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3 Guaranteed Places to Find Elk Sheds

There’s gold in them hills!  Well, it’s more of a slightly faded, brownish gold. But finding those needles of bone in the haystack of the wild is just as exciting and rewarding.  As an elk hunting guide for almost half of my life, I’ve cultivated this land into my office. The regions I’ve guided are...

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Video: How to Saddle a Horse or Mule

At some point while hunting, you might use an equine animal to access the backcountry. In this video, I’ll go over the basics for saddling a horse or mule. I’ll cover saddle prep, saddle placement, tightening saddle cinches, and the “safe zone” for not getting kicked.

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Why Hunters Accidentally Shoot Each Other

A hunter’s worst nightmare happened this past deer season in Ohio. And again in Minnesota. Both situations were “mistaken for game” shootings, where hunters opened fire on fellow hunters or just unlucky people who happened nearby, believing they were taking game. Both situations ended in death, one...

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Why Are Bucks Always Last in Line?

According to deer-hunting lore, wise bucks always stop and watch from secure cover before entering fields or large openings. These mature monarchs supposedly stay hidden to patiently monitor other deer in the field and let them feed into range of potential dangers. In human terms, those bucks act...

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Phelps Game Calls Joins MeatEater Family

We are thrilled to announce—or bugle, if you will—that Phelps Game Calls has joined the family alongside MeatEater, First Lite, and FHF Gear. The Phelps team builds the hands-down best hunting calls on the market, and we’ve been talking to elk, turkeys, and ducks with their products for years. The...

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Queen Elizabeth II: A Badass Hunter?

In Season 2, Episode 5, of Netflix’s hit series, “The Crown,” a young Queen Elizabeth II walks the hills of her famous Balmoral Estate in search of Scottish red deer. Though accompanied by a guide, the queen is the first to spot the herd and leads the way as they stalk across the countryside. Honed...