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The Backpack Hunter

The quintessential escape, the ultimate challenge, the pinnacle of adventure—that’s a backpack hunt.

Essential Gear for the Backpack Hunter

Today’s backpacking gear is lighter, stronger and more durable than ever. There’s not enough space to detail all of it here, but these are the basics.

Photos: New Mexico Antelope with Federal Premium, Savage Arms and Bushnell

Digital Managing Editor Shawn Skipper recently had the opportunity to hunt pronghorn across the plains of New Mexico. Get an inside look at his trip with this gallery.

4 Questions You Should Never Ask a Backcountry Outfitter

By avoiding these questions, your outfitter won't have to second-guess your woods savvy.

Is a Wilderness Hunt For You?

Wilderness hunters are few and far between, but with careful planning and preparation you can be one of them.

7 Great Mountain Rifles

A great mountain rifle is lightweight, accurate and able withstand all weather conditions. Regardless of the game you’re pursing or your budget, there’s a rifle on this list for you.

Top 5 Ultralight Rifles for 2019

Here are five of the lightest big-game hunting rifles on the market today, all of which weigh 6 pounds or less.

Must-Have Backcountry Hunting Gear for 2019

Be it the backcountry or the back 40, this collection of gear is hike-in ready.

Is This The Ultimate Backcountry Rifle?

If you could build a rifle exclusively for the backcountry, which components would you choose? Combining experience afield with the latest in rifle designs and optics technology, we set out to build the perfect backcountry rifle.

Pack Goats: The Premier Pack Animal You’ve Probably Overlooked

Forget horses and mules. Hunting with a pack goat may be the key to taking the biggest public-land bull or buck of your life.

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