Big Sky Bulls: Part 3

In Part 3, follow along as the hunt climaxes in a flurry of back-to-back action on big bulls! I leaned out from my hide. Striding past, the bull was already at 10 yards, slightly downhill. Looking ahead of the bull, I spotted a small opening.

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Big Sky Bulls: Part 2

As we descended into the dark-timbered drainage, the quietness of wilderness
country in Montana surrounded us. With our hopes focused on a spot on a map yet five miles
distant, my hunting partner Travis Keith and I plodded along with our
long-eared helper in tow.

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Big Sky Bulls: Part 1

In September of 2009, my hunting buddy, Travis Keith, and I loaded up my Ford truck and began the long drive from my home in Oklahoma to Montana,
in search of good bowhunting action on elk. And plenty of action is what we found! Follow our escapades in this exciting three-part series.

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Affect Of Hunter Movement On Deer Movement

Ralph J. from Montana
writes to ask about the effects of hunters on deer movements. “I hunt deer on
an eastern Montana
ranch that recently has allowed more hunters. I’m hoping to find a hide-out where there are no hunters, but if I can’t find
such a place, what effects will more hunters have on deer movements?”

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Elk Hunting: The Stalk: Part 3

There was the bull! I was shocked; my long, arduous stalk had put me right
in his lap. He had been bedded and facing the other way, but now was standing
and looking in my direction, 60 yards away!

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A Buck To Hold Lunch For

After his dad dropped him off along the highway, Brett Irvin headed towards the ridge. He’d gone about three quarters of a mile, working slowly towards an area
where the ridge formed two knobs. As he looked down into that area, he saw a mule deer buck giving chase.

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A Montana Antelope Adventure

My dad, Jay Leitch, goes to Montana almost every year to hunt pronghorn antelope. Since I was old enough this year — I am 12 — he decided to take me along. A couple of days before we left the area we were to hunt got a foot of snow, so when we got there, it melted and turned into mud. But besides a lot of mud, we also saw a lot of antelope!

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Murphy’s New Law: Hunt Hard, Score Big!: Part 2

If lifelong outdoorsman Pat Murphy thought he was fortunate in bow-bagging a
150-class Wisconsin whitetail last October — just one day before leaving for
his first-ever mule deer hunt in Montana — he might have needed resuscitation
had he known what the remainder of his fall hunting schedule would deliver. But
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The Spice Of Life: Put Some Variety In Your Hunting Endeavors

I’ve observed that hunters tend to slip into a rut. It’s the same with me as most: Season after season sitting in a neighborhood tree with some souped-up compound bow trying to will a big whitetail buck to come meandering down the trail. I’ve also seen some very rugged though rather jaded bowhunting individuals
turn into excited little boys when they "discover" some new twist to
their favorite activity. It may be a different species, gear, place, or hunting
method.

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