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The Companion

When I am hunting, I often find myself alone in the field and when success comes my way, meat retrieval becomes a solo responsibility. In my younger years it was a reality to simply field dress and pack out entire deer-size animals on my back, but now what comes out of the field is nothing but pure meat. To accomplish that assignment, one knife stands out above all the rest, the Jaeger by Knives of Alaska. Continue reading The Companion

Buck Slim

A classic lock-back, folding hunter slims down for easier pocket carry.

In hunting camps everywhere the Buck Folding Hunter (Model 110) has a constant presence. If it’s not the outfitter or guide who carries one in a leather case on their belt, then it’s one or more of the hunters in camp who have chosen this model as a personal knife. Continue reading Buck Slim

Outdoor Edge Razor Pro Saw/Knife Combo

While most hunters realize that a knife is an essential edged tool, only a few give the same credence to a bone saw. However, if you deal with big game field dressing, skinning and quartering, then you understand that there are occasions when a carcass must be taken apart piece-by-piece. And this means removing the head and cutting through the spinal column and pelvic bone, all of which call for the use of a saw.  Continue reading Outdoor Edge Razor Pro Saw/Knife Combo

Making the Shot

You glimpse the buck. He’s 200 yards away on a fast walk, left to right. He enters a thicket and your eyes scan the brush looking for movement — a leg, an ear, the horizontal line of his back. Nothing.

     He was moving fast, so you cast your eyes ahead. There he is. Just before he drops down over the hill at 120 yards, he stops. You have only a second or two.

Your cheekbone welds to the stock. You settle the crosshairs high on his shoulder and feel the trigger. You suck in some air, let half out, and squeeze. He drops.

You cycle another round and walk to the buck. Nice trophy. Darkness will soon fall, and you may need help dragging this brute back to camp.

Reasons to be thankful. He’s a great buck, and that Havalon knife in your pack will do a fast, clean job.