Jake Horton

Jake Horton

Jacob Horton grew up on the east coast in rural Pennsylvania hunting everything they had to offer from whitetails, turkeys, predators, varmints, waterfowl and everything in between. After graduation, he became obsessed with Western big game and came out west multiple times a year until he had the opportunity to move to Colorado.

Jacob loves to share his insight with other big game hunters, especially ones from the east coast because in a short conversation he understands what other hunters are used to and can help them transition their experience into western styles of hunting. Understanding that western big game animals and hunting styles can be vastly different from eastern ones is important however many hunters have most of the skills necessary to be successful their first year out west if applied correctly. Currently, Jacob resides in Colorado with his beautiful wife Gina and four daughters. He loves being close enough to be able to drive 15 minutes into prime mule deer and elk country and feels as though he is living his best life. He encourages everyone to live in a place where their passion can thrive, and their families can get outside all year round. Follow along with Jake's hunting and outdoor adventures on Instagram at @wildernesspeak

Five western hunting myths that are false

Five western hunting myths that are false

Jake Horton goes through 5 myths he hears about western hunting

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Tips to make the most out of each shot opportunity
Why you should butcher your own meat

Why you should butcher your own meat

Plus several videos walking you through the process

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Five facts about your public land

Five facts about your public land

Topics to consider for your next hunt

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Why you should be chasing whitetails in the West
Three reasons to get meat off the bone

Three reasons to get meat off the bone

Tips for meat care this fall

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Ways to die in the backcountry and how to prevent it — Part 2
Snow while hunting friend or foe

Snow while hunting friend or foe

Benefiting from the good and bad that comes with snow

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Public land obstacles and how to deal with them

Public land obstacles and how to deal with them

Jake Horton goes into obstacles he's run into on public land and ways to deal with them

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Why e-scouting is crucial to success in western hunting

Why e-scouting is crucial to success in western hunting

Jumpstart your e-scouting efforts before your next hunt

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