Hunting Stories

  1. June 2017 New Zealand Hunt

    Hunting red stag in New Zealand has always been on my bucket list. Soon, my dream of hunting in New Zealand was starting to be realized.
  2. Box2Bench Targets: Right Idea, Right Time

    It's designed for load development, but even if you use it only as a normal shooting target it’s got 30 aiming points and it’s durable enough to be set up multiple times so you can track your own progress over multiple sessions.
  3. 7 Days in Eastern Cape South Africa

    My dad Floyd and my stepmother Janice had been to South Africa twice, and upon their return the second time in 2014 they said they were going back again in 2016. I had always thought that when my dad started going to Africa, it would be very special for me to join him on an African safari. So I told him that I definitely would be going with him and my stepmother in 2016. The toughest part about going was convincing my darling wife Sonja that I needed to go because not many people get a...
  4. Mooning Coyotes on the Nightshift

    “Mooning” Coyotes on the Nightshift By Eric Ketterer My hunting partner, Tom Haas, and I had been waiting all year (as we do every year) for an opportunity to night hunt coyotes by a full moon in the winter. To do so usually requires a cloudless sky and little or no wind and, of course, a full moon or near to it. And for those who do not hunt in the state of North Dakota, the odds of that happening on the same day are slightly worse than winning the Mega millions lottery or taking a selfie...
  5. November 2016 Tajikistan Hunt

    November 2016 Tajikistan Hunt By Dr. Bob Peterson After I was able to successfully complete my Grand Slam of North American sheep, going on a Marco Polo sheep hunt became a top priority on my bucket list. Once I determined that I could afford to do this, the next priority was to research outfitters. The Internet is full of stories about people who went on these hunts and did not get the sheep they shot. After reviewing many advertisements of different outfitters, I called Dennis Campbell...
  6. Alaska: the Last Elk Frontier

    Alaska: the Last Elk Frontier By Remi Warren ©Elk Hunter Magazine Chasing Roosevelt Elk in BIG bear country My brother laughed with jubilation and relief as he popped the top off an Alaskan Amber. This was no ordinary beer; it was his celebration beer. "Want one?" he asked. I didn’t. My whole body ached, but when would we ever have this chance again? I looked past the fire we built and past our bear fence, into the dark, and took a sip. It was good. We sat in silence, enjoying that moment...
  7. Shades of Grey

    Shades of Grey By Christopher Cameron Much has been said, and written, over time about Old Folk ... mostly along the lines of: “Canʼt teach an Old Dog new tricks” ... Occasionally that may be true, but a much more apt line would be: “Never underestimate Old Dogs”! The first sign of a dog "in"...A string of dead and dying sheep with bits torn off them... As one born in 1946 I am probably getting close to the Old Dog tag, so had better be careful!! Most of my first 50 years was spent on a...
  8. Andy's 2015 DIY Colorado Elk Hunt

    Andy's 2015 DIY Colorado Elk Hunt By Andy Backus Last year I called a 5x5 bull into archery range for my friend and hunting partner Matt deep in a beautiful remote valley in central Colorado and Matt made an excellent heart shot as the bull was turning to leave. This year we were back in the same valley and our friend Scott was with us, but this time we were hunting during the first week of the rifle elk season. The three of us absolutely love archery elk hunting during the rut, but the...
  9. Hunt Report - 2016 LRH Group Coues Deer

    Hunt Report - 2016 LRH Group Coues Deer By Len Backus So fifteen years later, “El Diablo” returns to Mexico for a Coues deer hunt with Steven Ward of Wards Outfitters. I drove with my hunting equipment to the SHOT Show in Las Vegas and then down to Tucson, Arizona. I think the round trip was nearly 5,000 miles. I haven’t flown with hunting gear in well over ten years. We four hunters all met up in Tucson near the airport and drove for an hour to the border in the outfitter’s vehicles. At...
  10. New Mexico, Halloween 2015 Mule Deer Hunt

    New Mexico, Halloween 2015 Mule Deer Hunt By Harold Stephens This hunting trip had been in the planning stages for nearly nine years. I had always wanted to try a DIY mountain terrain, backpack hunt, but life seemed to keep getting into the way. My hunting group always seemed interested in doing this as well, but life just kept getting in our way. Until this year, I decided my life chances were slipping away. My knees were getting older and next year keeps coming way too quick these days....
  11. September's Sabbatical

    September's Sabbatical By Les Voth ‘Lopes, speed goats, bears, buffalo, deer and prairie dogs, Wyoming's got them all. Ron Skinner, his grandson, Terrel (my son) and I went on a budget antelope hunt in Wyoming this September. There was some adventure, a little work, the hunters bled, and meat was collected. Ron and the boys enjoying the shade of the creek-bed at lunch. Overall we travelled just over 2200 miles in Ron's shiny white Chevy 4X4 short-box extended cab pickup, with the tonneau...
  12. Ibex Hunting In Spain

    Ibex Hunting In Spain By Flemming Rolin A couple of weeks ago while hunting Barbary sheep in Spain with Iberhunting, a full service outfitter, I met the owner, Antonio Teruel, and we quickly became good friends. When it was time for me to return to Sweden, where besides my regular job I also run a small hunting lodge, primarily for wild boar with eight blinds and baited areas, Antonio mentioned he had received a cancellation to a hunt for Gredos Ibex scheduled for April 26-30. He asked if...
  13. Buck Fever Hits A Snag

    Buck Fever Hits A Snag By Robb Wiley Of Non-Typical Outfitters The hunt for Snag began in 2011. I actually found Snag before I found Magnum (the giant 257 inch buck we killed in 2011). Snag was younger than Magnum that year. I estimated his age to be about 4 years old. Magnum was aged at 6 1/2 years old when he was taken in 2011. I was only able to locate Snag a handful of times over the next few years. He was a very secretive animal, like most cagey, old, monster bucks. Robb's client,...
  14. Kodiak Island Blacktail/Caribou

    Kodiak Island Blacktail/Caribou By Jason Juliana The bulls were spread out 50 yards wide feeding directly toward me. Craig and I had been trying to get close enough for a shot for 6 days so I knew most of the antlers by heart. The younger caribou with the spiky tops were to the left. Several nice bulls were in the middle. The big guy, the one we called Whitey because of his very whitetail looking tops, was to my right. I was just waiting for one of the big guys to get into range and...
  15. Father and Son Antelope Hunt a Huge Experience

    Father and Son Antelope Hunt a Huge Experience By Troy Adams If there is one lesson I hope all my children will come to understand it is that determination is an absolute key factor to success. This point was brought home by this year’s antelope hunt. I applied for a unit this year with low odds of drawing in hopes of just attaining another preference point for Montana. I never expected to actually draw the tag. In this particular unit I knew antelope numbers were/are super low, so finding...
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