Tajikistan

Hunting Marco Polo sheep in Tajikistan has a reputation — not just for its high-altitude, unforgiving terrain and daunting travel in an unknown world — but also for corrupt outfitters, shady hunting practices and poachers.

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Mental Toughness Challenge: How To Avoid the “Quit Moment”

Dustin Diefenderfer, founder of MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab, shares a straightforward Mental Toughness Challenge to boost your ability to endure anything the backcountry will throw at you this fall.

A Tale of Two Roars

Rustic wooden gates groaned open as our Toyota HiLux rumbled through. We navigated the rutted, winding dirt road; every pothole and washboard negotiated revealing another layer of the towering Andes Mountains. A gin-clear river meandered through the valley floor. Willows on the cusp of fall color shimmered in the cool afternoon breeze. This was the start of the annual breeding season for red deer in northern Patagonia—also known as the roar.

Habitat Restoration

Holding and growing healthy deer on the property you hunt is a labor of love, especially when it comes to mature bucks. While there’s always the chance a buck might spend time on your neighbor’s property, there are key strategies for maintaining quality whitetail habitat to keep that buck—and a few others—on your dirt...

Tajikistan

Hunting Marco Polo sheep in Tajikistan has a reputation — not just for its high-altitude, unforgiving terrain and daunting travel in an unknown world — but also for corrupt outfitters, shady hunting practices and poachers.

Owning the Preseason

A good coach once told me that “being lucky” is actually just being prepared. It was a valuable lesson and one that also applies to the backcountry. Now is the time to prepare with a purpose, not the week before the season starts.

Understanding Kelvin Insulation | SITKA Gear

When it comes to insulation, we’ve designed varying configurations to accommodate niche weather conditions and activity levels for big game hunting.

Second Chances

Shared lessons between a father and daughter on working the land, whitetail deer, and second chances.

Behind The Shot with #DIVERGE7 Judges

Seven years ago, we set out to change the way hunting was portrayed. At that time, nearly all images from a hunt were trophy photos. To us, this did the hunt, animal, and hunter a disservice. We wanted to highlight the depth of the experience, not just the kill. To spur this shift, we started working with a group of talented photographers. People whose passion for visual storytelling matched their passion for the hunt itself. This small rebellion snowballed into a widespread movement called DIVERGE.

System Thinking: Women's Whitetail

Alex Templeton breaks down her go-to Women's Whitetail System.

5 Elk Hunting Mistakes

Randy Newberg and Corey Jacobsen share five common elk hunting mistakes and how to learn from them to improve success.

Backcountry Nutrition

MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab breaks down the science of dialing in your caloric intake for peak performance this fall.

Say When

Barton Ramsey breeds, trains and hunts gun dogs nearly 365 days a year, but he’ll be the first to tell you, “The dogs enhance my life more often than I do anything for them.”