Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:36pm
Author: Bill Miller

It’s a mantra carried down from the earliest days of hunting as we know it. If you’re going to be comfortable in varying weather conditions and across all levels of exertion, chant after me … “Layer, ooohm, layer, ooohm, layer, oohm …”

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:32am
Author: Philip Brenckle

So hunting season is finally here…across almost the entire country bow season is heating up. In the Western States we’re actually already into rifle season. But as you can see from our website we’ve been busy at Huntworth. No need to worry though, we’ve still booked lots of hunting action for you to follow this season. We are also excited to announce Oaktree™ Evo. Evo is the newest member of our innovative Camo Patterns. It’s a blend of the open air country we actually hunt in, designed with the right amount of break up to create a truly realistic multipurpose pattern.

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 3:01pm
Author: Bill Miller

I remember the first time I saw a guy wearing a balaclava while hunting. It was Ernie the cameraman following me around on a December deer hunt on Anticosti Island in Quebec. As expected of that marine climate the weather on those hunts is widely variable ranging from blowing snow to frigid cold to blinding bright sunshine warming temps above freezing. This was a long time ago, so the choices in balaclava colors was pretty much limited to one – black. Ernie would often wear his with big, mirrored sunglasses.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 7:17pm
Author: Bill Miller

Among the most unlikely words I’d ever uttered to a hunting guide were, “You smell nice.” Yet with my right hand on a Bible, I’d have to confess I actually said it to a turkey guide in Alabama one evening as we waited on opposite sides of a live oak waiting for a tom to fly to roost.

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 3:56pm
Author: Bill Miller

The ledge stomped in the gravel on the backside of the ridge looked like a tiny runway. I was pacing. The Dall ram of my dreams was bedded with a band on the next ridge across a deep cut. Through the spotting scope the sheep seemed close, but when we’d crawl up to peek over the top of the ridge, the range finder said, “860 yards” – far beyond a reasonable shot.

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 8:27am
Author: Bill Miller

For the most part, we hunters don’t like to be asked the question, “Why do you love hunting?” We view it as dumb because it’s like asking “Why do you like to breathe, eat, or sleep?” Hunting is equally a necessity for us; it’s part of who we are.

Far better is to ask why we like a particular kind of hunting. “Why do you like deer hunting?” or “Why do you like duck hunting?” Those are debates on which those of us so addicted can pontificate late into the night around the campfire.

Even then, we can like different kinds of hunting for exactly the opposite reasons.

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 1:20pm
Author: Bill Miller

No matter how hard I try to think ahead, I always forget something! When I head out to hunt I’m excited to get going, and I arrive at the stand or the blind to discover I’ve left some piece of gear back in the car or at camp. And on the opposite end of the day, especially if I’ve been successful, in the hurried anticipation of sharing the stories with my buddies I’ll inadvertently leave some piece of gear sitting on a stump or in a treestand.

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 4:25pm
Author: Bill Miller

I’ve got to tell you, I never thought I’d be “one of those guys” – the ones who take their smart phones or digital tablets into the tree stand or duck blind with them. Yet I confess – today, I am! For better or worse, the phone has become an extension of my arm in the field just as it has about everywhere else. And now that I read books on my tablet, it has found a permanent place in my daypack, too.

Even this “last adapter” has to admit there are just too danged many good uses for touchscreens out in the woods. A phone is the best safety/survival tool to carry.

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:47pm
Author: Bill Miller

Mornings in August. You get up early, take the dog out, and there’s a tingle in the air. It’s not even necessarily cool, but there’s a smell that tells you hunting season’s not far away.

For some lucky diehards hunting season is starting very soon … or even now! If you have a hunt booked in Alaska or the northern provinces of Canada, you’ll likely be hunting before the calendar turns to September. Same if you’re a waterfowl fanatic who jumps into the early resident nuisance goose seasons, you may be hunting already.

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 4:45pm
Author: Bill Miller

In sports where “feel” is critically important, it may seem counter intuitive to wear gloves. Yet we see professional performance athletes doing it every day. Baseball players have worn batting gloves for decades. Some golfers wear gloves even for delicate, million-dollar putting. In football it started with receivers, and now some of the NFL’s most elite quarterbacks wear gloves on their passing hands.