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The Meat Run

With Our sheep hunt scheduled for September this year, it made for a perfect opportunity for the Luber clan to make their biennial trek south for a little deer hunting action. We had big plans this year to take a couple bucks bigger than anything we’ve killed before. I had a remote location with some […]

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The Back Door Buck

We had a summer for the ages in SE Alaska this year. I had a buck in the freezer, but the clear mountain tops had me hitting the woods again to take advantage of the rare sunny weather. For this hunt I wanted to hit a place I’ve hunted before with great results but wanted […]

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Deer Season Opener 2013

While Scott was out “scouting” and ruining our 2013 sheep hunt plans, I hit the mountains on Prince of Wales for some last minute conditioning and to see if I could put a couple bucks in the freezer. It had been a mild winter on POW and I was excited about the potential for some […]

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2013 - The Bueno Suerte Ram

Steve and I were planning for a typical 10 day expedition sheep hunt in September.  But with only one scouting trip under the belt this summer I was itching to get back into the mountains and decided to go check a place out over the weekend.  With Saturday being the sheep season opener I’d also […]

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30.06 On A Diet

In a recent blog post Scott and I talked about being reluctant to give up on the tried and true, field proven gear, especially when there is a hefty price tag that goes along with the upgrade. My rifle is an example of this. My Dad bought this rifle for me when I was around […]

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Layered Up

When it comes to backpack hunters and their gear, two extremes can be seen. On one end is the hunter who stubbornly refuses to part with his tried and true equipment, proven over many adventures despite solid advances in technology and/or weight savings. On the other is the hunter whose equipment is like a revolving […]

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Youth Hunt 2013

I took a couple veterans of past youth hunts this year.  Both filled tags on their first youth hunt, but Solomon’s was a little fella so we were hoping to get him onto a larger bear this time. Solomon and Wyatt are a couple of young men that I’ve enjoyed investing in for several years […]

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Highlights from the Sportsman's Shows

Great Alaska Sportsman's Show and the Fairbanks Outdoor Show Proving Trail Adventures had a presence at both shows this year and the booth was a popular place.  There's a few more updates from the shows on our Facebook page.  Follow the link below (bottom left of this page) or go to Here's a few pictures of […]

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Explore Alaska Photography

    Ryan Miller of Explore Alaska Photography will also be at our booth with several framed images of his amazing pictures of Dall Rams. He’ll be giving this 16x24 picture away for a 2nd Place winner in the drawing. Same rules apply at the pack giveaway.For more images of rams and wild Alaska, check […]

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FREE Stone Glacier Pack Giveaway

  Drawing for FREE Stone Glacier Terminus Backpack. Proving Trail Adventures and Stone Glacier are giving away a Terminus backpack (retail value $609) in a free drawing at this year’s Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show. Entries for the drawing ...available only at the Proving Trail Adventures booth (#330 in the Ben Boeke arena) with the purchase […]

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