Great Outdoors

A good map will get you there — and back

October 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

JD from the radio station sent me a message the other day asking me where I get my maps. I used to just buy the USGS maps at the nearest sporting goods store. Over the years, [...]

It’s the mishaps that make hunts special

October 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got [...]

You can keep summer — I’ll take fall

September 30, 2021 // 0 Comments

Some people live for the winter, when they can strap a pair of planks to their feet and rocket down a snow-covered slope at break-neck speed. Others look forward to the [...]

Know the rules so you don’t break them

September 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

Some game violations are committed out of pure disregard for the law, and some are just simple mistakes. But there are a few that seem to be the most common offenses every [...]

Hunting does and cows helps the herds

September 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

Wildlife populations in Wyoming are no longer capable of keeping themselves in check. When the West became populated with people who changed the landscape with homes, cities, [...]

I admit I miss things about North Dakota

September 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

I was born and raised in Wyoming, and I’ve spent nearly my entire life here. The only exceptions were a couple of years I spent going to college in Colorado, and seven [...]

Camo isn’t the magic weapon, but it helps

September 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

The whole purpose of camouflage clothing is to break up your outline. Game animals know that humans are probably their most dangerous predators, and they have a very healthy [...]

Don’t skip sighting in your rifle

September 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

I don’t know what causes scopes to get out of alignment, but even the best ones do it. Whether it’s springs or something inside the scope that slowly lose their strength, [...]

Deer might not hear as well as we think

September 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

For as long as humans have been hunting deer, and especially mule deer, we’ve assumed deer can hear much better than we can. Their ears are basically radar dishes perched [...]
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