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Perceived pressure & bowhunting doesn’t get talked about enough.  The difference between practice and the moment of truth while hunting is perception - we perceive the shot opportunity as being different than what we’ve practiced hundreds of times before. Bottom line, perceived pressure adds stress to situation which can limit your ability to perform at your highest level. As far as I can tell, many of us need more reps in this environment. Pictured here is an ElkShape Camper shooting their bow in front of me and the rest of the camp after just meeting moments prior.  Most campers get...

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Front or Backcountry Nutrition I am constantly making tweaks to my training, shooting (tinkering) and food intake.  The style of elk hunting that I do requires me to be properly fueled for the high energy demands.  I will hunt out of my backpack.  I will hunt from a spike camp.  I will hunt from my truck.  Some nights I'll get 8 hours of sleep from my tent.  Other nights I'll get about 5 or 6 hours from my truck.  Then there are those nights where I don't get much sleep because I wake up at 2 or 3 am to night...

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At the time of writing there are arguably 4 categories of cameras an entry level consumer can use to capture hunting.

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Spring Bear Hunting out West Unguided Why you might wanna trade spurs for claws! -Dan Staton | ElkShape.com | @Elk Shape    Put the deer sheds and grey light gobbles on ice - self guided spring bear hunting is not only doable, you can find success without breaking the bank.  We are talking about hugging the receding snow line somewhere out west and glassing up bears daily. It doesn’t cost a fortune and you will find yourself smack dab in the middle of God’s mountain country. Sure, like any hunt you’ll have some careful planning to do, but I promise it...

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