Tips and Tactics for Hunting the West

Tips and Tactics for Hunting the West

Many hunters dream of stalking the wild reaches of the American West; of hearing a bull elk scream his challenge to the dawn, witnessing a magnificent mule deer buck silhouetted against the sky, and glassing pronghorn antelope on the high-desert plains. It’s a worthy dream, and if you’re one who possesses it you should do your best to bring it to fruition.

However, hunting the public lands of the West is no longer a simple endeavor. Unless you’re a wealthy person, rising costs and fierce competition for tags have, in many cases, relegated your chances to the turn of a lottery wheel. It’s not good, and the prognosis for the future isn’t pretty either. However, for the hunter with courage, resourcefulness and a bit of skill, opportunity still exists. Here’s how to begin turning your dreams into reality:

 

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