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Wildfires impacting big game & how to track fires - posted 3 weeks ago

Great article Brady!
Hey is there a google earth download for PAST wildfire history similar to OnX?

The importance of rifle dry fire practice at home and while you’re hunting - posted 2 months ago

Great article Brady! Really enjoyed it! My Dad taught me very similar techniques. Deep breathes with long slow exhale. Once calmed down (the best you can.....haha) slowly exhale that last breathe until almost out then squeeze that trigger. Seems to work pretty well. I also dry fire my .270 as much as I can. Especially at the range before live fire. Helps tremendously with calming me down and focusing on my mechanics before the live shot. It also helps me catch myself when I'm about to flinch or anticipate the recoil right before a shot too. This way I remember to RELAX, stay loose, and squeeze the trigger. Be so focused that the shot going off actually takes you by surprise (as long as you are on target when that happens). The last thing my Dad taught me was to try and pick a spot out on the animal you are trying to kill. Focus on a small patch of hair of certain crease on the body vs. just shooting for the body. This has helped me lock in at that crucial moment we all hope for in the field!

Build fitness not strength for success in the backcountry - posted 2 months ago

Great article Ryan! I'm 44 and am 6'1" & 212lbs. Drew 3rd season CO this year and know I need to get my butt in shape for this tag! My workout routine consists of a 65lb. pack and 45 minutes of hiking up the hills where I live in OR. I try to do this 2 days a week. Seems to work good but maybe this year I'll add my mountain bike in a bit. Great advice! Oh and congrats on your playing career for the Utes! That must have been quite the experience with coaches Dan Mullen and Urban Meyer. Incredible. Finally, congrats on a GREAT buck too! Take care.

Why you need to attend a long range rifle shooting school - posted 3 months ago

Copy that! Thanks for the feedback Fellas.

Why you need to attend a long range rifle shooting school - posted 3 months ago

Great read and very informative, Brady! Nicely done. One question for you. Why are yardage turrets a gimmick? I shoot the CDS on my Leupold VX-3i for the ballistics of my .270 Is there something wrong with that?