Kyrgyzstan Belek, By Alexander Sharif

The year was 1973. At the age of 12, I accompanied my late dad and uncle to the newly opened wildlife museum in Tehran to see the mountain sheep collection. Amongst the many mounts of

In The Rearview

2019 marked the fifth year for The Journal of Mountain Hunting, and it was certainly a memorable one. Since it’s humble beginnings, the Journal has grown and changed but the content has largely stayed the

Caucasus Mountains of Southern Russia, By Peter Hunt

The big tur rolled out from behind the rock, falling down the side of the mountain. A hundred feet below it hit the side and bounced. Gaining speed, it fell another two hundred feet and

Tenkara Fishing: A Guide for Backpackers

Originating from Japan, this minimalistic technique was developed on inland trout streams to provide a simpler experience. Paring it back to just a rod, line, and fly, tenkara takes fishing back to basics

Trophy vs Meat, By Neil Cosco

Thinhorn sheep are another example. Regulations set in place currently only allow the harvest of full curl or 8-year-old rams, and through this, a harvestable surplus is very attainable.

Long Haired Goats, By Nolan Osborne

B.C’s goat population, though not studied heavily, is estimated at approximately 50’000 animals—half of the world population. The remaining goats in North America are spread out across the western United States, Alaska, Yukon Territory, and

Black and White, By Salomon Ramos

They had no way of knowing the role they would play in the population of their species throughout the region, but those first sheep, along with the ranchers and eventually hunters who helped facilitate them,

Serengeti of the North: The Muskwa-Kechika, By Nolan Osborne

The melodic thrum of the Cessna 206 filled the cockpit as the small gravel runway shrunk below us. Leaving the quiet community of Toad River, British Columbia behind us, we steadily climbed in elevation over

Books of the Year: 2018, By Adam Janke

So, in the spirit of book recommendations, below you will find the most notable books I read in 2018. Some are old, some are new. Some are non-fiction while others are fiction. Regardless of your

Sonora Bighorn, by Aaron Parrotta

On December 1st, 2018, at 14:00 hours, we arrived in Sonora, Mexico. My great friends, Wesley Sharpe, and Brad Fiege accompanied me to witness my Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt. Wesley said it was like having