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Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80

I have had the privilege of using and testing the Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80 over the last couple of years. The Beartooth 80 is a great pack with a lot of pluses to it and is a pack that I highly recommend to even the most avid hunter and outdoorsman. I began using the Beartooth…

Triclawps Solo Shooting Saddle

Through guiding, I have had the opportunity to test the Triclawps Solo Shooting Saddle extensively in a variety of different shooting situations. I can say that this is an excellent product, hands down! Most of my testing has been done during the spring bear season in western Montana. This is a spot and stalk hunt…

MSR Access 1 Tent

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I have a serious problem when it comes to buying new gear and testing it out. One of my favorite things to do in the world is camping in the backcountry, so that has me buying new tents all of the time to see what is the best. I recently purchased the Access 1 from…

Bighorn Sheep Reintroduced to Tendoy Mountains

A monumental day in Montana Bighorn Sheep history occurred on February 19, 2021, when Montana Fish & Wildlife Parks reintroduced a herd of 26 bighorn sheep into the Tendoy Mountains early that Friday morning. The Tendoy Mountains haven’t seen bighorn sheep since the eradication of the previous herd in 2015. Montana’s overall sheep population has…

Washington Spring Bear Season Under Threat of Closure

Chloe Powell, February 1, 2021 You may have heard about bear hunting in several states which are undergoing the threat of permanent closures. Washington State in particular is currently undergoing the threat of lawsuits by two WA sisters, Martha Hall of Anacortes and Sharon Stroble of Seattle.  This took place after the WDFW went ahead…

Vortex Fury HD 5000 Rangefinding Binoculars

This won’t be the first time I’ve written about binoculars with built-in rangefinding capability. Why? Because I love them. But my purpose here isn’t to persuade you that you need a pair. Whether you use conventional binoculars and a handheld rangefinder, or rangefinding binoculars is entirely up to you. There are upsides and downfalls to…

Must-Have Women’s Sitka Gear for Spring Bear

Must-Have Sitka Gear for Spring Bear Author: Sarah Thorne Finding comfortable gear that gets the job done can be challenging. When it comes to hunting in the backcountry the right gear can make or break a hunt. That is why the Sitka Women’s Big Game line has some of my favorite camo pieces. They are…

QuickFire Fire Starters

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QuickFire Author: Eric Deneault Quick Fire is the ultimate fire starter. This fire starter is 100 percent waterproof and is easy to start under any condition. While guiding and personal backcountry adventures I have been able to test these to the fullest. On a wet rainy day I was able to get a fire started…

Grayl Geopress Purifier

Posted in: Field Test

Grayl Geopress Purifier Author: Eric Deneault As an outdoor enthusiast, I have had the pleasure of using the Grayl Geopress purifier on a backcountry Mountain goat hunt, back country archery elk hunt and also while guiding big game in western Montana. The Grayl Goepress purifier is hands down the best water filtration system I have…

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