A Successful Ibex Hunt in Kyrgyzstan

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Another one of Russ’s clients had a successful Ibex hunt in Kyrgyzstan! Learn more about this hunt » Learn more about this hunt » Browse Our Ibex Hunting Trips Around the World:

VIDEO: You Should Consider a North American Red Stag Hunt

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If you are anything like me, when you think about red stag hunting, you instantly think of New Zealand. Most people do… and for good reason. New Zealand is where it’s at for monster stags and it is a beautiful country with lots of other awesome critters to hunt, including tahr and chamois. Both of […]

Marc Hunts Huge Manitoban Elk in Quebec, Canada

Marc's 416" Archery Manitoban Elk

I recently hunted for Manitoban Elk in Quebec and had a blast. High Fence hunting is not necessarily my thing, but again, it was a blast. I have many clients due to age, physical limitations, lack of time, excessive trophy quality expectations, or lack of hunting experience who this style of hunting fits very well […]

Desert Sheep. In Search of the SLAM!

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If you are like most sheep hunters you probably started off with a Dall Sheep hunt or with drawing a Rocky or California Bighorn tag, and then….it happened, you got bit by the sheep bug. I have been fortunate enough to take a great Dall and a really nice Stone Sheep. Still waiting to draw […]

Getting Started Hunting Out West

New Mexico Antelope Hunting 2013

Being a Hunting Consultant, I talk to a ton of hunters each and every day and being born and raised out West it is easy to take what we have for granted, but for many it is their dream to come to go hunting out West. The downside to coming out West is that it […]

New Record SCI Grizzly Bear Taken by One of Our Outfitters!

New World Record Grizzly Bear

This last April, Bob Steed was sitting and glassing from a vantage point with his guide, who, by the way, has guided well over 100 successful grizzly hunters, when they spotted this monster griz feeding on a fresh moose kill. After a three mile stalk on snowshoes in tricky mountain winds, they were able to […]

Our Top 4 Most Affordable Archery Elk Hunts

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Having great outfitters is such a blessing as a consultant. At Outdoors International we have assembled the A-Team for archery elk hunting. We have 4 really affordable archery elk hunts you need to ask us about. All of these affordable archery elk hunts are in are in areas that are covered up in elk. Hunts […]

VIDEO: Late Season Bulls in New Mexico

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Last month, Justin and I were invited to New Mexico to check out a new potential outfitter (see here). Problem was, we had just a weeks notice. Luckily, I’m a spur-of-the-moment guy, and it didn’t conflict with any family activities for Justin either, so we said “sure” (of course we did, we’re not stupid). Both […]

Watch out for Archery Elk Flu!

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So I felt it was my duty to help warn you all about the growing epidemic known as Archery Elk Flu and all of its terrible symptoms. For those of you who have never been exposed to Archery Elk Hunting the rut, let me just say, whew!!!! You have dodged a bullet, and can stop […]

So you say you wanna hunt mountain goats?

Shad with his World Record archery mountain goat.

I speak to a lot of people who say they want to hunt mountain goats, but I think quite often they like the idea of hunting them more so than the reality. Why do I say that? Well first off, you have a limited number of places you can hunt mountain goats, and even fewer […]

Newfoundland Moose Hunt Review

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Went for a first-time moose hunt in Newfoundland with one of your outfitters. Russ Meyer set me up with a week-long moose and bear hunt, and it was an exciting mix of spot and stalk. Newfoundland provides for some steep terrain with timber and bogs. Thanks to our knowledgeable guide we were able to navigate […]

Hunting With Your ATV: What’s Needed

Cooler temperatures and emerging fall colors in the woods means more exciting adventures for ATV riders. However, along with the riding comes a renewed call for common sense and conscious interactions with others in the back country. ATV enthusiasts aren’t the only ones in the deep Dakota woods on four-wheel. Hunters on ATVs are becoming […]

Hard Earned Elk in Beautiful British Columbia

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by Marc Warnke I recently went on an archery elk hunt in British Columbia with my Train to Hunt friends. Flat out…it was the hardest hunt of my life. To encapsulate the difficulty, I climbed and descended over 25,000 vertical feet in 5 days of hunting! That meant 2-4 hr climbs in the dark, every […]

