It was 4:00 AM and we were already heading out to hunt. The air was cold and the sky was clear. The stars and the moon were the only light around. The moon bathed the rolling hills in an eerie blue light and the yellow prairie grass sparkled in the moonlight. In the distance the jagged lines of the snow-covered mountains glistened. We were headed into the lower slopes of the mountains in hopes of harvesting a mid-season Wyoming mule deer buck. We had been hunting now for three days but had been unsuccessful at filling our tag. We were hunting public land just on the outskirts of the Bighorn Mountain range.
I like every kind of hunting season but for me, the December muzzleloader season for deer is perhaps the most special.
It all started years ago when I purchased a secondhand Kentucky Rifle replica that couldn't shoot straight and ended up blowing a piece of percussion cap into my eyelid. As I drove myself to the doctor’s office on that memorable fall morning a couple of decades ago, I realized three important things: 1. always wear safety glasses while shooting 2. Cheap used firearms are being sold for a reason, and 3. I love muzzleloaders.
ALPS OutdoorZ Elite Backcountry Pack System is a new, ultralight hunting pack perfect for hunters braving tough terrain and harsh elements for the ultimate game. The strength of the new Elite System stems from its Elite Frame, improving structural integrity while reducing overall weight.
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. has decided to move its headquarters.
Do you really need an expensive rifle for success in the field?