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

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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Still hunting timber for elk

Still hunting timber for elk

Different tactics for success this season

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When to chase bulls with a bow?

When to chase bulls with a bow?

The pros and cons of hunting elk during certain times of the season

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Asking the right questions to a biologist: Part 2

Asking the right questions to a biologist: Part 2

10 important questions you can ask

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Asking the right questions to a biologist: Part 1

Asking the right questions to a biologist: Part 1

Gain extra intel on your unit

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Three reasons why a sidearm is an essential piece of gear
Tips for using GOHUNT Maps to your advantage

Tips for using GOHUNT Maps to your advantage

Mapping features I can't live without

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How to find the right compound bow for you

How to find the right compound bow for you

Key factors to look at when you select a new compound hunting bow

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Common DIY bear hunting mistakes

Common DIY bear hunting mistakes

Common mistakes bear hunters make that keep them from notching a tag

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Tips for bowhunting beginners— part two

Tips for bowhunting beginners— part two

Simple tips to get on the right path to becoming a bowhunter in no time

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