Hunting around the world with a muzzleloader, you face some harsh conditions – Changing humidity levels, rain, snow, sunshine, drastic sudden changes in temperature that can cause your barrel to sweat, and much more. From Alaska to Africa, with your muzzleloader, or (as I have just described) during a typical October afternoon in my home state of Montana, moisture and condensation are hard on your muzzleloader.
Keeping your muzzleloader clean is often key to the accuracy, performance and longevity. Failure to do so can result in misfires, corroded parts and wasting money on a problem that could have been prevented.
Layering apparel for cold-weather situations can not only help maintain a moderate body temperature, but it could save your life in an emergency situation.
FIRST LAYER: Base Layer
There are few moments more rewarding to the big game hunter: you’ve finally taken that trophy buck or bull and a little bragging to your buddies is in order.
If the urge to hunt the Rocky Mountains, the craggy badlands, or the sweeping prairies has risen inside you to a point where you can’t contain it, it’s time to get moving and plan your first western big game hunt. Here’s how to go about it.
If you want to go western big game hunting but must stick to a budget, the following tips will help you stay comfortable and hopefully fill your freezer.
Ready to spice up your bowhunting with an antelope spot and stalk hunt? Then be ready to boost your skills up a notch by preparing months in advance for perhaps one of the most challenging, exciting and frustrating hunts you'll likely encounter.