Exo Journal

Pack Systems and Saddle Setup for Whitetail Hang-and-Hunts

Pack Systems and Saddle Setup for Whitetail Hang-and-Hunts

Exo Mtn Gear Pack Systems are built for the backcountry, but also work great for mobile whitetail hunters that are carrying treestand or saddle-hunting setups into hard-to-reach "honey holes" on public land or to new places on "the back 40". Here is one customer's story of how his pack for western elk hunting also became a critical component of his whitetail hunting setup.

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Does Working In The Hunting Industry Mean Hunting For A Living?

Does Working In The Hunting Industry Mean Hunting For A Living?

Many folks want to take their passion for hunting and the outdoors and turn it into a career. Imagine sitting on a hillside glassing for mule deer “working.” If that sounds awesome to you, then more power to you. But here are some misconceptions for those that are thinking about taking this path.

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Start Hunting Spring Bears — The Basics You Need to Know

Start Hunting Spring Bears — The Basics You Need to Know

As bears emerge from hibernation and begin feeding on green slopes in the spring, it is a great time for you to come out of your own winter slumber and get in the mountains. If you are new to bear hunting, here are some helpful tips to get started chasing spring chasing bears.

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Bowhunting Tips for Anyone Struggling or Just Starting

Bowhunting Tips for Anyone Struggling or Just Starting

The number of setbacks and roadblocks that a bowhunter encounters in their pursuit can often make the idea of success feel out of reach. This is especially true for beginning bowhunters. To help anyone that is struggling or just starting with bowhunting, here are some practical tips that will undoubtedly help bring you closer to success.

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5 Sayings That Will Change How You Hunt

5 Sayings That Will Change How You Hunt

The most important thing I learned when speaking with Dave is that you should always have a pen and paper available when Dave is speaking. Even in a short, casual conversation, Dave is going to drop some wisdom that you’ll want to write down. These notes will be things you want to remember and reflect on in the future. Dave’s perspective is a result of decades spent as a Marine fighter pilot, mountaineer, and backcountry hunter. Dave’s experience is as deep as his curiosity — a combination that has created an intriguing depth of wisdom.

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Hunting Lethality — How Do Animals Die?

Hunting Lethality — How Do Animals Die?

Whether hunting with a bow or a rifle, it is our responsibility as hunters to be effective and efficient in killing the animals we pursue. More than just placing a projectile "in the vitals" — we should understand the animal's physiology and the different ways that the impact of a bullet or broadhead can be fatal.

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Why I Chose 6.5 Creedmoor Over 6.5 PRC for a Custom Hunting Rifle

Why I Chose 6.5 Creedmoor Over 6.5 PRC for a Custom Hunting Rifle

Now that we have the 6.5 PRC, why in the world would a hunter even consider the 6.5 Creedmoor? Since the 6.5 PRC is bigger, faster, newer, and "cooler" (for now) than the Creedmoor, isn't it the obvious choice for hunters these days?

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No Off-Season — Hunting Arizona's Deer Rut in January

No Off-Season — Hunting Arizona's Deer Rut in January

When most hunters have ended their seasons and are waiting for Spring, there is plenty of hunting opportunity to still be had in Arizona. Bowhunters can pursue Coeus Deer, Mule Deer and Javelina during the month of January. Here is how to get started with an "off season" hunt in a bowhunter's paradise.

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Essential Gear for Backcountry, Backpack Hunting

Essential Gear for Backcountry, Backpack Hunting

As you walk away from your truck, you feel a mix of excitement, anticipation, and nerves. And probably some doubt. You have several days worth of food and gear on your back. Adventure awaits. Am I ready for this? Will I find any animals out there? Will I be warm enough on the cold nights? If I am lucky enough to fill my tag, am I ready for the work that follows? These questions are completely normal — especially if you are a new hunter. Or maybe you aren't new to hunting, but you are new to backpacking into the...

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Our 2020 “Gear of the Year” Picks

Our 2020 “Gear of the Year” Picks

Like most backcountry hunters, we love good gear. As they have done the past couple of years, Steve & Mark revealed their "gear of the year" selections on the Hunt Backcountry Podcast. Check out their list...

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