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New Zealand Red Stag Article

Big Stag for the Little Lady By Larry Hatter As featured in October 2015 edition of Hunting Worldwide Magazine….. Perhaps the most extraordinary aspect of life is that a single, seemingly insignificant, event can change its course in the blink of an eye.  One chance meeting can send you down a path you never dreamed

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Secrets of a Camp Fire

Dusk had crept silently into my midst as I plodded doggedly along the meandering creek bottom. The mountains that stretched dauntingly to the west, an impenetrable fortress of snow, shale and sheer bluffs, had long since claimed the blazing arctic sun for their own.  A failed stalk on a lumbering grizzly, once promising, had in

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Idaho mule deer outfitter story continued….

Idaho mule deer outfitter and guide story featured in 2015 edition of Horns and Hooks Magazine…. Eventually the fire’s light began to wane so I quickly downed a dry supper and curled up in my sleeping bag for the evening.  Like most nights in hunting camp, I busied myself contemplating strategy for the morning hunt.  The rut,

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Idaho mule deer hunting

2015 Idaho Mule Deer Hunt Featured In HORNS AND HOOKS Magazine By Our Resident Author Larry Hatter This will be the the first of seven installments enjoy…………………….   Autumn Affair     Dusk had struck an eerie quietness upon the craggy landscape which sprawled out before me.  The steep, winding canyon, once alive with the gentle

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United States Mountain Lion Hunting Guide

If you live outside the US and are looking for a good United States mountain lion hunting guide we can really help you out.  There’s no doubt our cougar hunting is top notch, but we also have a lot of experience helping clients get their game back to their home country.   I’m not only

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Outfitted and guided youth hunt in Idaho

An outfitted and guided youth hunt in Idaho is an excellent option for a family or father and son.  We remember the bonds that are formed when families go  hunting and that’s why we offer discounts for for any youngster sixteen or under who would like to come enjoy all that Idaho has to offer.

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Guaranteed mountain lion / cougar hunt in Idaho

This year will bring a small change here at Dead On.  For the first time we will be offering a guaranteed mountain lion / cougar hunt here in Idaho.  We are still in the process of working out the finer details, but for those of you who have been on several mountain lion hunts elsewhere and

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When Is The Best Time To Hunt Mountain Lion

I’m frequently asked when is the best time to hunt mountain lion here in Idaho.  More specifically what is the best month.  It can be a complicated answer, but typically the middle of December through the end of January are very reliable when it comes to having snow.  Good conditions are key to a successful

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Mountain Lion Hunting With Hounds

Mountain lion hunting with hounds is a subject that leans itself toward polarity.   People in the big city don’t understand it.  Folks from the country who grew up chasing the tail of their favorite hound, who in turn was chasing the tail of a lion, love it.   I made my first mountain lion

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Larry's Outdoor Adventures & Hunting Journal
Larry Hatter

Hunting cougar with archery in Idaho

Hunting cougar with archery in Idaho is an excellent option.  Most shots are 30 yards or less and a good medium weight arrow tipped with a 100 grain broadhead is sufficient.   Taking a mountain lion with a bow is not as slam dunk though, as it does present it’s share of challenges.  Bows are

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Idaho Mountain Lion Hunting

I realized a few days ago that I’d been hunting mountain lion in the mountains of Idaho for 28 years now.  No, I’m not that old, but the ol’ man expected a boy to be tough and not making it to a cougar tree even at a young age was unacceptable.   Over the years

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OF MOOSE AND MEN

By Larry Hatter Resolve has a tendency to elude us as we toil through life. Days of repetitiveness become years and losing sight of purpose can be a commonality. Every once in a while, however, we are granted a brief moment of absolute clarity, a moment where the most important aspects of our life become

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