Author: Kevin Wilson

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Recognized as one of Canada's most prolific outdoor writers, Kevin Wilson has been actively involved in the outdoor industry for over 30 years. An award-winning outdoor writer/photographer, videographer and show host, his work has been widely published in, and broadcast through, many of North America’s top print magazines, newspapers, websites, e-zines, podcasts, radio shows and outdoor television networks. Former co-hosts of Canadian Outdoorsman TV, Kevin and his wife Heather, are currently team members on Wild TV’s popular Bowzone Live. With a passion for all things outdoors, they both confess a particular affinity for bowhunting whitetails and hunting wild sheep. As professional outfitters and guides, Kevin and his wife also own and operate Alberta Hunting Adventures (see In the off-season, Kevin owns and operates Wild Encounters Ltd. (see an Alberta-based company through which he provides wildlife conflict management services to industry and the public.

Paying your dues, getting the shot and walking up to an animal. These are the exciting elements of most hunts. Then, the real work begins. Depending on where your game falls, extracting it can be a challenge. You may be miles from your truck, in a deep canyon, high on a mountain or in thick cover. All those scenarios may disqualify you from using an ATV or even a game cart. Some big-game animals like moose, elk or even northern deer are simply too heavy to drag out by hand. In these instances, breaking your animal down and taking it…

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