Idaho Redemption: Success in the Scree Slides
Our man returns to the rugged stretch of Idaho that his hunting party narrowly escaped last season in search of success on a mountain muley.
Idaho: F&G Commission Designates Units 14-15 as CWD Management Zone
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.
CWD Detected in Two Idaho Mule Deer
Two mule deer bucks taken in the Slate Creek drainage near Lucile in October have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Field Tested: Wilderness Tactical Products Safepacker
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.
Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD and RX-2800 TBR/W
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.
Field Tested: LaCrosse Lodestar
LaCrosse builds footwear for challenging hunts, and the Lodestar represents its premier offering for uninsulated, backcountry-focused boots.
Field Tested: Kuiu PRO LT Pack System
Weighing in at a mere 3.8 pounds, an almost unheard-of number for a load-hauling external-frame pack—much less one with a 4,000-cubic-inch capacity—I had high expectations for the PRO LT going in. It exceeded them.
Hunt Disaster: Hurricane Idaho
Some hunts blow you away figuratively, others attempt to do so literally. This one did a little bit of both. Read on for the story of a few big bucks, close calls, downed trees and one very wild night.
Idaho Fish and Game Commission Temporarily Suspends Nonresident Hunting and Fishing
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).
5 Great Over-the-Counter Hunts in the West
There’s no shortage of over-the-counter opportunities throughout the West that you can enjoy every year. Here are five of our favorites.