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.
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.
I’ve refined my system for about 15 years but write this with only one caveat — don’t simply take my word for it. Yes, these are my personal choices, but the ideal setup for you may vary based on your body type, hunt conditions and preferences...
MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab breaks down three common training mistakes most hunters are making and shares a 30-minute workout you can do anytime, anywhere to get your body ready for the demands of the mountains.
"I’m a mom. I’m a hunter. And I’m a ranch wife and a cowgirl. I don’t see any division in that. I’m all of that all the time. It's an attitude and a way of life for me, and I want to pass that on to our kids."
Few sounds in nature rival the bugle of a bull elk. Join nine-time World Elk Calling Champion Corey Jacobsen as he explores a hunting legacy with elk calling pioneers Larry D. Jones, Wayne Carlton, Rockie Jacobsen, and Will Primos.
Cole Kramer and Dustin Roe have been talking about Hunting Dagestan Tur for years. When they finally said they were leaving on an adventure, we wanted to see a little of what they saw. So we sent photographer Steven Drake along.