In this episode, Remi covers the first time he was able to kill a coastal Columbia black-tailed deer with his bow and how he's mastered the art of still hunting over the years.
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I was alone and creeping silently through a boggy, hidden stand of aspen and willow deep in the timber, wandering a circuitous path toward a meadow where we’d spotted a small elk herd earlier. Suddenly, something large stood up from its bed behind a wide spruce not 30 yards in front of me.
With elk on the mind, I mewed with the Phelps Maverick diaphragm call on the roof of my mouth. The animal stopped. I nocked an arrow. But instead of a bull, a...
Post-holing through knee-deep snow is the preferred method of winter hunting in America. On the other hand, skiing is generally embraced by those who lap groomed runs until the legs give out or the après booze starts flowing. There's nothing wrong with this contemporary version of skiing, but it's poles apart from the sport’s original purpose—a tool for traveling, warring, and hunting.
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Across the West, rifle seasons for elk will be opening soon. For me, that means it is time for some timber sneaking. Timber sneaking, or slowly still hunting through stands of lodgepole pines, is my favorite way to hunt pressured elk during rifle season.
In the last dozen years, I’ve killed ten elk in dense stands of dark timber. Every one of them was shot with a rifle at ranges under one hundred yards. I shot one bull at less than twenty yards...