Best Apps for Hunting Outfitters

Hunting outfitters everywhere should embrace their mobile devices. If they haven’t already, they will soon realize what great tools and resources they are; one great resource being the apps. Any serious hunter will act like a kid in a candy shop after seeing the many useful apps these devices have to offer. Some of the […]

Gathering Gobblers: The Basics Of Turkey Hunting

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Hunting turkeys had become mostly a springtime activity across much of the U.S. in the 1970s after centuries of the sport were traditionally reserved for the fall. Spring is considered an “easy” time to hunt turkeys, presenting little challenge to the true sportsman. Larry Case, a Department of Natural Resources officer in West Virginia, told […]

Capra World Slam

A CAPRA WORLD SLAM® requires 12 different species (subspecies) of world animals from the list below. Application American Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) Pyrenean Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica) Cantabrian Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica parva) Alpine Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra) New Zealand Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) Carpathian Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra carpatica) Balkan Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica) Caucasian Chamois (Rupicapra […]

Asia 8 SCI Continental Award

Minimum Requirements and Eligible Categories Required 8 species taken from their native habitat. Rifle & Bow requirements are the same. Recipients of the Asia 8 SCI Continental Award ❏ Eurasian lynx ❏ Eurasian brown bear ❏ Siberian brown bear ❏ Kamchatka brown bear ❏ Amur brown bear ❏ Mideastern brown bear ❏ Gray wolf ❏ […]

Ethical and Environmental Hunting: Is Hunting Green?

Hunting is an activity reserved for gun-happy, rural conservatives. Or at least that’s what the stereotype is and has been for quite some time. While this outlook may have carried some weight 15 or 20 years ago, today we can observe that hunting is an activity that many urban dwellers, including liberal hipsters, are beginning […]

Hunting Land vs. Farmland: How to Prepare Your Land for Hunting

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Every landowner, whether they own hunting land or farmland, wants to take advantage of their acreage and get the most out of it. For some, this might mean wanting their land for hunting and for farming. This can be a dangerous game due to livestock potentially ruining the perfect opportunity for a hunt or the […]

Texas Mule Deer with Your Bow

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Hunting Texas mule deer can be very interesting. It’s not your average muley hunt. Because of the environment, food sources, and water Texas mule deer hunting can give you an excellent opportunity to take a muley with your bow. I believe taking a big mature muley with a bow to be one of the most […]

Elk Hunting Gear for Early Season

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It’s never to early to start thinking about Elk Hunting Gear for the fall Elk Season I get emails everyday about questions on elk hunting gear and what to use for specific seasons. This was a great set of questions and you can’t ever have enough info about elk season and gear so I thought I would […]

Hunting Age Requirements for Each State

Jaken Warnke with his first deer at 7 years old.

Getting kids into outdoor activities like hunting and fishing is very important to us here at Outdoors International. Some states have no hunting age requirements for big game hunting, but most states have a minimum hunting age requirement for young hunters. Be sure to research the big hunting game laws in your state for any […]

A guide to booking a good muley hunt

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A muley out west is one of the most in demand critters in the hunting world. It’s a supply and demand thing, especially if you are talking 170″+ muley.

2013 Kryptek Gear Lineup

Kryptek 2013 Gear Lineup

The NEW 2013 Kryptek Gear Lineup. There is some awesome new gear, improvements to existing pieces and the go to gear we have grown to love over the last 2 seasons. There will be a total of 22 hunting apparel items, 8 solid options, 7 Glove options, 15 Hat options, & 11 other accessory items.

High Fence Elk Hunts. Are they for you?

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Trying to get your chance at a bull elk over 350 without waiting the years in takes to draw the “right” tag can be a VERY expensive and time consuming venture. A solution to that issue, if cost is a concern, is to hunt big bulls on a high fence ranch. In the market for […]

Cape Buffalo – The Most Dangerous Game?

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Referred as the “Black Death”, cape buffalo have the ability… and the personality to stomp you into the ground and tear you apart with their horns. Truly, a cape buffalo hunt is dangerous. They don’t die easy, so when they are wounded you run the risk of having this beast charge you at 35 mph. […]

Africa is One of the Coolest Places in the World!

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Africa is one of my favorite places to hunt in the world for many reasons other than the hunting. Sure the hunting is awesome, but it’s the people the bugs, birds and the culture that keeps me going back.

