Do Deer Hibernate? (And How Do They Survive the Winter?)

Whitetail deer in a snowy field staying warm and looking back at the camera

If you’re asking yourself, “Do deer hibernate?”, worry not. Many curious folks just like you have been puzzled by the same question. You may also wonder, “Do deer migrate?” Is that their secret to winter survival? Does that explain how they emerge from the bitter cold freeze of the winter months year after year? How … Read more

Zamberlan 1214 Lynx Mid GTX RR WL Hunting Boots Review

Explicitly designed for early-season archery, the Zamberlan 1214 Lynx boots were right up my alley. My old Danners had served me well, but they were beginning to fall apart at the seams, and I was long overdue for new pair of boots. Because when your feet meet the earth, you’d better have a rock-solid boot … Read more

Newpowa 60W Lightweight Foldable Solar Panel Review

Today I’m going to review the Newpowa 60-Watt Foldable Solar Panel, which I tested out thoroughly during a fall spent cruising around Colorado in my camper van. At the time of writing this review, I’ve used my Newpowa solar panel to charge my Bluetti power bank on roughly 20-30 occasions while hunting, camping, and traveling … Read more

KUIU ULTRA Merino 120 LT LS Crew-T Base Layer Review

Hunter wearing and reviewing a KUIU ULTRA Merino 120 LT LS Crew-T long-sleeved shirt

During a 25-day September elk bowhunting trip in southwest Colorado, I put the KUIU ULTRA Merino 120 LT LS Crew-T to the test. Rain or shine, I wore it nearly every day during my hunt, and I’m here to offer up an in-depth review. I’ve always been a minimalist backpacker and count every ounce of … Read more

Rocky Talkie Review 2023: Field Tested in the Rugged Outdoors

While searching for a new set of two-way radios for the 2023 hunting season, I came across Rocky Talkie, a small but growing Colorado company making an intriguing FRS radio specifically for outdoorsmen. And since we at EatElkMeat are also a small but growing Colorado company, I showed my support by outfitting myself and my … Read more

9 Best Hunting Tents 2023 for Deer & Elk Hunters Who Camp

Canvas hunting tent with mountains in the background in southwest Colorado

If you’re a hunter or outfitter searching for one of 2023’s best hunting tents, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been hunting and camping in the backcountry our entire lives and know firsthand how vital a proper shelter is at the end of the day. Hunting season can bring nasty, unrelenting weather, so when … Read more

10 Best Hunting Sleeping Bags for Deer & Elk Hunters 2023

Getting your hands one of 2023’s best sleeping bags for your deer or elk hunt will stop cold and restless nights dead in their tracks. Whether you’re out there for the early or late seasons, hunkering down in your tent should be a calm and restful experience that recharges your battery. That’s why finding the … Read more