The Opener 6
Editor’s Tracks 8
Hunting for a Compliment 10
Gear Shop 14
Wing Shooting 18
In the Field 22
Technical Talk 24
After the Shot 28
Hunt Alaska Recipe 76
Advertiser Index 79
Last Shot 80
In Pursuit of the Perfect Bird Gun 52
Longtime bird hunter Jim McCann shares what to look for when selecting the perfect bird gun.
A River of Antlers 32
Associate Editor Scott Haugen tells of his experience hunting caribou in a remote Alaska village.
Bear-Thirty: Monster Bruins and the Coast 38
Ryan Schmidt gets some beautiful brownies and he shares with readers pointers on what to look for and how to be successful.
First Time’s a Charm 46
William Foster shot a monster ram his first time sheep hunting and you can try too. Here’s how.
Extreme Hunting 60
Paul Atkins hunts musk ox in the harshest conditions. Join him as he prepares for this epic hunt.
Hunting the Competition: Predators of Alaska 64
Predators compete with hunters for many types of Alaska game. Steve Meyer gives you a primer on how to even the score.
Weather from Hell, Hunting from Heaven 68
Lon E. Lauber stalks deer in the high winds and sleet in Kodiak.