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 […]

Field Tip: Absolute Confidence

As mountain hunters, we go to great expense and effort to access remote areas. Some of us pay an outfitter to take us in pursuit of game that would be otherwise unattainable. As passionate hunters, we wait months, years or even decades for a single opportunity at a Dall’s Sheep, […]

Field Tip: Dry Firing

I find an opportunity on almost every hunt to practice dry firing. If you don’t know what dry firing is, it’s simply firing the weapon without any ammunition in the chamber. Always ensure that the weapon is not loaded and that your magazine is empty. Dry firing is very common […]

Nutrition for Mountain Hunting – Eating on the Go

I’ve had a lot of questions over the years about what we eat when we are mountain hunting. When it comes to mountain hunting, I have one priority: coming out of the hills with the best ram or billy I can. All my decisions are made with that goal in […]

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.

Tripod Selection

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 […]

How I Carry my Rifle

I want to talk about how I carry my rifle on a mountain hunt. My technique is likely slightly different from what I see most hunters doing. Keep in mind that I am speaking specifically about mountain hunting, which involves days and days of hiking and only a few moments, […]