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Spring 2015

Ultimate Rush

Departments

The Opener  6

Editor’s Tracks  8

Hunt Alaska Online  10

Hunting for a Compliment 12

Gear Shop 14

Technical Talk 18

After the Shot 20

Ballistics & Ammo 22

Life on the Ledge 24

Shooting for the Field 26

Red Gold  28

Backcountry Safety 30

Hunt Alaska Recipe 70

Advertiser Index 72

Last Shot 74

Features

Couldn’t Ask for Better by Billy Molls 

Moose reign supreme for a large percentage of Alaska big-game hunters, and veteran guide and author Billy Molls invites us along for a signature hunt in the Alaska bush.

Goat Obsession by Bjorn Dihle 

There’s nothing like being in goat country for the author, and here he takes us along into the precipitous alpine world of these magnificent animals, searching for just the right billy to bring home. 

Tagged Out! by Louis Cusack 

Some of the most rugged landscapes in North America await on the Alaska Peninsula, which is also home to some of the largest trophy-class brown bears in the world. Join Alaskan hunter Louis Cusack as he ventures into this remote setting in search of his own trophy.

More Bang for Your Buck by John Whipple 

Hunting Alaska is hardly cheap, but here John Whipple explains how to get more mileage from your hunting budget, passing along several ideas to help you maximize your dollar and your chances for success.

Ultimate Rush by Lon Lauber 

If you want to experience the ultimate rush, try bowhunting Dall sheep on a solo adventure. In the course of learning just what kind of mettle you’re made of, you’ll also experience one of the greatest wilderness hunts available.

Ducks of the High Arctic by Paul D. Atkins 

Northwest Alaska is a well-kept secret when it comes to duck hunting, yet it boasts some of the best waterfowling in the world. With so much water and available habitat, the adventure can be limitless. All you need is a way to get there, the proper license and a shotgun.