Colorado Mule Deer: Baseball and Bucks
New York Mets superstar Pete Alonso joins Steve in Colorado to hunt for mule deer bucks. Pete shares insights from the major leagues, while Steve dispenses hunting tips.
A lightweight packable insulating later, as outer layer during milder temps, and comfy for around camp.
Silent, odor-resistant, and comfortable from 100 degrees to late in the season.
Exceptional dexterity and a fleece interior to maintain optimal warmth in cooler temperatures.
Light and packable but warm and comfortable over a wide range of conditions, this is one of our favorites. It goes pretty much everywhere.
It’s warm but breathable, and it’s very quiet. A versatile do-it-all hunting jacket.
Silent, breathable, insulating, and engineered to stretch and move with you.
A classic heavyweight Merino beanie designed to be worn on any occasion.
A lightweight, touchscreen compatible merino wool glove that can also be used as a liner.
Whether you're in the stand, at work or enjoying a coldy on the deck, the First Lite Trucker Hat is where it's at.
Ultralight and unbelievably packable, a no-brainer for stashing in your pack on mid-late season hunts.
"No bino harness can compete with the FHF harness. It's the best. " - Steven Rinella
This awesome piece of gear comes in two sizes that will accommodate nearly any rangefinder and perfectly attach to your FHF Bino Harness.
Designed to easily slip over any existing FHF harness.
Best used as an early season traditional hiker in drier climates.
A very light and versatile pack for the weight-conscious backcountry hunter.
Lightweight, bright and strong.
One of the finest spotting scopes on the market.
Crystal clear image quality, precision turret dialing and rugged dependability.
The craftsmanship and quality of the Mark V with Backcountry durability and color combinations.
A versatile fixed-blade capable of performing throughout any season, on any species.
Takes you anywhere you need to go.
Permanently lubricated, .75 HP / 560 watt air cooled motor (120 volt, 60 Hz) runs smooth for frequent use.
Wild Game Burgers
It might seem strange to find something as simple as a game burger recipe in a cookbook, but in my opinion, burgers deserve every sentence that’s ever been written about them. They are just that good. In fact, I’ve probably eaten more pounds of wild game as burgers than any single other preparation. Back in college, when we lived off whitetails, I probably ate my weight in venison burgers every year. For my general all-purpose ground meat, I go...
Ep. 198: Hunting with the Home Run King
Steven Rinella talks with New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, Cody Fahrion, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: All those home runs; the value of a high ass; Steve and Jani’s disagreement over “natural”; shooting a duck on the ground and a turkey in the air; chocolate milk, squats, and yodel-sounding farts induced by chocolate milk; what it feels like to win a million dollars, meet Seinfeld, and then hunt with Steve...
Hunting Mule Deer Habitat
I’m fortunate to live in the epicenter of the country’s best mule deer hunting. Central Colorado has high numbers of my favorite big game animal and has long been known for producing trophy quality bucks that, despite some misinformed detractors, are very good table fare. Colorado has the perfect blend of productive alpine summer range, large aspen groves, and sage-covered winter range. More than any other factor as a do-it-yourself public land...
A Guide to Hunting Mule Deer
Aside from its big ears, the second thing most new mule deer hunters notice is the deer’s fleeing gate, known as “stotting.” Stotting has been described as bounding, hopping, even “pogoing.” At first it’s a funny sight, until you realize that this goofy looking jump puts a mountain of steep, obstacle-filled terrain between hunter and hunted in a hurry. Luckily for you, after reaching relative safety, the mule deer will often stop and take a...