Author: trophyhunter

October’s Words From the Publisher

Hunting season is in full swing now and we have already been in the field nonstop with friends, customers, and Pro Member Sweepstakes winners. I always enjoy these experiences with others more than getting to be the hunter myself. I remember my grandfather and great uncle telling me this exact thing when I was young and couldn’t get enough of being the hunter. I guess I’ve finally reached the pinnacle of my hunting career when I would rather see others be successful. Don’t get me wrong, I still love to be out there and have a tag in my...

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Elk Hunting Essentials

By Mike Deming Growing up in the west and specifically in Colorado gave me an opportunity that many don’t have – The ability to get a tag and hunt elk each and every year. As I got older, I extended my range of hunting elk to other western states. I started hunting them with archery gear and muzzleloaders as well. I began scouting for elk early in the summer and watched them grow those huge magnificent velvet antlers. I also started hunting for those pieces of brown gold in the spring, which had been dropped on the winter range,...

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September’s Words From the Publisher

Evolution! Wikipedia says this is the change in heritable characteristics. Basically, it is an adaption of change over a period of time and as I sit down to write this, Sportsman’s News is evolving. We have been the official publication of Sportsman’s Warehouse for the past 14 years. We have also been doing the Sportsman’s News Television DVD series since September of 2006. We have sold approximately 2-million DVDs during this time. It is amazing how our quality of production has evolved during this same period. We have constantly been changing in this area; standard definition all the way...

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Deep in the Backcountry for Bugling Bulls

By Michael Deming Cool crisp mornings, dew on the grass, and the ever-changing colors of the foliage are all prime indicators that it’s time. September is the time of year that every elk hunter anticipates. It’s the time where those big old nasty bulls come out of the dark timber and throw caution to the wind; they let out those distinct whistles we refer to as bugles that let the world know where they are hiding. This is a very special time of year to be in the field with a tag in your pocket. Most states reserve this...

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American Bison in the West with Rancho de Chavez

By Mike Deming In the beginning of the 19th century, the American bison roamed the plains by the millions. The massive herds were an extremely impressive sight. What we did to them as a society is utterly appalling and doesn’t show the hunters or should I say killers in a very good light. These majestic animals were taken to near extinction. However, protection and conservation have brought them back to huntable numbers for a select few and only in a small number of states. These are once-in-a-lifetime hunt opportunities, if you are fortunate enough to draw a tag, but...

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