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Patrick Meitin takes you into the backcountry of America’s wide open west. Calling Kendrick, Idaho home, Meitin has several decades of bowhunting experience west of the Mississippi chasing everything from elk, mule deer, antelope, cougars more.


New Year’s Resolutions for Bowhunters

by Patrick Meitin 2

I’m forever at a loss regarding New Year’s Resolutions.  I’ve never smoked a cigarette, can’t remember when I last drank… more »


How Important Is Pre-Season Elk Scouting?

by Patrick Meitin 0

All you elk hunters out there are no doubt rearing to go, spending every spare moment and weekend investing in… more »


The Elk-Hunting Code

by Patrick Meitin 3

Elk seasons will soon be upon us. After 30-some years of passionately chasing elk – 23 of those spent guiding… more »


Scouting From Home

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Some of you out there have no doubt drawn elk or mule deer or pronghorn tags far from home and… more »


Scattered? My Bowhunting Philosophy

by Patrick Meitin 1

I often joke that I’m too scattered to be considered an “authority” on anything outdoors related. I did pen the… more »

Bowfishing can be fun for the whole family!

Cool Down With Bowfishing!

by Patrick Meitin 2

There’s no better way to spend a sultry summer’s day than knee deep in cooling water shooting non-native carp, gar… more »


3-D For Better Bowhunting

by Patrick Meitin 4

A 3-D Archery Competition is great summer practice, but come fall, remember the difference between shots that score and shots that kill.

I’ve owned this BowTech compound more than six years.  It’s been used hard without so much as a string change. I use it still today because I like the way it shoots – and as you can see, it still gets the job done.

Buying A Used Bow

by Patrick Meitin 4

In these tough financial times it’s tough to justify a brand-new bow.  Be that as it may, owning a bow… more »


Bowhunting Spring Black Bear

by Patrick Meitin 3

Here’s your playbook for western spring black bear hunting. Spring seasons offered on a tightly-controlled basis: Oregon (April 1 —… more »


Absolute Nugent

by Patrick Meitin 33

Even by Ted Nugent standards, it was a bit over the top. If you have no idea what I’m talking… more »

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