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October 31, 2016

Pro-Hunts Giveaway

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Pro Hunts is giving away 2 all expense paid trips to the 2017 MLB Spring Training in Florida. Enjoy spring training games and get access to the field for batting practice before the game. Also, you will hunt hogs with Baltimore Orioles JJ Hardy, Chris Tillman and Tommy Hunter as well as Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis. The whole experience will be filmed and featured in an episode of Pro Hunts! Subscribe to Pro Hunts today and be automatically entered with your first years subscription for only $5 a month.

October 27, 2016

The Last Mile

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As the short 5-day First Colorado Rifle Season came to an end, our focus shifted from hunting, to meat and camp extraction. In previous years, our family friend Gene had filled his tag early and spent his time riding his horses up and down with loads of meat while the other parties continued to hunt. This season did not leave us with that luxury.

October 21, 2016

A Successful Storm

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Jesse hurried to get set up with his Sako .300WSM ready to go. He patiently waited for the bull to step into the right position. One shot to the high front shoulder anchored the young bull in his place.

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There is something special about elk hunting. The experience itself creates a deep connection with those on the hunt. Before their last elk hunt a few years ago, Bill stated it would be his last, due to the physical and mental demands of a backcountry hunt. Even though Jesse didn’t fully believe his father was done, they both came to terms with the reality that time changes everything. Making the most of their time in the field, Jesse and Bill made memories by harvesting elk and soaking up every second of being in the backcountry together.

Training for a Mountain Hunt

A backcountry hunt is no easy task! Quite simply, if you want to exceed the normal limits and be successful, it takes preparation.

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As I began packing for this trip I couldn’t help but think about the 3 trips our elk hunting group has made to this remote wilderness area previously. Reflection on these trips helps me prepare for this upcoming hunt by tweaking the gear that gets to make the trip to the top of the mountain.

September 6, 2016

Success Defined

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We are sitting here finishing this blog in the comfort of our home with bodies that need a few days to heal. We talked all the way home about how easy our days at work will be compared to the days we just endured in the backcountry. Success on this hunt was not only defined by the cooler full of antelope meat, but by the recharge our souls found in the mountains.

September 2, 2016

Glassing in the Field

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Hunting the western landscape can be difficult, especially if you are not prepared. Having the right gear, optics, and being physically/mentally prepared will all play into the outcome of your hunt. For example let’s focus on optics and the proper technique for glassing big country.

September 1, 2016

Luck of The Draw

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Utah bound with Jesse’s golden ticket: A limited-entry archery antelope tag. He was the only non-resident in the country drawn for the unit.

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It’s no secret, there is a slew of gear out there and it’s mind blowing as to where to start. There are definitely items, if you want to spend the money, that will be worth the time, stress, hassle, and will allow you to focus on what you love to do…hunt. While all of us would love the best of the best, our pockets only go so deep, so where is your hard earned dollar best spent?

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To recap Part I, you recovered your harvest, skinned and quartered the animal. The next step is to debone the quarters, transfer the meat into game bags and load the bag into your pack or on your frame.

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This two part blog will provide specific insight on the different processes of breaking down an animal and getting it back to the truck and in the cooler. This will be followed by future segments filled with different ways to prep your harvest for your friends and family.

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There is a vast variety of product and gear available in the growing hunting industry. The key factor in choosing the best product is to determine the adventure one is about to embark and the situations that will arise. Tom Miranda has provided his go to list for hunting essentials. Use this gear guide to assist in prepping for the upcoming season.

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Choosing the right trail camera can sometimes be a tedious task. Luckily, SCHEELS provides the proper assistance throughout the buying process. Speaking with an expert in the store will provide fantastic insight on what has been popular in the local area and why. When shopping for your new camera there are a few things that you want to keep in mind.

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I actually have a long list of very exciting and memorable hunts. Sure a few stand out like my first Alaskan brown bear where the bear walked into bow range and stood up on his back legs and stared me down or even my last brown bear where the cameraman dropped the camera as the bear charged into 20 yards where I arrowed him in the chest.

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