What Does it Take to be a Long Range Shooter/Hunter Part 2 By Fonzy Haskell

By | October 4th, 2017|Featured, Hunting Articles, Hunting Gear, Running Sucks|

What Does it Take to be a Long Range Shooter/Hunter Part 2. In Part 1, we discussed cartridge selection. In this part, we’ll discuss components to make a good long range shooting/hunting rifle or system. What are the components that make up a good long range shooting/hunting rifle? Now remember, this is just merely my opinion. Most of these components are ones that I have found that work well for me. There are 3 million different ways to skin the long range cat and they all work great. Barrel, action, stock, trigger, scope, and rings are the components that go into the foundation of a long range shooting and hunting rifle or system. […]

The Huskemaw Advantage by Zach Key

By | March 11th, 2017|Featured, Hunting Articles, Hunting Gear|

Hunting Mule deer is in our blood, the actual kill is a bonus but the luxury of sitting in the high country with all the big game animals including mule deer and elk is a true blessing. It’s something I dream about all year and when I finally get the chance to go ride into the high country with my trusting animals it’s so rewarding. I often have people ask me why I choose Huskemaw to be my glass of choice in the high country. They also ask me why Blue Mountain Precision is a dealer of Huskemaw and offers their scopes on all of their builds. I have been thinking about how to articulate this and I’m hoping to answer that question the best I can. […]


By | December 10th, 2016|Hunting Gear|

THE GOOD Lifetime warranty Assortment of colored locking gaskets Still fits in most cup holders Works extremely well THE BAD Not dishwasher safe Non-slip base came off after hand washing THE VERDICT Very functional, easy to use piece of gear that should be in every camper’s toolbox. The unit I tested will be a permanent [...]

The Phoneskope System by David Long

By | December 1st, 2016|Hunting Gear|

Whether I am hunting mule deer in the backcountry, or viewing them on the winter range, I have always enjoyed taking photos and sharing them with others on various social media platforms. Unfortunately, for years, I never had a quality camera or any type of good digiscoping device to attach to my spotting scope; therefore, [...]

Hilleberg Akto by David Long

By | November 1st, 2016|Hunting Gear, The Lightweight Zone|

Unless you have spent any time in northern Scandinavia, you are probably not familiar with the word Akto, which means “alone” in the native language of Sami. In 1995, Hilleberg released their Akto tent which is a lightweight four-season tunnel design solo shelter. Since hitting the market in 1995, the Akto has become one of [...]

Scouting Clothing List – July/August by David Long

By | November 1st, 2016|Hunting Gear|

My clothing system for scouting in July and August is relatively straight forward and doesn’t change too much. During this time of year, temperatures typically dip down into the high 30’s or low 40’s at night, but daytime temps are relatively warm and you typically see a high near 70 degrees. Because of this, I [...]

Sitka Gear: From Startup to Industry Leader By David Long

By | November 1st, 2016|Hunting Gear|

Nowadays, it is no secret that every serious backcountry hunter’s clothing should be based on a system of layers. With that being said, amazingly enough, just a few short years ago there was not a single hunting clothing company that manufactured a complete line of clothing based on layering. If you wanted a good system [...]

Sunpak Quantaray QSX 2001 Tripod by David Long

By | October 31st, 2016|Hunting Gear|

With all of the cool new gear available each year, it seems that the bulk of my backpacking equipment only remains in my pack for 2-3 years at best before it gets replaced with a newer and improved version. With that being said, I recently went through my gear list and noticed one piece of [...]