Zambia Safari, A True African Hotspot

Back in September, I accompanied a close friend and loyal WTA Client, “B”, on her first African Safari. We hunted with WTA’s go-to-guy in Zambia (PH Jason), and the hunt just felt charmed. This was my 30th safari, and I have to say that the Luangwa Valley of Zambia maybe...

Columbia Whitetail – The Hidden Gem of Whitetail Hunting

The Columbia Whitetail deer is the western-most subspecies of whitetail deer that are found in North America.  Because of their very limited range, they are also one of the least known subspecies of whitetail deer. Columbia Whitetails are much smaller in size than whitetail found in the eastern United states. ...

Alaska Dall Sheep – To Apply, or Not to Apply?

With the upcoming Alaska draw deadline looming (Dec 16th), I thought now would be the proper time to enlighten the wonderful followers and clients of WTA TAGS on Dall sheep hunting. For those wanting to hunt Dall sheep there are basically four options: Book a hunt in an over-the-counter area...

The Journey Within, A Bird Hunter’s Diary – South Dakota

South Dakota is well known as the pheasant hunting capital of the world, but South Dakota, with its rolling prairie lands, also holds great habitat and numbers of prairie chicken and sharptail grouse. Prairie chickens used to be found all over the central US, but in the late 1800’s, as...

The Journey Within, A Bird Hunter’s Diary- Wyoming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lis5X0sUQVUWyoming has long been known to have some of the best big game hunting in North America, but it is often overlooked for the quality and diversity of its upland hunting opportunities.  In reality there are very few areas that offer the diversity in upland species and terrain for an...

Best Days…in Bolivia

We have all had that “best day” of fishing, hunting, or shooting…etc. that is burned in our memory and we can recall almost every single detail of the trip down to the second.  Best day experiences can be as diverse as your outdoor portfolio and as expansive as your umbrella...

The Journey Within, A Bird Hunter’s Diary- Himalayan Snowcock

https://youtu.be/APrVwmZwanAGoing into this fall, the upland trip that had me the most worried, was heading into the Ruby mountains of Nevada in search of the extremely elusive Himalayan Snowcock.  Himalayan Snowcock live in high alpine meadows and cliffs generally between the elevations of 9,000 to 11,000 feet, but they are...

Why I Recommend Ripcord to All WTA Clients

Many of you know about my experience, a couple of years ago, hunting Barren Ground Caribou near the Ivishak River, south of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.  We were moving up and down the river looking for caribou while traveling in an air boat. As the migration was late, which resulted in...

My Grandson’s First Hunt in Africa

With my grandson, Alec, living quite near to me here in western Michigan, I have had the opportunity to teach him a bit about hunting.  We started target practicing together when he was six years old. Alec has always had a knack for shooting and he loves to spend time...

Father and Son Black Bear Hunt in Saskatchewan

One of the things I truly enjoy in life is being able to join my children in the Great Outdoors. Our life seems to get busier every day, especially as my children grow older and they seem to have either a sport practice, game or a school event just about...

The Journey Within, A Bird Hunter’s Diary

[su_button url="https://youtu.be/psreYy4KOQQ" target="blank" background="#D0504E" radius="5" class="cta-btn"]Video | A Bird Hunter's Diary | Preview[/su_button] As I look back, some of my best memories of growing up, were following along with my Dad and our dogs, hunting the thick cuts of trees in northern Michigan in search of Grouse and Woodcock.  I...

A Family Safari – Part II

Part II - By Tim Herald   We switched camps the next morning, and settled in to my good friend Andrew Pringle’s camp in the mountains of the Bansviaar River Conservancy after a superb lunch of shephard’s pie and fresh salad. Andrew has set himself apart from most outfitters in...

Triple Threat- Backpacking for Grizzlies

By: Mark Peterson In getting prepared for my rifle spring Grizzly Bear hunt, I knew it would be a butt kicker!  I also knew that the outfitter, in the area I was going to be hunting, has been taking some giant bears in the past years!!! On this hunt I...

Archery Elk Season is Right Around the Corner!

Boy, do I wish I had an elk tag in my pocket for this upcoming season!  After the severe drought and dismal antler growth year of 2018, this upcoming hunting season is shaping up to be incredible!  The majority of the Western states have seen consistent moisture from an above...

Moose Hunting this Fall

Archery moose hunting during the rut is one of the most exciting hunts in North America. To increase your odds of success, you need to concentrate on areas with high moose densities. This Alberta operation is located in a very unique area; private lands, low wolf density, agricultural fields surrounded...

The 375 Caliber- Improved, Only the Way Gunwerks Can!

The 375 caliber rifle has long been known as one of the best big bore calibers to use when hunting in Africa and on certain big game such as brown bears. It has the knock down power needed for the tough animals of Africa and for other dangerous game. But,...

Last Minute Iowa Hunts

With Kansas turning lots of cold shoulders in the draw in 2019 this may be the perfect year to cash in your Iowa points. We have several outfitters that have a handful of Archery, Muzzleloader, and Shotgun spots available. Archery is taking 3 points to draw and the gun hunts...

World Turkey Slam- Sonora Gould’s

The last stop to complete my world slam of turkeys this spring, is in one of my favorite places, Sonora Mexico.  I have been fortunate to hunt Sonora several times in the past for Coues Deer, Mule Deer and Desert Sheep, but the area is also known for great Gould’s...

World Turkey Slam- Kentucky Eastern

From the time I was twelve years old, I have been hunting Eastern turkeys in my home state of Michigan, each spring and also on some occasional fall hunts. Growing up, twelve was then the minimum age to hunt in Michigan. Today, younger hunters can take part in the turkey...

World Turkey Slam- Nebraska Merriam’s

After our successful hunt for Rios in Texas, we did a road trip to Western Nebraska to hunt for Merriam’s in an area just north of WTA’s office in Sidney.  The majority of Nebraska is scattered with hybrid turkeys, which are a mix of Eastern, Merriam and Rios, but the...

World Turkey Slam- Texas Rio Grande

When I think of Rio turkeys, I think Texas!!!  Rios are concentrated in the western desert regions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and other western states.  But, to me, Rios and Texas just go together.  As far as behavior, Rios are similar to Eastern turkeys but have tan colored tips on...

Turkey Slams

Here at WTA, we book a pile of hunting and fishing trips each year, and it never fails that turkey hunts are one of our most popular offerings. There is a myriad of reasons for the popularity of turkey hunting. Its another species to chase when the elk and deer have their...

WORLD TURKEY SLAM – FLORIDA OSCEOLA’S

With the first turkey season of the year opening in Florida, it was easy to decide that my first Turkey hunt of the Spring would be for an Osceola turkey in central Florida.  The southern zones of Florida open up the first week of March, which is much earlier than...

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