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Finding More Game- Part 2
Eastmans Hunting Journal
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Recently we covered Part 1 Digital Scouting, in part 2 we are taking it from screen-to-field for validation and pursuit! Hopefully you have several areas lined out on your mapping program and maybe you have tested your skills on some deer or elk in your local areas (if possible) or on a scouting trip in your unit. And now it’s go time! Day 1, be su
Finding More Game- Part 1
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Hunting
Many of us find ourselves with limited time in our fall adventures, for some it’s multiple hunts back to back with little or no time to restructure and others a busy work and life schedule that we finally get to break away from for short hunts. Regardless of your situation, finding game fast is the most critical step in creating a successful hunt.
Idaho Regs That You Need To Know!
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Idaho Toughens Penalties for Trespassing Effective July 1, 2018, a new Idaho law puts in place stiff penalties for trespassing. A first conviction of trespass on private property now carries a mandatory one-year revocation of hunting/fishing/trapping licenses in addition to a misdemeanor fine and seizure of animals taken on private property. It is
Eastmans’ Gearlab: Backcountry Lighting
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Headlamps, one of the most vital pieces of equipment any hunter can have. Whether you pack into the backcountry six miles or dayhunt, the best time to find animals is always during the grey light hours. Which means you have to be hiking to and from the glassing points in the dark.  Forgetting your headlamp can easily ruin a backcountry hunt and eve
Eastmans’ Gear Lab: Backcountry Food
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Hunting
In our office I might be known for occasionally getting a little “hangry” when it gets close to lunchtime. In the backcountry this can just become a flat-out dangerous situation where I might be inclined to roast the closest squirrel, or better yet, an unlucky pine chicken if I am needing to supplement my food rations. All kidding aside, there isn’
Hoof Rot: A Crisis In The Pacific Northwest
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Hunting
Elk hoof disease showed up in southwestern Washington elk herds around 2000 and has been slowly progressing ever since. A dramatic rise in reports of limping elk in 2007 prompted a scientific investigation into what was causing the rapid spread. Symptoms include limping while walking and overgrown or broken hooves. It is also reported that bull elk
Dark Timber Coffee Company Giveaway!
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Hunting
Are you a coffee drinker? We are betting most of you are and we are excited to be giving away NINE prize packages of THREE bags of coffee from Dark Timber Coffee Co! Dark Timber is a new company run by hunters who spend time in the field. Take a few minutes to visit their site and follow them on Instagram after you sign up for this giveaway! Loadi
Nevada Trail Cam Conundrum
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Understanding Nevada’s Trail Camera Regulations For hunters in Nevada, new regulations govern the ability to use trail cameras before and during the seasons for all big game animals.  The regulation prohibits the use of trail cameras on public land from August 1 to December 31; unless the camera is capable of transmitting the image without being ch
Idaho Tags Gone In A Flash
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Hunting
  Many of us have either been a part of or heard about the recent buzz of the Sawtooth Elk Zone tag sales and herd management. Over the years this area has taken a substantial population hit yet the hunt popularity for these zones has remained quite high and now that herd health is looking up we are seeing a hunter opportunity issue. Due to popular
The Southwest Is On Fire
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Recent new wildfires in southern Colorado like the 50-square-mile “416” fire northeast of Durango that is only 15% contained highlight what is shaping up to be a bad year for fires and drought in the West. Just recently, the San Juan National Forest closed Tuesday for the first time in its history. Mancos State Park and seven wildlife areas in sout
Credit Where Credit Is Due!
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There’s no question, hunters are the true conservationists in this country, on this continent and on this planet for that matter. Sometimes the credit and accolades for major conservation efforts are not properly directed to the right people. I was recently watching the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meeting, a very dry watch to say the least, bu
The New Yeti Silo
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Hunting
Western big game hunter and soccer dad Ike Eastman shares his thoughts on the new six gallon water cooler from YETI. The YETI Silo is designed to keep pouring no matter how many times it’s spout has been rattled, bumped or beaten in the back of your truck or the UTV. This drink cooler is a fantastic companion for backyard BBQs, thirsty work crews o
Wild Game Sausage Preparation
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Hunting
Big game hunters Ike Eastman and Todd Helms join forces to make homemade breakfast sausage. This DIY game meat sausage recipe is quick and easy using a Hi Mountain Seasonings blend. Helms shares his tips and tricks to ensure the grind process is smooth and hassle free ensuring a premium food product to eat with your family and friends. The post Wil
Wyoming Mule Deer Under Fire?
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Hunting
Here We Go Again – Oil & Gas Leases in Western Wyoming’s Legendary Hoback Mule Deer Migration I believe Albert Einstein is credited with the expression, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Over the course of time we routinely see the same threats descending on our wildlife resou
OTC Elk Tag Success!
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Hunting
It is the time of year when special draw elk permit results are coming out, and applicants have low chances at a tag. Nevertheless, every year I find myself thinking that I will defy the odds. However, with most of the draws now behind us, if you’ve come up empty, it’s time to start considering Plan B. A good jumping off point is to compare units b
Colorado App Explosion: Part Two
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Hunting
  Rocky Mtn. sheep and goat licenses in Colorado exploded this year, 279% and 467%, creating an enormous logjam of new license seekers that will make it far more difficult to draw a license for Rockies or goats in Colorado if you are not already sitting on weighted points. Last week the results came out for moose, deer, elk, pronghorn and black bea
Balleck Backcountry Cleaning Kit Giveaway!
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Hunting
Want a chance to win a back-country cleaning kit for you or your significant other? Balleck has put together this kit to help get the stench off for the long drive home to help you or to help stay comfortable on the extended trips in the high country! The Gunk Off is useful for removing face paint as well as sweat, grime and the usual gunk that com
Black’s Creek Guide Gear Pack Giveaway!
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Hunting
Win a 3,000 cubic inch Alternative pack your choice of Talon or Grip frame and your choice of color and fabric valued at over $595.00 from Black’s Creek Guide Gear!  Sign up below and make sure you follow Black’s Creek Guide Gear on Instagram and Facebook! Loading… The post Black’s Creek Guide Gear Pack Giveaway! appeared first on Eastmans' Officia