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February 8, 2017

Shed Hunting Gear

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Shed hunting has become a growing trend on social media and in the outdoor industry. Your friends and favorite influencers are constantly posting their finds online. The question that quickly follows is why?

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Make sure this year’s gameday party is on point with great food prep. Here are a few recipes that are guaranteed to please.

January 4, 2017

Phone Skope

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Digiscoping has become a very popular trend in the hunting and outdoor industry. Capturing images through your optics will allow you to scout more efficiently and to share your experiences with friends and family.

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Sausage, jerky and seasoned ground meat is a great use for any leftovers you may have from the butchering process. We put together a list of some of our favorite rubs, sauces, seasonings and kits to choose from when prepping your game this year.

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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Take the time to educate yourself on the cuts of meat that can be used for different recipes. The options are endless with game meat, so we decided to provide a few general suggestions on how to use different cuts. Enjoy the excitement of the hunt, but most importantly, appreciate the privilege and opportunity to hunt.

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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.

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We’ve all hear the saying, “The true work begins after the shot.” The reality is, you truly do you have a major chore in front of you. Whether you hunt big game or waterfowl you have to get it broken down and in the freezer or to the processor. If you then choose to process your own meat you need to make your cuts and sort the meat according to your end products. (steaks, sausage, jerky, etc)

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.

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Setting a camera over a deer scrape can be one of the best ways to inventory what bucks you have on your farm. It will also give you some of the best video you can get for a camera. I like to start my mock scrapes in early September. I usually locate a spot that had a scrape in the area last year or put it near a very heavily used trail.

September 26, 2016

2016 Season Dates

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Find when your most anticipated hunting season opens and closes, along with your other favorite hunting season dates for the 2016 season.

September 13, 2016

Where To Place A Treestand

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One of the most asked questions in hunting is where to place a treestand or blind. I have found 3 places that seem to always be successful.

September 9, 2016

What’s in the Pack

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A backcountry hunt requires a long list of gear and preparation. This list provides a variety of essentials including hunting accessories, camping gear, survival kits, food prep, and a quality pack.

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

Cogburn CB4 Fat Tire Bike

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The Cogburn CB4 Bicycle is the ultimate option of the outdoorsman or woman with the desire to get deep into the backcountry. This bike has a multitude of options that will allow you to get deeper into the backcountry and see more terrain in comfort and speed.

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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Pro Hunts features big game hunts all over the west with some of the biggest names in professional sports. You will feel like you are right along on the hunt as you experience every step in Pro Hunts raw format. Hear from the athletes about their hunting stories, their experiences as a professional athlete and the steps it took to get there. With two complete seasons and a third being filmed this fall, Pro Hunts is quickly becoming a fan favorite with their exciting hunts and their entertaining guests.

August 18, 2016

Scent Control

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I am a big believer in two scent control companies on the market today: Dead Down Wind Evolve 3 and Nose Jammer. Dead Down Wind makes multiple products that I use during season and I truly feel they help mask the human odor.

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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.