Hunting Tips

Below are hunting tips and information from our DIY hunting experiences in the backcountry. Whether its hunting deer, elk, grouse or other game, we always have fun and learn something new - successes and failures alike.

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Top Utah General Rifle Elk Hunt Units for 2018

I’ve had more questions recently from non-resident elk hunters asking about the Utah General Elk Season. Utah has plenty of elk and many units are above the population objectives, so why not hunt in Utah? But not all general units are good bets for hunters not

Top 25 Idaho General Elk Archery Hunt Units for 2018

In an earlier post, I ranked the rifle units and continue here and rank the top 26 elk archery hunting units in Idaho based on the most recent harvest results. Anyone planning a DIY public land elk hunt for 2018 needs to start the process for picking a hunt unit while Over-the-Counter (OTC) tags may […]

Top 25 Idaho General Elk Rifle Hunt Units for 2018

I ranked the top 25 elk rifle hunting units in Idaho based on the most recent harvest results, so those planning a DIY public land elk hunt for 2018 can start the process for picking a hunt unit while Over-the-Counter (OTC) tags may still be available.

Hunt Elk in Idaho with Over-the-Counter Tags in 2018

Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) manages elk in 28 Elk Management Zones and 96 management units. Idaho has General Season elk tags that can be bought over the counter (OTC) for both residents and non-residents in all but one of the elk management zones

Backcountrychronicles is Guest on John Stallone’s Interviews with the Hunting Masters

John Stallone is an American bowhunter, TV personality, Podcast host, outdoor videographer and an author. John is the host of the TV show called John Stallone Days in the Wild

2018 Big Game Hunt Application Deadline in Western States

This is this year’s reminder so you don’t miss the application deadlines to hunt your favorite big game animal in your favorite western state. Different states have different species of big game

Non-Residents Can Hunt Elk in Montana in 2018

Despite the fact that the elk harvest in Montana ranks third only behind Colorado and Wyoming, I have not thought much about hunting elk in Montana since non-residents had to

DIY Western Elk Hunt for $1,000 Budget in 2018

This post is based on a chapter from my DIY Elk Hunting Guide. The most common reasons people give for not going on a DIY elk hunt to the West comes down to three reasons:

Top 20 Colorado OTC Elk Hunting Units for 2018

The most common questions I get from first time, out of state DIY elk hunters is about how to choose a hunting unit. Chances are, you should be able to find elk on every unit on National Forest

Hunt Elk in Utah with Over-the-Counter Permits in 2018

Utah’s General Elk Season permits are not called “Over-the-counter (OTC) permits but they are available OTC for both residents and non-residents on a first come first serve basis.