Author: trophyhunter

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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Best Waterfowl Hunting in the West

By Mike Deming As we pulled into the field, I felt a little awkward knowing that we were setting up decoys in what felt like the middle of a sub-division. However, I quickly got over it as legal shooting light arrived. We were facing west with the Colorado Rockies being our backdrop and literally thousands of geese in the horizon headed our way. Travis Reininger, who is the owner of Stillwater Outfitters, was our guide and sitting right next to me. So while we waited for the geese to close the distance, I was able to get the rundown...

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Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range

By Mike Deming For decades, I’ve had custom rifles built to give me the most accurate firearm possible. When the Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter hit the market, I was fortunate enough to field test one for several months. It performed as well if not better than my $5,000 custom rifles, so when the X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range rifle was announced, I immediately put in a request to get one in my hands. Due to the high demand, it took a while for my rifle to show up. I had requested it in my favorite caliber, which is...

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October’s Words from the Publisher

Indian summer is what they call this time of year. It has been extremely hot so far in September, with the mercury being higher than many days in August. However, the hunting season dates don’t change because we aren’t getting the weather we want. This is where years of experience in the same unit truly pays off. My phone constantly blows up this time of year, with people in a panic about burning their coveted tag that they have waited so many years to draw. They applied for years and in some situations, decades in hopes of getting a...

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