Wyoming Mule Deer, Part 1
With the help of Crooked Sky Outfitters, Steve rides horseback into the backcountry of Wyoming with Janis Putelis and Adam Weatherby in search of mule deer. Steve and Landon find the buck of his dreams, but a sudden snow squall complicates the stalk.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest in Western Wyoming has a great reputation for big mule deer but also for tough winters and high winter mortality among the deer. Recently coming out of a cycle of bad winters for that killed a lot of deer, does the region hold up to its reputation for trophy deer?
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.
Wicking, non-stink merino base layers are the way to go in the backcountry.
Keeps you warm and hides your face.
It’s warm but breathable, and it’s very quiet. A versatile do-it-all hunting jacket.
A versatile grid-fleece mid-layer for any hunt.
Exceptional dexterity and a fleece interior to maintain optimal warmth in cooler temperatures.
Perfect when frost-covered mornings turn into hot, sunny afternoons.
Packs light and small and provides an incredible amount of insulation and warmth in cold mountain weather.
Whether you're glassing late season goats, layering for a long sit in the stand or sitting around a chilled, backcountry camp, the Uncompahgre Puffy Pant provides the hunter with packable insulation for the lower body.
Weatherproof, lightweight rain pants featuring full zips and a 2.5-Layer Rain Shell. Sized to wear over your main pants.
The evolution of First Lite’s best-selling Mountain Athlete Triad sock, the Triad 2.0 has been designed with all pivotal details in mind.
We rarely do hunts in the mountains without wearing gaiters.
The craftsmanship and quality of the Mark V with Backcountry durability and color combinations.
Lightweight, bright and strong.
The second-generation Beartooth boot is a good choice for hunters seeking maximum versatility.
One of our go-to packs. Can haul a huge load of meat and gear.
Better weight retention for better terminal performance.
Ep. 194: Summon the Squall
Steven Rinella talks with Adam Weatherby, Landon Peterson, Stewart Peterson, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: A shot so bad it didn’t even spook the buck; Wyoming’s Region G; magic mountains and crooked skies; animosity toward your mentor; horses vs. mules as hunting equipment; riding horses on steep-assed cliffs; is it unsportsmanlike to shoot bedded bucks?; Janis shooting a buck in self defense; wanting to become a cowboy...