5 Exercises to Train for Backcountry Hunting
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I have been training for backcountry hunting for several years now, and I have tried several different programs and approaches over that time. If there’s one thing I have learned … Read More

8 Elk Hunting Lessons Learned the Hard Way
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I have spent six years hunting elk on public land. I have learned new lessons on every trip, brought home new experiences each time, and thankfully, I also tagged-out 4 … Read More

Backpacking, Like Hunting and Shooting, Takes Practice
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When was the last time you practiced your marksmanship? If you’re like most hunters, you’re probably shooting your weapon at least once a week. Why? Because you know efficiency and … Read More

Grizzly Bear Survival and Defense Tactics — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 121
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How should one defend themselves in a grizzly bear encounter? Better yet, how should they avoid that encounter in the first place. And in a defense scenario, should they use … Read More

Mindset, Confidence, and Discipline — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 116
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Our guest for this episode is Kenton Clairmont from Train to Hunt. Our discussion is about much more than hunting, though. We dive deeper and discuss mindset, confidence, and discipline, … Read More

Become A Mountain Athlete with Coach Rob Shaul — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 62
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It isn’t about looking good.  It isn’t about impressing someone in the gym.  Rob Shaul’s experience-backed training philosophy is about forging mountain athletes that can perform when it matters, where it matters (in the … Read More

How To Start Backpack Hunting
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I remember when I was younger, the thought of backpack hunting sounded ridiculous to me.  Obviously, this was because of my lack of education on the matter.  I distinctly recall … Read More

Become More Fit In Less Time — Interval Training for Hunters
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It is an exciting time of year! We all have a clear idea as to where we are hunting this fall and motivation is palpable. There is so much planning … Read More

Cut the Crap: No B.S. Nutrition Advice from Dan Staton of ElkShape.com — Hunt Backcountry Podcast Episode 20
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To hunt hard, to hunt effectively, one must be physically and mentally prepared for the harsh demands of the backcountry.  Physical training is critical, but you can’t out-work a crappy … Read More