2017’s Last Hour Bear

Shoot that bear right there!” The statement was not made in Ray’s usual laid back, soft voice. There were valid reasons—it was the last day, we had an hour of hunting light left, and I still did not have a bear. The bear at the edge of the clearcut had seen us and had already […]

Kettle River Double Header

Kettle River Double Header. Fall 2023. Vol. 34 Issue 3

My first hunt with Kettle River Outfitters dates back three years to the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. A time when travel restrictions dictated that if I wanted to bag a bigger bull elk than the one that currently occupied space on my trophy room wall, it would have to be hunted close to home. […]

An Empty Quiver

Empty Quiver. Fall 2023 Issue. Vol. 34 Issue 3

I awoke at 4:15 a.m. It was Wednesday, the first day of a six-day hunt with Ambler’s Big Horn Country Guiding in Clinton, British Columbia. After coffee and breakfast, my husband, Scott, and I assembled our bows, attaching our quivers and adding broadheads to our arrows.  We had six tags between us, and we’d brought […]

Bucket List Bulls

I was icing my knee after a second knee replacement while reading a hunting magazine. An article described a horseback hunt, camping in wall tents, and going after Big Moose. “I am going to be 60 years old shortly,” I thought, “and this has always on my bucket list. I’m going to do this!” This trip […]

Into the Wild – Yukon Edition

Into the Wild - Yukon Edition Story - Fall 2023

In 2023 Widrig Outfitters sold to a new Outfitter and is now Iron North Outfitting. Snow-dotted, rugged mountains stretched into the distance on the flight from Whitehorse to base camp on the border of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The float plane was loaded with four hunters and supplies. The weather was very warm, and […]