Our Top 5 Dream Hunts

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We recently completed a survey asking hunters what their top five dream hunts would be. Some of their answers were… well, no brainers to be honest, but a few of them took us by surprise. The results are below. If you would like to have us help you make one of your dream hunts a […]

Scoring Aoudad Sheep

Scoring Aoudad Sheep

A trophy aoudad will usually have horns measuring 30″ from base to tip. A ram of this quality could be compared to a whitetail scoring 150″ B&C. Rams can however have horns stretching to 35″+. MEDAL CLASSIFICATIONS FOR AOUDAD SHEEP NORTH AMERICA SCI (Introduced – High Fence) BRONZE: 115″ (standard) 103″ (bow) SILVER: 132 5/8″ […]

History of Aoudad Sheep in Texas

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Just What is an Aoudad? Native to rugged areas of Northern Africa, the Aoudad, also known as Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia), is a tough and intelligent species of Caprid (goat-antelope). Aoudad are the only species in the genus Ammotragus. However, some include this genus in the goat genus Capra, and others in the sheep genus […]

How to Call Moose

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So you’re going on a moose hunt and you want to learn how to call moose… well, luckily calling a moose is fairly easy.

Kryptek Hats and Headwear Line-up For 2013

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Do you have a Kryptek hat obsession? Well we do. We tested all of the Kryptek hats so here is a full list of the Hat/ Headwear options that will fit everyone’s “Battlefield to Backcountry” style.  I’m sure you will be able to find 1 or 2 that will work. Causal hats Kryptek Outlaw Black Flex […]

Hunt Report: Texas Aoudad Hunt

Mike white with his magnificent Texas aoudad

Our goal was to find a trophy Texas Aoudad destination in the famous Davis Mountains of West Texas. We were very pleased to discover not only large herds of Aoudad holding some huge trophies, but some awesome potential for trophy Desert Mule Deer. This is great opportunity to do a combo hunt in some beautiful […]

Top 5 Things Every New Hunter Regrets

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Almost every experienced hunter will you tell things they wish they knew or should have done while on their first hunt. This list might be long, some more than others, but no matter how many mistakes or regrets a hunter has under his or her belt, the fact still remains; we’re all beginners at one […]

New Products for 2013

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We talk a lot about the importance of the right gear, We know through experience the right gear helps you stay out longer and hunt harder which equals more harvest opportunities & success.  We all want to be more successful in the woods so with that in mind Spring time usually brings out the new products for the upcoming year. This is a […]

Cuomo NYS Assault Weapons Ban

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Gun owners in New York State do not have to worry about what bad things may happen next in the assault weapons ban battle. Why? Because it already did! On January 14th of 2013, the New York Legislature met for the first day of the new session after the fall elections. Although committee assignments had […]

Deer Body Size Will Fool You Every Time!

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When my hunters arrive in Northern Alberta for the first time, we always have the discussion about deer body size. A big bodied deer makes the racks appear smaller than they really are. My conversation with David Byrd was no different, however I suppose I should listen to my own advice on deer body size. […]

2012 Africa Safari Season Report by the PH

Elizabeth Stout with her 54" Kudu bull

It is time to reflect on the 2012 Safari season, and it was a good one. This year we hunted some new areas as well as our established concessions throughout South Africa and Mozambique. In South Africa, we had the highest rainfall in over sixty years. Game has done well, and we had regular opportunities […]

Hunt Report – Idaho Wilderness Mule Deer Hunt

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Idaho Wilderness Mule Deer Hunt – November 2012 I got in touch with Outdoors International and Marc got me in touch with the outfitter he thought would be best for me to hunt with. I have him a call and we talked about what I could expect while mule deer hunting in the Frank Church […]

Illinois 2012 Deer Season Report

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Here is the Illinois 2012 Deer Season Report from our Outfitter As we are finishing our Illinois 2012 deer season with just three days to go, lets take a glance of how our 2012 season went. We started off with the opening Illinois Archery season October 1 with a hot and dry week that followed […]

Utah Conservation Permit Program

The Utah Conservation Permit Program provides hunting permits to conservation organizations to be auctioned at banquets and other fundraisers.

