Mounting a riflescope may seem like a daunting and overly technical task, not to mention how integral a proper mount is to shooting accurate and ethical shots in the field. But with the right tools and a little patience, you can ensure your optic is mounted properly, right at home, providing season-after-season of performance.
As hunters, we’re always looking for that extra edge, or bit of information to help us find success in the field. Heck, that’s half the fun. Add this off-the-wall tactic courtesy of Remi Warren to your elk hunting repertoire and you may be rewarded with a big bull right in your lap.
If you’re reading this, you might already have an animal down in the field, and you’re wondering how to pick up a blood trail that seemed to vaporize into thin air. Or, like most hunters, you know that horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach when you know you’ve hit an animal, and you can’t seem to track it down. Either way, there’s one thing you can do: Call in the dogs.
While it may lack the visual glory of glassing in the mountain west, and you might not be chasing as grand or storied game, whitetail hunters working the corn fields and oak forests of the Midwest encounter plenty of challenges when it comes to choosing the right optics.
With hunting season right around the corner, one thing a lot of hunters are looking into is monolithic-style bullets. (Bullets that do not include a jacket.) Some states restrict certain types of ammunition because of lead contamination, and there’s some research we’ll get into that shows lead can contaminate your meat.
Wide-open vistas and whiffs of sage and ponderosa pine inspire bowhunters to flock westward each fall for adventures on rolling prairies and remote mountains. After months of dissecting your gear list and studying maps, you watch in awe as the sun sprawls across a landscape that’s entirely new to you.
We were 6 days into a backcountry mule deer hunt in Colorado. My brother and I had been looking forward to this hunt all year long. This was a newer type of hunt for us, taking place up above tree line, and setting us in pursuit of velvet high country bucks.