“Keep your stick on the ice, eh?” Kelly Wiebe signed off and stashed his cell phone back in its cubby hole. He turned and raised his eyebrows as he dropped the pickup in gear and continued down the gravel road.
I had never missed a shot I had been so sure of in my life, and didn’t understand what had happened. I kept telling myself that I must have flinched, just to ease the burn.
Spring shed hunting gives you great insight on what happened since you left your favorite hunting spot. I found numerous deer carcasses in one location. And since all the dead bucks I discovered had already shed their antlers, I surmised a late storm put the final whammy on stressed deer right before the spring break.
I was edgy—and the guys at the NAHC office Were calling me “Nervous Nancy,” which turned my face red every time. I’d never been hunting Out West before; in fact, I’d never even seen a live pronghorn.
Appropriate firepower for my western pronghorn trip needed to be completely different from what I was used to in the Midwest. For help, I leaned on some experts.
Pronghorns didn’t have large horns in Montana in 2008—at least not in the part of the state where I prefer to hunt.
Adventure and intrigue are intrinsic qualities that make a Sitka blacktail hunt on Alaska's Kodiak Island so memorable.
Pronghorn hunting remains one of the West’s most affordable, easily accessible hunting adventures. In states where their numbers have historically been the highest—Wyoming and Montana—tags remain relatively easy to draw.
I was resting on my stiff cot during the night of Nov. 12, 2007, looking out the room’s lone window. At age 13, my first hunting trip in Nebraska had been short and sweet.
My dad was determined to raise his sons with plenty of father/son bonding time—a relational cornerstone that eluded him while growing up. He chose several activities for us to enjoy together; however, to this day, hunting is one we come back to every year.