Field Tip: Rifle Field Care
Every hunter should understand and prioritize taking care of their rifle and optics in the field. When the time comes to take a shot, knowing that the rifle has been cared for through adverse conditions will bring you peace of mind and lead to better shooting. I protect my optics […]
Vortex Optics LHT 4.5–22×50 FFP Riflescope
The Vortex Optics LHT riflescope hits the sweet spot between magnification and weight. A maximum zoom of 22x will be sufficient for most realistic hunting situations. It is built with the quality, durability and reliability we have come to expect from Vortex Optics. If you are looking for a riflescope, […]
Use of Rests in the Field for Shooting (bipod/pack/tree/tripod)
Field shooting while hunting poses numerous challenges to new and experienced hunters alike. The biggest challenge will be the hunter themselves: “buck fever,” stress, nerves, pressure, whatever you want to call it. Seeing the animal of a lifetime within shooting range raises the adrenaline, unlike anything else. Taking the shot […]
A Fantastic Wallet
I’ve been using this fantastic wallet from Ekster for a few months, and I can highly recommend it. If you are looking for a slim and functional wallet, you need to check out Ekster’s selection. Use my link for a discount, and upgrade how you carry your cards.
Mountain Hunting Gear List
Gear selection for mountain hunting is a skill that takes foresight and a willingness to take some risks. I recommend taking as little as possible. You won’t find many “nice to haves” on this list.
Field Tip: Optics for Two Hunters
When selecting what optics to bring into the field, the first thing to know is that a spotting scope is always required. Spotting scopes provide the ability to properly evaluate an animal’s calibre and help you decide whether getting closer is necessary. You will also spot bedded or well-hidden game […]
My Mountain Hunting Tripod
When I’m packing for a mountain hunt, there are a few items that I will never forget at home and which form the basis of hunting style. Binoculars (10×42) and a binocular case, spotting scope (27–65×85), rifle, bullets. You get the idea. The final component of the necessary hardware is […]
Field Tip: Tripod Shooting for Yukon-Alaska Moose
I've been hunting moose for more years than I can remember, but it's only recently that I've started to use a tripod for shooting. How well does the tripod lend itself to hunting moose in the Yukon? Can a moose hunter use a tripod to improve hunting success in terrain with high brush and other obstacles?
The BEST Tripod Head I’ve Used for Mountain Hunting
What should you look for in a mountain hunting tripod head? Is this a piece of gear you should ignore, or can it be a link in your hunting chain that improves your odds of success? The answer to this question is an emphatic “yes”. There is no point putting […]
Tripod, or Bipod, or Both?
Should I leave my bipod behind if I have a great tripod? That’s a new question for me, as I’ve only been shooting from a tripod for a few short years. I’ve always carried the bipod with me. I’ve loved shooting sheep, and other mountain species off the bipod as […]
Tripods for Shooting
I've been hunting for a long time, but it's only been in the past couple of years that I started looking to my tripod as a shooting platform. Tripods are standard equipment for military, law enforcement and precision shooters, and hunters don't appreciate how much steadier a shot from a tripod can be. If you’ve never shot from your tripod, watch my video to learn more.
There are many tripods out there, and selecting one is not an easy decision. Which type of tripod will work best for you will depend mainly on the type of hunting you do and the conditions of a typical shot. If you’ve never used a tripod for shooting, you are […]