Columnist Matt Gibble walks though the Colorado backcountry with his traditional archery equipment.
Your Backcountry Bowhunting Packing List

A comprehensive list of everything you need while on a backpack archery hunt in the…

A whitetail buck stands in a deciduous woods. He looks like he smells the photographer. Big green trees are in the background.
Does Scent Control Matter in Deer Hunting?

Scent control plays a large part in hunting deer with success Have you ever sat…

A bowhunter nocks an arrow while at target practice.
7 Exercises All Bowhunters Should Be Doing

Basic exercises you should be doing to stay in shape for bow season Here on…

A bull elk bugling in the Rocky Mountains.
How to Set Up an Elk Decoy
A dead elk lies in brush after being shot.
Strike a Balance: Advice from a Seasoned Elk Hunter

Spending the last 10 autumns weaving between aspens and pines has taught me a few things about…

A thick conifer forest with a road running through it.
Dark Timber

Why this neck of the woods always feels so enchanting The average person or hiker…

Four deer quarters sit in a backpack.
When Perseverance Pays Off

By Michael Cravens The sun rose while I searched. I never found the ‘X’ I made…

A river runs blue through a forest in autumn.
An Espoused Archer: A First-Time Bowhunter’s Missourian Whitetail Hunt

It wasn’t until the age of 22, after three seasons attempted, that I harvested my…