Alaska Caribou Hunting Report

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by Jim Haynes Mid-September, 2012 – Northern Alaska Caribou Hunting I will start with the criticisms. As with almost every outfitter, this Alaska caribou hunting guide was a little bit tough to communicate with. This is understandable as he was in the field much of the time and I’m glad I had you to answer […]

Kyrgyzstan Ibex Hunting Report

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After researching Mid Asian Ibex hunting in Kyrgyzstan for almost a year, my wife Maria and I set up our hunt through Marc at Outdoor International with the outfitter we wanted to use in Kyrgyzstan. Over the next six months, Marc very helpful in assisting to get all of the logistics in order. This can […]

Archery Elk Hunting Tips

Marc Warnke 2012 Idaho Elk

Archery Elk Hunting Tips As a life long hunting bum and a hunting consultant, I have gotten a chance to hunt in some amazing places for some even more amazing animals. Out of all my experiences still the coolest hunt exists right out my back door…archery elk hunting. There are some close seconds, but bow […]

The North American Grand Slam of Sheep

North American Grand Slam of Sheep

In the hunting world, the term “Grand Slam” refers to harvesting all subspecies within a species. A highly sought after and prized grand slam is the North American Grand Slam of Sheep, comprised of four distinct subspecies. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep The Rocky Mountain Bighorn is the largest of North America’s Grand Slam sheep species, […]

Best Brown Bear Caliber

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Now before you read further a little disclaimer: WE DO NOT claim to be experts on the best brown bear caliber… I have just compiled this information based on first-hand experience as well as the experience of other brown bear hunters, guides and outfitters. Now, with that out of the way, here we go. Here […]

Botswana Bans Hunting

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Citing declining wildlife populations, the government of Botswana has confirmed that it will ban all commercial hunting, effective January 1, 2014. After being suggested in October during the President’s State of the Nation address, the ban was confirmed this week by the nation’s Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism. Botswana is a landlocked country located […]

Mule Deer Hunting Review – Idaho Wilderness

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While I did not harvest a mule deer I consider this one of my most successful hunts and I’m going back next year for sure. Having been an avid Sheep hunter turned upland bird hunter for the past decade it has been a long time since I have visited the wilderness for big game. The […]

Kryptek Layering System Strategy

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Team Outdoors International has spent the last four months (150+ field days of combined use so far) Testing, Using, & Abusing Kryptek’s 2012 full line of gear. Having all the right gear doesn’t do much good if you don’t know how, when and where to use it. The layering system is a way to take […]

To build, or not to build? OTC Rifles vs. Custom Rifles

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It has often been said, “You get what you pay for” in this world. The same holds true for custom rifles.   This is an old adage that I heard my father tell me many times as a child growing up. But, does the saying always ring true? Is it possible to achieve the same […]

Kryptek Gloves Review – Zues and Krypton

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by Justin Sparks – The Gear Junkie Just in! Two new sets of Kryptek gloves in the Highlander camo pattern. We just received ours today and are pretty excited to try them out. Here is a quick overview of what we like so far….. “Krypton” Kryptek Gloves The “Krypton” Kryptek Gloves are an early to […]

Differences Between Brown Bear and Grizzly Bear in Alaska

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More than 32,000 brown bears call Alaska home! Even though there are technically two subspecies in North America (the grizzly and the Kodiak), all brown bears in Alaska are genetically identical. The difference between Coastal and Grizzly Bears is geographical and diet. Coastal Brown Bears As their name suggests, Alaskan coastal brown bears live along […]

Kenetrek Boot Review – Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Series

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by Justin Sparks – The Gear Junkie There is nothing worse than not having the right gear on a hunt. That right (or wrong) piece of gear can make or break your hunting experience. I have a check list of gear I never leave home without, and a good proven pair of boots ranks right there […]

Possible New Record Wisconsin Buck

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We’re still waiting on the details, but it appears that we have a legit contender for the New state record Wisconsin Buck (nontypical).

Nebraska Antelope Hunt Report

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I have to say the Nebraska antelope hunt you guys sent me on was first class. We just got back home and are already looking forward to next year.

Hunt Report: Archery Mule Deer Hunting in Utah

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In the five days of hunting, I had been inside 75 yards of a 150 inch buck at least once every day and inside 25 yards twice. We had seen a lot of very good bucks with a few we estimated over 180 inches.

