Author: trophyhunter

April’s WORDS FROM THE PUBLISHER

The bass are starting to spawn, elk and deer have dropped their antlers, the rainbows are spawning, turkey season is in full swing, and bear season is just around the corner. It’s time to shed that case of cabin fever and hit the outdoors. Regardless of your passion, there is something going on right now and getting off the couch will extend your life. Staying in shape and enjoying the outdoors is the key to a long and happy life. Longtime Sportsman’s News fitness writer, Dan Staton, delivers some insight in this issue about fitness for life and making...

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Colorado’s Trophy Mule Deer Destination

By Michael Deming A glance through the record book will reveal that Colorado is the king when it comes to harvesting trophy mule deer. They range from the tops of the fourteen thousand foot peaks to the plains, and a trophy buck can come from any one of those places or somewhere in between. The world record typical was harvested back in 1972 in Delores County which is the Southwestern corner of the state and at 227” it is quite the spectacle. It’s safe to say that this area of the country definitely has the right genetics to deliver...

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A Roaring Good Time on New Zealand’s South Island

By Michael Deming The “rut” is a very special time of year to have a tag, regardless of the species you are hunting. These are usually limited opportunity hunts because they are putting you in the field when the animals are most vulnerable. This means your chance of that trophy of a lifetime is usually much greater. Whether we are talking about the bugling bulls in September, mulies or whitetail deer in November or big bruins in June, this is a great time to be in the field. On the opposite side of the equator, our spring is their...

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In Pursuit of the Trophy Dall Sheep

By Mike Deming Some of the very first articles I ever read about sheep hunting were from Jack O’Connor, in the faded pages of old sporting magazines that my great uncle had stacked up in the corner of his den. Jack was getting long in the tooth when most of these articles were written, but the tales of hardcore hunting in the north country grabbed my attention like nothing else. Yes, to the point that everything Jack wrote became like a bible to me. I was fortunate enough to get a copy of one of his books for a...

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November’s Words From the Publisher

From the minute animals start to sprout velvet growth on their heads, I enjoy my morning coffee looking at what my fellow outdoorsmen and women have been able to find in the woods. That eventually rolls into hunting season and we then get to see some of those trophies become a reality for many of those hunters. It shows the true dedication of many who hit the woods as well as those that truly do get lucky for that once in a lifetime animal. I don’t care if it’s an animal scouted, patterned, fed, followed, or just stumbled onto,...

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