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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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 2019

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

Top 25 Colorado OTC Elk Units to Hunt for 2020

The most common questions I get from first time, out of state DIY elk hunters is about how to find the “best” hunting units. I usually ask them what does best mean to them. I think most people mean easy. Some elk hunts can be easy, but don’t count on it. Chances are, you should […]

Hunt Elk in Utah with Over-the-Counter Permits in 2020

Currently updating this post for 2020 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.

2016 Western Elk Harvest – 7 Western States with OTC Tags

The 2016 elk harvest data for elk are finally available for the six of the seven Western States with over-the-counter (OTC) elk tags and

Hunt Elk in Wyoming with Over-the-Counter Tags in 2019

Wyoming is another state that offers Over-the-Counter (OTC) elk tags, but has now been limited to residents only.

Liver Mush – DIY Make it Your Own Self

Liver mush (aka liver pudding) has been my favorite breakfast meat since I was a child. Few of my childhood friends seemed to know what it was, so I realized then it was not eaten by all southerners. What a shame,

No More Excuses for Hunting without a Rangefinder

I’ve written several articles about how distance estimation effects shooting (see list at end of post) and have bought, used and trained field biologist about how to use a variety of range finders.

Backcountry Chronicles is a Guest on The Open Air Project Podcast

Several weeks ago, I got an email from Coty Soult and Steve Sunderland of The Open Air Project asking me if I would like to be on one of their podcasts. I listened to their introductory