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How to Plan an Out-of-State Backpack Hunt

The possibility of hunting out of state is becoming a reality for more and more folks.  When I was younger, I thought I would never be able to do something like that.  I remember thinking how it must be such a hassle and way out of my price range.  In reality, however, an out of state hunt is totally doable for the blue-collar hunter.  Doing the hunt as a backpack-style trip only adds to the level of adventure.  That was actually how I pulled off my very first out of state hunt.  Since then, the idea of doing it on a regular basis and taking advantage of what the west has to offer doesn’t intimidate me at all.  In fact, it is quite the opposite.  With a bit of planning, you can do the same thing; and hopefully after this article, you will.

Backcountry to the Backyard — Thoughts on Balancing Family and Hunting

I don’t think I am the only one that wrestles with balancing the backcountry and family life.  I have tried my best to balance these things, and I am always striving to do better. My addiction isn’t going anywhere and neither is life at home. So here is how I handle it...

How To Start Backpack Hunting

Gaining the knowledge of just backpacking, not to mention the gear side of things, took quite a while to acquire in its own right.  What I want to do here, is lay down a platform that can help you get started in backpack hunting if that is something you have been considering.