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FEATURE STORY

Hard-Core?

It is common in hunting circles to refer to those who spend considerable time scouting for game, testing new equipment, reviewing maps, referencing hunt tables and draw odds, and keeping themselves conditioned, as “hard-core”. This story is a tribute to some hard-core hunters who helped change my perceptions of what that title means.

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TIPS & TACTICS

ISSUE 162

MRS:  Montana’s Top OTC Elk Areas

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Want to hunt elk in Montana? Read this first!

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MRS: 2017 Montana General Deer

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Are you ready for deer season in Montana? Check this out!

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Do You Really Need a $600 Jacket?

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The budget-conscious hunter still gets haunted by the question, do you really need a $600 jacket?

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ISSUE 161

Identifying the Problem

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Knowing the animal you hunt is a top priority.

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Colorado Tag Reduction

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Alert! If you applied for deer in the Gunnison area, GMUs 54, 55, 551, 66 or 67 - listen up.

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Eastern Oregon Tags Take a Dive

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The Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife announced drastic tag cuts..

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ISSUE 161

The 10 Commandments of Elk Hunting

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There is the tactical side of the hunt, the physical side, and of course the mental side..

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High Pressure Gold – Trophy Bulls off the Grid

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Hunting late season, high-pressured elk has shaped me into the hunter I am.

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ISSUE 160

Sheep Judging Fundamentals

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Judging horned animals is one of the most difficult things a hunter can master.

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Rewarming Drill: To Build A Fire?

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I turn in step with Barklow, and we plunge off the ice shelf into the knee-deep run of icy water..

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Oregon MRS: Goat

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Ready to hunt a goat in Oregon? Read this first!

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Oregon MRS: Sheep

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Probably the best reason to hunt Oregon is Oregon’s bighorn sheep..

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Oregon MRS: Pronghorn

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Wondering about the pronghorn in Oregon? Check this out!

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Oregon MRS: Elk

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Read this to learn about hunting trophy elk in Oregon.

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Oregon MRS: Deer

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So you want to hunt deer in Oregon? Here's what you need to know.

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Wyoming MRS: Deer

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The outlook was really starting to look up for Wyoming’s mule deer herd..

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Washington MRS: Sheep

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Here's what you need to know about hunting bighorn sheep in Washington!

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Washington MRS: Elk

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Pursuing the ever-elusive wapiti is just as difficult in Washington State as it is anywhere in the West.

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Wyoming MRS: Pronghorn

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If you want a chance at killing a Boone and Crockett-qualifying antelope, you have to seriously consider Wyoming.

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Washington MRS: Mountain Goat

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Washington provides a high quality hunt with high quality goats for those who are lucky enough to draw the tags.

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Washington MRS: Moose

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Want to hunt moose in Washington? Here's what you need to know.

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Washington MRS: Deer

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Although Washington is not well represented in the record books, make no mistake – there are trophy quality bucks to be found..

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Nevada MRS: Sheep

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If there was ever an opportunity state for bighorn sheep, Nevada is it.

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Nevada MRS: Pronghorn

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Here's what you need to know about hunting antelope in Nevada..

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Nevada MRS: Mountain Goat

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The population estimate for 2016 was 330 for a healthy population of Rocky Mountain goats, which translated to a miniscule 12 tags.

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Nevada MRS: Elk

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Want to kill a big bull? Here is your plan to find out how!

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Nevada MRS: Deer

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Want to hunt deer in Nevada?

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Wyoming MRS: Sheep

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Want to hunt sheep in Wyoming? Read this first!

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Wyoming MRS: Mountain Goat

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Here’s a news flash for us all - Wyoming’s mountain goat population is exploding!

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Wyoming MRS: Moose

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Wyoming’s Shiras’ moose herd seems to have stabilized, at least for now.

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Wyoming MRS: Bison

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Wyoming alone accounts for nearly 35% of the Boone and Crockett bison entries over the past 10 years.

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Utah MRS: Sheep

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Want to hunt sheep in Utah?

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Utah MRS: Pronghorn

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Ready to hunt antelope in Utah? Let us help you.

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Utah MRS: Mountain Goat

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In 2017, we will see few changes in Rocky Mountain goat management in Utah.

