ATC STC Lede

First Look: Swarovski 17-40x56mm Compact Spotting Scopes

Swarovski has announced its new ATC and STC line of compact spotting scopes. With a removable half shell, these spotters can be used with or without a tripod.

First Look: Alps OutdoorZ Elite Backcountry Pack System

Alps OutdoorZ has announced a new frame and pack system developed for backcountry hunters: the ultralight, modular Elite frame and pack bags.

Choosing the Best Optics Setup for Western Big-Game Hunting

An ideal optics setup for Western big-game hunting includes a binocular, spotting scope, rangefinder and riflescope. Here’s how to choose the best of each for your needs.  

Why You Should Hunt Low-Odds Elk Units

Don’t ignore elk locales that offer low odds of success. You’ll find the hunting pressure in them is nil, and when you do find elk, you can usually kill them.

First Look: Covert Optics Binoculars

From alpine slopes to desert floors to the whitetail woods, Covert Optics 8X42mms and 10X42mms are made to help hunters dissect the details of wild landscapes to uncover a prospective target animal, or accurately size up a cruising buck in the distance.

Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 and SX-4

Associate Editor David Herman takes a pair of Leupold BX-5 Santiam binoculars and an SX-4 Pro Guide spotting scope afield to scout the Sonoran mountains.

Leupold Announces the Return of "Project Hunt"

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has announced the return of the Project Hunt contest, which offers hunters across the United States the chance to have an upcoming hunt filmed and shared across Leupold’s digital media platforms.

New for 2022: Stone Glacier Terminus 7000

Featuring a sewn-in internal frame, 7,000 cubic-inch main bag, and abrasion- and tear-resistant waterproof fabric, this ultralight pack is specifically designed for the hardcore backcountry hunter.

Turkey Hunting: Make a Plan for Merriam’s

The frosty white-tipped tom of the West lures many turkey hunters from other regions. But the bird that roams the Rockies can’t necessarily be hunted the same ways as birds in Eastern forests.

Montana: Aerial Hunting of Wolves Runs Afoul of Federal Law

Despite a recent interpretation of Montana state law that aerial hunting of wolves is not prohibited, doing so runs afoul of federal law.

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