Dermestid Beetles for European-Mount Taxidermy

Known as a pest to some, beetles are frequently found in the dark corners of a home, devouring hair, wool, fur, grains, flour and the like. However, Dermestid beetles also consume the flesh of dead animals, which has made them Read More...

Dermestid Beetles for European-Mount Taxidermy2021-02-15T10:25:14-08:00

2016 Archery Trade Show Association New Product Reviews

I have been attending the annual Archery Trade Association Show for the past 6 years. This 3-day dealer trade show is the bowhunting industry’s largest, intended to promote commerce within the industry. This year it was held in the Louisville, KY, Read More...

2016 Archery Trade Show Association New Product Reviews2017-11-04T20:04:20-08:00

Five Steps to Hunting Better Moose

I could see the bull long before I got to him; he wasn’t a monster, but he was legal and respectable nonetheless. It was also the last day of our seven-day hunt and probably the last chance I would have Read More...

Five Steps to Hunting Better Moose2021-02-15T10:09:10-08:00

CAST and BLASTs Across Alaska

Cast-and-blast is the generic term for fishing and hunting in the same trip. This blog will highlight several such opportunities across the state. Elfin Cove: Extreme Cast and Blast Salmon shark, or Lamna ditropis, is an apex predator in Alaska waters Read More...

CAST and BLASTs Across Alaska2017-10-13T03:21:32-08:00

Kodiak Bear Hunt

On the last morning of a ten-day bear hunt in Kiliuda Bay on Kodiak Island, my dad and I were feeling fairly spent, as well as dehydrated, sunburnt and a bit dejected about not having gotten close to a big Read More...

Kodiak Bear Hunt2017-10-13T03:29:30-08:00

The Modern Day Chuck Wagon

Recently I spent several days of trailing behind a string of horses on a Polaris Ranger 6x6 while exploring the Alaska backcountry near Eureka. We were searching for grizzlies and grayling in no certain order.   In my mind I was Read More...

The Modern Day Chuck Wagon2017-10-13T03:32:51-08:00

Becoming a Hunter at 30

I did not know what I was doing. Having recently moved to Kodiak, Alaska I found myself on the side of a steep unnamed mountain, in soaking wet Carhartts toting a school bag for a hunting pack and a rifle Read More...

Becoming a Hunter at 302021-02-15T10:09:54-08:00

Hunting the Haul Road

By Steve Meyer The “Haul Road,” otherwise known as the Dalton Highway, is a 400-mile stretch of gravel, broken pavement, frost heaves, potholes and sharp drop-offs without the benefit of guard rails, but also what is arguably the most spectacular scenery Read More...

Hunting the Haul Road2017-10-13T03:39:58-08:00

Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it’s a big deal

By Bjorn Dihle When I was 19, I encountered my first wood bison. I was riding a mountain bike across Canada, near Liard Hot Springs in British Columbia, when I saw a hulking animal in the ditch. I stopped on Read More...

Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it’s a big deal2021-02-15T10:10:31-08:00

Wolverine: the Mad Max of the Wilderness

By Bjorn Dihle Wolverine have long been mythologized and misportrayed, so much so that when most people think of the species they envision actor Hugh Jackman's chiseled abs, pulsating pecks and ridiculously tight pants. This is a nasty example of Read More...

Wolverine: the Mad Max of the Wilderness2021-02-15T10:17:29-08:00

Small Game Alaska

By Paul D. Atkins   As we pushed our way through the waist deep snow the big snowshoe hare just sat there and waited. His “white” camouflage blended perfectly with the snow, but not quite good enough to keep me, Read More...

Small Game Alaska2021-02-15T10:26:27-08:00

The Flux and Flow of Caribou

By Bjorn Dihle The origin of the word “caribou” comes from Newfoundland's Micmac First Nation clan, the Yalipu. Yalipu roughly translates as “snow-shoveler”—caribou shovel through the snow with their sharp hooves to access lichens and other vegetation. I've been fascinated Read More...

The Flux and Flow of Caribou2017-10-13T03:55:44-08:00

Archery Gear for the New Year

By Joni Kiser The 2015 Archery Trade Show (ATA) took place this year in Indianapolis, IN. Although the show is a huge event, it is actually closed to the public and is primarily an order-writing event for dealers. The show is attended Read More...

Archery Gear for the New Year2021-02-15T10:26:57-08:00

Cold Weather Bowhunter

By Paul D. Atkins My hands were freezing and the thought of drawing back a bow in such cold weather scared me. But the musk ox bull in front of me couldn't wait, so wrapped in several layers of clothes, Read More...

Cold Weather Bowhunter2021-02-15T10:27:40-08:00

On Point with Steve Meyer

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge/U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service has once again usurped the authority of the State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game management.  They have closed the brown bear season on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) indefinitely.  Read More...

On Point with Steve Meyer2021-02-10T11:34:17-08:00

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