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Utah MRS: Moose

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Read this for what you need to know about moose hunting in Utah!

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Utah MRS: Elk

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Here's what you need to know about hunting elk in Utah..

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Utah MRS: Deer

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Want to hunt deer in Utah? Let us help you out.

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Utah MRS: Bison

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Here's what you need to know about bison hunting in Utah..

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New Mexico MRS: Exotic Species

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Hunting exotics in New Mexico? Read this first!

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New Mexico MRS: Sheep

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The Rockies and deserts continue to do really well, and for New Mexico these truly are the good old days and they will keep getting better.

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New Mexico MRS: Sheep

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The Rockies and deserts continue to do really well, and for New Mexico these truly are the good old days and they will keep getting better.

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New Mexico MRS: Pronghorn

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Next to Wyoming, New Mexico has dominated the record books and should be on your list for world-class pronghorns.

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New Mexico MRS: Elk

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New Mexico offers outstanding elk hunting opportunities and everyone has an even chance at drawing a tag every year.

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New Mexico MRS: Deer

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Hunting deer in New Mexico? Check this out.

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Montana MRS: Elk

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Everything you need to know about elk hunting in Montana..

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Montana MRS: Mule Deer

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Hunting mule deer in Montana? Read this first!

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ISSUE 159

The Poaching Epidemic

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Game wardens and wildlife law enforcement officers have a pretty unique job.

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ISSUE 158

Christmas Gear Picks

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Christmas ideas for your favorite hunter from our experienced staff at Eastmans' Hunting Journals...

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ISSUE 157

Checkmate – Making the Perfect Stalk

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Stalking in on trophy caliber animals is an art.

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ISSUE 157

In Defense of Hunting – Part 1

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Ever get a horrified look when you tell someone you hunt?

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ISSUE 157

8 Tips for Next Level Hunting Photography

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As hunters, we know there is so much more to a hunt than just the days afield.

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ISSUE 156

Mapping Your Way to Success

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Knowing your way around any given area you want to hunt is a critical for lots of reasons.

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ISSUE 156

The ABC’s for GIANT Antelope

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Antelope hunting is probably one of the most enjoyable hunts the West has to offer.

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ISSUE 156

Montana’s Top OTC Elk Areas

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Year in and year out some great bulls are taken in general hunt districts in Montana.

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ISSUE 155

High Odds Limited Quota Units

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I had just harvested my biggest bull to date and I wasn’t about to have him become bear bait..

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ISSUE 155

Bull Down, Now WHAT?

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A how-to guide to breaking down your bull elk for extraction from the backcountry.

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ISSUE 154

7 Tips, Tricks and Tactics to Help Perfect Your Stalk

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Learning how to hedge your bets on the perfect stalk can make all the difference.

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ISSUE 153

Hunting Mule Deer Like a Pro

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Big mule deer are some of the toughest, most prized trophies out West.

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ISSUE 152

Mule Deer - Early vs. Late

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The key to hunting big bucks may just be a seasonal adjustment away.

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ISSUE 151

Truck Camping for Success

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Knowing the right ways use your truck while hunting vast tracks of land can be a huge benefit.

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ISSUE 150

So You Want to be a Better Hunter?

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Being a consistently successful DIY, public land hunter is like any sport. It takes time to become skilled and can never be mastered.

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ISSUE 149

What’s Your Breaking Point?

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I have been part of more than my fair share of heavy pack-outs. The one I undertook last fall was bordering on my physical and mental limits.

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ISSUE 148

Steep Angle Shooting

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It’s day 9 of a once in a lifetime 10-day sheep hunt. You waited 17 years to draw the tag and have ascended more than 3,500 feet...

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ISSUE 147

90%er

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“10% of the hunters kill 90% of the animals.” So if 10% of the hunters kill 90% of the game, what are the other 90% doing wrong?

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ISSUE 145

Big Bulls on the Rebound: A short guide to hunting reclusive, post-rut bulls.

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But the question still remains, how can we hunt this type of bull effectively? My short answer is, patience and experience.

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ISSUE 143

Find More Elk: The World’s Shortest How-To

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Elk are where you find them – the end. This seems like a bit of a joke and it is to some degree, but this is also a very solid truth.

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