The Hard Way

It was on a trail in Colorado, years ago, that he encountered the older gentleman with an elk on his back and a simple traditional bow in his hand. Nick had marvelled at the bow in disbelief, not certain how something so simple could kill an animal as big as an elk.

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The Hard Way

It was on a trail in Colorado, years ago, that he encountered the older gentleman with an elk on his back and a simple traditional bow in his hand. Nick had marvelled at the bow in disbelief, not certain how something so simple could kill an animal as big as an elk.

Knocking on Doors

Gaining access to private land can be an intimidating hurdle for most hunters, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, knowing how to ask permission can be a hunter’s secret weapon, especially when it comes to accessing public land drainages only reachable via private land or, even, opening up a door to private land access for years to come.

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.

Backcountry Nutrition

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

Counting Ounces

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...

Making the Most of Mountain Training

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.

Leading By Example

"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."

The Dynamic Re-Warming Drill

As mountain hunters, we are conditioned to brave the elements. This is precisely why our apparel systems receive so much attention.

The Reset Button

Lifelong Hunter and Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Finds Peace in the Pursuit.

The Linguists

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.