Monthly Archives: July 2017

Elk romp at secret Fight Club locale

Craig Jourdonnais was amazed when he stumbled upon what might be “Fight Club” for young bull elk. He was hiking in western Montana — he politely declined to be more specific — when he came to an area where a number of trails intersected. “I first thought they were hunters’ trails, but there wasn’t any blazing to […]

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8 Major Differences Between Whitetails and Mule Deer

Which One Do You Prefer to Hunt?Do you prefer to hunt whitetails or mulies? (Shutterstock/Cray Hennessy/Rick Falser photo)Hunters have been chasing whitetails and mule deer for thousands of years. Each species offers a very unique adventure that outdoorsmen cherish. Some just hunt one or the other. Others have hunted and continue to hunt both. The two species of deer […]

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Black bear or grizzly? Should hunters be tested on knowing the difference?

Chart compares characteristics of black bears and grizzly bears. (Be Bear Aware Campaign)HUNTING — Should Washington bear hunters be tested to prove they can tell the difference between a black bear and a protected grizzly? That requirement is already in effect in Montana, but just now being considered as a proposal in Washington, where grizzlies are more […]

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Know-How: Crossbow Hacks

Attach a Possibles Bag​Like muzzleloaders, crossbows require several items that can spell fiasco if you forget them. So add them to a possibles pouch, and attach the pouch directly to your crossbow so you’ll always have them. On crossbows without a raised comb, purchase a removable cheekpiece, like one from Blackhawk, that has a zippered pocket. […]

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Use Summer Glassing for Whitetail Scouting

Trail cameras have replaced summertime glassing for many of us. If you’re dealing with a little property, like anything under 40 acres, this might be a winning strategy. After all, you only get so many passes in any given woods before the deer have had enough.If you’ve got access to something larger, skipping the old-school […]

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