The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on November 22 authorized the Director of Fish and Game to establish emergency hunts for increased sampling for Chronic Wasting Disease.
The eerie howl of wolves cut the mist, no more than a few hundred yards away at the bottom of the ridge. Glancing down at my right hip-belt, I saw the reassuring Olive-drab of my Wilderness Safepacker effortlessly concealing my trusty little 1911, and couldn’t suppress a comfortable smile.
Faced with back-to-back hunts this past fall—the first in pursuit of pronghorn on the rolling prairie outside Casper, Wyo., the second combing the rugged Idaho mountains for mule deer—I knew I would need a balance between wide field of view, detailed clarity and precise ranging capabilities. Luckily for me, a pair of Leupold’s BX-5 Santiam HD 10x42mm binoculars and an RX-2800 TBR/W rangefinder were on hand, ready to be put to the test.
Per a press release from Idaho Fish and Game, some nonresident licenses, permits and tag sales are temporarily suspended by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission (IFGC).