If you had one shot…

The opportunity  Scenario 1 It’s the 9:30 am day 4 of late season mulies in the high country. You’ve been living out of your pack 6 miles from a road, physically tired and even more mentally drained. You’ve been glassing the same drainage all morning with no action, when out of nowhere a mature 4×4 at 522 yards casually stands …

Preparing a Case for Travel

2022 is turning into a year of amazing adventure.  The most exciting thing so far is my first trip to Alaska.  On top of that, I get to hunt a black bear while my husband has a wolf tag.  We are learning so many things about how to get ourselves ready and finding a safe way to transport our firearms …

Overcoming First Match Fears

As is the case in most sports,  most shooters experience fear, stress, nerves, and/or anxiety before a match. Not all stress is bad though, as you need some stress to be able to attain peak performance.  If you have ever competed in sport, you may have heard of the Yerkes-Dodson Curve. According to what is known as “The Yerkes-Dodson law,” …

Off-Season Hunting Gear Maintenance

For most of us, hunting season has sadly come to an end. Now that we find ourselves in the lull after hunting season, and won’t be back out until shed hunting and scouting trips, now is as good a time as any to service and maintain your gear. Most manufacturers will recommend certain products to use with their items, but …

Top Five Hunting Items Overlooked By New Hunters

With the recent surge in new hunters and it being that special time of year again, I wanted to share some of the items I overlooked as a new hunter, but consider important, if not necessary now. Hunting can be an overwhelming adventure with oftentimes a steep learning curve. Don’t let that deter you from one of the most rewarding …

Guided or DIY Hunts

There is no doubt in my mind that hunting is one of the most incredible adventures that I ever imagined.  It is also one of the most infuriating, scary, frustrating, and even grueling things that I have ever tried.  I have only been hunting the mountains of Utah for 7 years, but in that time I have sustained blisters, blood, …

Five Affordable Tips To Improve Your Handloads

With recent times plaguing the factory ammunition supply and a surge in new gun owners, many have turned to handloading to fill their ammunition needs. While some might feel that as long as the round goes off without the gun blowing up is a successful handload, hopefully the majority are wanting to produce the highest quality handloads they are capable …

What is the best caliber for a Sniper?

What is the best caliber for a sniper? This is one of those topics that sometimes gets misconstrued by new shooters at the beginning of their long range journey. It is not a simple “one cartridge fits all” type of answer, and it shouldn’t be. There are a ton of factors that go into this question that have to be …

Big Game Basics for Beginners

Every hunter wants to be successful.  New hunters face a myriad of challenges, and often find very little information to help them as they get started in hunting.  I did not come from a hunting family, but luckily my husband and his family were raised hunting.  Here are 3 very important tips on how to get started on becoming a …

Why We Owe So Much To The 30-06

In a world full of cartridge bullies, why is it that you have to justify shooting a 30-06 Springfield, when that cartridge is the grandfather to everything we hold near and dear today. From mice, to moose, this cartridge has long been at the top of what people consider to be the caliber of choice. So much so that even …