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 golden brown venison pot pie in a cast iron on a stovetop.
Venison Pot Pie with Wild Mushrooms

A delicious way to cook up venison stew meat topped with pastry There is nothing…

Rare venison tenderloin rests on a wooden cutting board. It is smothered in sage pesto.
Venison Tenderloin with Fresh Sage Pesto

A delicious way to enjoy both a tenderloin and fresh, fragrant herbs Nothing seals the…

Fresh venison hangs in Hunt to Eat Argali game bags.
Hanging and Aging Venison Meat

A breakdown of why and how you should hang and age your venison There’s an…

A bull elk bugling in the Rocky Mountains.
How to Set Up an Elk Decoy
A herd of cow elk rest in a snowy meadow.
Call It In: Hunters Don’t Tolerate Poachers

When I was a kid, I spent time hiking in the woods by my house.…

A sun sets over a vast mountain range
Shadows Below the Ridge

How learning to accept the darkness made me a better hunter When the treetops mimic…

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…

A mountain towers over autumn trees.
The River Elk

Every hunter’s had that moment; the one you realized you’ve found your true north. Something clicks,…