Tips for Bagging Black Bears

Monday, April 01 2013 4:41 pm - for Bear Hunting
Whether you hunt them in spring on a trip to a Canada or during fall in the U.S., the black bears are among the most fascinating of all big game animals. They can be pursued in a wide variety of ways, from driving to glassing and stalking, still hunting to chasing with hounds, floating rivers to watching bait. The pelt makes a great addition to any den or living room, and a bear shoulder mount on the wall is always a rich conversation piece. To top it off, bear meat is delicious — like a combination of rich beef and…
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With the amount of tournament organizations that are available to fish, there are some considerations to make when deciding on which one to fish. One of the items to consider is whether or not it’s in the format of a boater/non-boater or if it is a team event. In this post, we are going to discuss the boater/non-boater format.  The boater/non-boater format is a good way for someone to get introduced to the sport of bass tournaments without making the financial obligations it takes to fish on a tournament circuit. A non-boater doesn’t have to spend the $50,000+ on a…
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Backcountry Camping

Thursday, October 25 2012 10:33 am - for Camping Destinations
If you leave the stove at home, build a fire, and don't forget to bring weatherproof matches just in case. Backcountry camping is the ultimate in outdoor adventures. There's an element of excitement every time you head into the back country. But just because it's tough country doesn't mean that you have to sleep in your cowboy boots and underwear and eat Ramen noodles. There are a few items that will make your trip immensely more enjoyable and comfortable whether you backpack in or pack in on horses. Let's start off with backpacking. Weight of course is precious so ounces…
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A Bear Hunting Trip

Saturday, October 20 2012 8:44 am - for Bear Hunting
The author's nephew Ben Weston, back for a short break from Afghanistan, poses with a 6-foot bear skin. My brother-in-law and the kids came out to visit us in Idaho one year. While here, my 16 year old nephew Monty said, "Uncle Tom, could I come out bear hunting?" I said sure. To make a long story short, he missed a big one. Ever since then he's had a burning desire to come back and get a bear. So after a year of planning he and his younger brother Tom Robert flew in to Boise. One afternoon we took out…
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