This week on Cutting the Distance, Remi tackles a common problem -- finding bears when glassing isn't an option.
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When you hunt elk at elevation, thermals are always on your mind. In the whitetail woods, that’s usually not the case. Thermals in the high country are almost as predictable as ocean tides, creating noticeable updrafts in the morning and downdrafts in the evening. In the whitetail woods, you might not even feel them. But if you hunt bluffy territory, creek drainages, or river bottoms, you should think about them.
Thermals occur when the ambient...
A lot of MeatEater followers have questions about hunting in grizzly bear country. We’ve had our fair share of tense moments with grizzlies, so we understand safety is a concern for hunters with less experience. After all, grizzly bears do injure and kill people and we are all hard wired to fear predators that made a habit of eating our ancestors.
However, thousands of people hike, camp, hunt and fish in grizzly country every year without ever...
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers (and if we don’t, we’ll make them up). Every day, fellow MeatEaters send us more than 100 emails regarding hunting, fishing, cooking, conservation, and more. So, we decided to publish a series dedicated to our favorite FAQs. This is Ask MeatEater.
I have friends in Alaska who carry just a 9-iron golf club on hikes for brown bear protection. Now, I’m not suggesting this is a perfect solution; I only want to...