Citizen Science, Wildlife Corridors and Recreation

By: Brand Ambassador, Lindsey Browne Davis For the last 3 years, I’ve been participating in a citizen science research project called Wasatch Mammal Watch. It is a camera trapping project directed by the University of Utah Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology Lab, the Wild Utah Project, the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Department of Wildlife […]

Over the Edge

By: Matthew Irving I peered through the brush toward what I thought was the edge. It was hard to distinguish through the thick vegetation. Sounds of the jungle echoed up the canyon walls. Unseen birds called out. Somewhere below a river thundered, carving out the valley that had been formed over millennia. I stood motionless […]

An Ode to the Packout – Looking Forward to When We All Get Back Outside Safely

I dropped my trekking pole. There it was, just resting a few feet from my boots in the snow. I was perched on a steep, snowy, rocky hillside with a stupid-heavy pack on, loaded down with a boned-out mule deer buck, rack, my rifle, tripod, optics, and other hunting-related detritus.

Weird Load

There’s no denying it, people are weird. They’re everywhere you look. Like that couple grocery shopping barefoot or that guy who talks about his cats like they’re his children (guilty). There is no escaping them, but the weirdoes are the ones that make life more colorful, more interesting, and more fun.

Reintroducing Fire: A First-Entry Prescribed Burn on Marin County’s Private Lands

By: Sasha Berleman “I’ve been waiting for this moment for 70 years,” Marty exclaimed from a folding chair at the morning briefing, his voice mildly shaking yet strong and certain, his hands resting on a cane that looked more like a wizard’s staff than an elder’s aid. A mixture of light laughter and awe-filled respect […]

MYSTERY RANCH Masks for Bozeman

MYSTERY RANCH is proud to share that with the help of local manufactures, we have come together as a community to provide support to our medical facility during these trying times.

Staying Safe in Bear Country

For anyone who tuned into the news recently, it’s hard to miss that in a span of about two weeks in September, four hunters were attacked by grizzly bears. Thankfully none of the encounters were fatal, but it is a sobering reminder that spending time in bear country requires preparation and mindfulness to reduce the possibility of an encounter of your own.

The Enormity of it All

We drove through the desert, meandering between groves of acacia trees that dotted the landscape. In the distance, camel trains made their way north, carrying supplies for the month-long trek to the salt mines. As we pressed on in the heat, crescent-shaped sand dunes slowly rose above the horizon only to sink back into the sea behind us.

Traditional Archery: Breaking Down the Gear

Out of any outdoor pursuit I’ve been a part of, hunting has my favorite gear. I will attribute some of my affinity to growing up as a tomboy in Girl Scouts and finally getting the knives and technical toys I’ve always wanted. On a broader scale, I don’t know a single product designer in the hunting industry who doesn’t actually hunt themselves. This is paired with a strong feedback loop from us, their customers because season after season we truly put things to the test.

Traditional Archery: How it’s all Getting Started.

For the last four years, I’ve been learning how to hunt in Utah. I’ve enjoyed successful big game seasons, and have learned many lessons the hard way as all hunters do. However seasoned, the unforgiving nature of making a bad shot, or a noisy stalk ensures that we will learn from our experiences and commit them to memory, just as we do our successes and moments of rapture in the wilderness.