Nebraska Deer Hunting / Antelope Hunting Pre-Season Report

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Our Nebraska deer hunting / antelope hunting outfitter sent us this update along with a bunch of trail camp pics from this summer. His antelope/whitetail combo hunt is awesome. Hey guys, Here are the trail cam pics from the past two weeks. I am getting alot of activity on the trail cameras. There are still […]

Eberlestock J34 “Just One” Hunting Pack

Eberlestock J34 Just One Pack

A great hunting pack can literally be hunt-saving and life-saving. It’s vital for packing in your hunting and survival gear and for packing out meat and antlers. And if you can do all of that in one pack that distributes weight well, it’s also back-saving. The Eberlestock J34 “Just One” hunting pack is the best […]

Never Let a Bear in Your Car!

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The vehicle has been written off by the insurance company. The cost new was over $70,000, and they stopped counting repair costs at $60,000+.

Kryptek Koldo Blockade Rain Jacket

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The Kryptek Koldo is a 3-ply waterproof rain set that keeps rain and wind out while maintaining core body temperature. The jacket fits right, wears great and protects like armor. Generous hood design with several adjustable draw straps. Koldo features a rugged exterior fabric with bonded laminate on the knees and elbows which are guaranteed […]

Sidewinder Evo Rangefinder Tether

Sidewinder Evo Rangefinder Tether

Features of the Sidewinder Evo Rangefinder Tether: Built on the overwhelming success of the SideWinder, the Evo Rangefinder Tether is the next generation of retractable gear deployment systems. The SideWinder EVO is the outdoor enthusiast’s solution to dropped, lost or hard to access gear no matter what terrain is being tackled. Tether Pad locks electronics […]

Idaho and Wyoming Mountain Lion Hunting

One of the hardest working guides in the business Wyoming mountain lion hunting in the mountains on the border of Southeastern Idaho and Western Wyoming. This area is known for consistently producing trophy mountain lions. “The outfitter and guides on this hunt are some of the best. Extremely hard working and their determination for success is unmatched.” […]

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt Review

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Hey guys, Just wanted you to know that my daughter Katie and I had a great experience on our British Columbia black bear hunt. She took a nice black the third day of our hunt, and a few days later we came across another great bear that I was able to take. What a trip. […]

Archery Super Slam Completed by Jake Ensign

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The archery Super Slam (all 29 species of North American Game Animals) has only been accomplished by a few bowhunters. Jake Ensign recently completed his 30 year quest.

Mountain Lion Distribution

Mountain Lion Distribution Throughout Its Range

Mountain lion distribution extends from Southern Canada down through the entire Western United States and throughout South America.

Bear Baiting Tips and Tricks

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Successful bear baiting is a bit of an art form. Through the school of hard knocks, we’ve learned a few things and here are our bear baiting tips.

Alaska Black Bear Hunting Report

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As I am sitting there in the grass surrounded by dead salmon, the idea of my five day trip ending on day one finds me a bit sad… so when the hunter missed his chance to shoot and we watched the bear disappear into the brush up the creek I was doing a happy dance, […]

Doctors vs Gun Owners

Doctors vs Gun Owners

Not everyone has a gun, BUT almost everyone has doctors. This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!

Kryptek Cadog Shield Pants Review

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Here is the NEW and Improved Kryptek Cadog Shield Pants in the new KRYPTEK HIGHLANDER pattern. This is the second generation of the Kryptek cadog shield pants with all the new features and improvements from the Battlefield and the Back Country testing and research. Kryptek Cadog Shield Pants are a very versatile pant that can […]

Fast Action on Nebraska Antelope

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“Don’t fall asleep, an antelope can come to water at any time during the day and it will happen fast” …Words of advice from my outfitter the morning on the first day of my first Nebraska Pronghorn antelope hunt.

Tuning a Bow for Hunting Season

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Most people who bow hunt are pretty fanatical and know what they need to do and when tuning a bow for hunting season. Randy Ulmer and Chuck Adams I am not, however, I can usually hit the broad side of a barn if my target is close enough to it. However, I have noticed we […]

Field Judging Pronghorn Antelope

Field Judging Antelope

Field judging pronghorn antelope can be tough. There are three main considerations when field judging antelope: length of horn, mass, size of prong.