Nolan sits down with Guide Brandon Purcell to talk backcountry bears, guiding elk, and dream hunts. Brandon is a seasoned mountain guide from Montana that loves deep backcountry missions and big old critters. ‘nuff said.
Big game seasons are winding down. As much of a bummer as that is, most of us already have our eyes on next year’s hunts. If you want to be ready for the mountain next fall, there are some simple things that you can do now to set yourself up for success.
One of the biggest challenges for many hunters is dealing with the skinning and preservation of capes, especially on an extended backcountry hunt. We are more often than not required to go the extra mile to access our planned hunting area by means of backpacking, packtrain, float plane or jet boat.