracy. When you reload, you have a lot

40 Years of Stalking Black Bears in the Backcountry, By George A. Bettas

Editors Note: We’d like to thank Schnee’s for allowing us to re-publish this fantastic piece from George A. Bettas that originally appeared in The Montana Sporting Journal.     I began hunting black bear in