SALT LAKE CITY — Several years of ongoing drought conditions have impacted mule deer populations across the state. Here are a few things people hunting deer and elk in Utah this fall should know.
Drought impacts deer by decreasing their body fat (because there are fewer plants and available food sources on the landscape). If the does have poor body fat and nutrition, it leads to smaller fawns, and those fawns have a decreased chance of surviving. If an adult deer has too little body fat at the beginning of the winter — especially a severe winter — it will often not survive the winter months. Recent deer research, conducted in Utah, has shown that the amount of fat deer have going into the winter has more of an impact on their likelihood to survive than the conditions and severity of the winter itself. Continue reading Utah: What Hunters Should Know for 2022 Deer and Elk Hunts
I don’t have a lot of friends.
I just don’t. Friendships require a lot of work and can create a lot of stress in your life when you’re already being pulled in 100 different directions. It’s pretty rare that I let anyone in.
The outdoor industry however, has introduced me to some of the best people on earth. People with the same values, passions, ambition and also the same time constraints.
It’s always amazing that you can form a strong friendship with someone you see once a year…if that! Continue reading Have you met my friend Mia? She’s pretty awesome…
#HuntFishTravel 141 – Oregon, Hunting Elk with Cody Rich of the Rich Outdoors Podcast
A continuation of the conversation with Cody Rich about hunting in Blacktail in Oregon on episode 140. Only now we’re transitioning over to elk hunting in Oregon.
Listen in as Cody tells us how his sister went from “let the bunnies run free” to “hardcore bowhunter” and her very first elk hunt. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 141 – Oregon, Hunting Elk with Cody Rich of the Rich Outdoors Podcast
“#HuntFishTravel 105 – Elk Hunting and Mule Deer Hunting in Arizona”
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This week’s guests are Cory Glauner and David Pereda of Outdoors International and GotHunts. We’re talking about Elk Hunting and Mule Deer Hunting in Arizona.
Why Arizona is the cream if the crop when it comes to quality game, what draw units are the best and what you can expect while hunting in the state. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 105 – Elk Hunting and Mule Deer Hunting in Arizona
Going into the 2014 hunting season marked my 20th year of elk hunting. My elk hunting debut happened the fall after I turned 16. My uncle and I had just gotten our drivers licenses so we begged my dad to let us use the jeep so we could go hunting. Whether it was the lack of confidence in us actually killing anything or just to get us out of his hair he let us take the jeep. Continue reading How to Bone Out an Elk