What to Do During the Off-Season

It’s the off-season; now what? Just because it’s that time of year doesn’t mean you stop being a hunter!

While it’s technically the off-season, there’s still plenty you can do during this time to keep yourself busy and prepare for the coming hunting season. You may not be able to shoot your gun or your bow, but we like to think the off-season doesn’t exist — the fun (and the work!) doesn’t end when the season does. There doesn’t have to be an “off-season” since there’s always something to do, some way to keep up your skill, and to get ready for future hunts.

Read more below about how you can spend your off-season time.

What to Do During the Off-Season

Scout All Year Long — There’s no sense waiting until late-summer to start scouting. The more time you spend in the sticks, the more you learn and understand the area and the wildlife. There’s a lot to know; whether you’re on site or not, the information is out there, and this information might be valuable to you.

Stay in Shape — Getting in shape for a hunt can be a lot of work, so don’t lose it only to have to get it back six months down the road. Whether you hit the gym a few times a week or head for the hills to take in some of Mother Nature’s beauty and fresh air on a hike, staying active is critical. While you’re at it, take your hunting pup along (if you have one) to keep their senses keen and their body’s agile. 

Perfect Your Shot — Now is not the time to let your aim get rusty. Instead, spend time at your local shooting range or a safe (and legal) place to practice outdoors. Perfecting your shot now will help ensure a more successful season.

Test Your Gear — If you’re like many hunters, you’re probably really into hunting gear. You’ve likely acquired new equipment since your last hunt and have plenty of well-loved gear you use year after year. Don’t wait until the hunting season begins to test out what you’ve got. Take a weekend to pack up your things and test it all out. Not only is this a fun excuse to get away for a few days, but it is very telling of how prepared you are. Do you need to replace anything? Do you need to purchase anything else? Are you as ready as you can be? A weekend away with your gear will give you all the answers you need.

Go Shed Hunting — Shed hunting a great way to spend early spring. You get to enjoy some incredible views and crisp mountain air while you learn about mammal behavior, which might come in handy in your future hunts. Not to mention, you might walk away with a beautiful antler or two.

Contact R & K Hunting Company

The off-season is the perfect time to book your next hunt with R & K Hunting Company. Our team of talented and knowledgeable guides is eager to take you on an exciting Rocky Mountain hunting adventure in the beautiful hills of Utah and Wyoming. Our experienced staff will take on the headaches and hassles of obtaining permits and applications for you, so you can truly enjoy this unique and exhilarating, once in a lifetime experience. Contact R & K Hunting Company to book your next hunt today.

Here’s Why You Should Add Elk Meat To Your Diet

One of the biggest benefits and reasons sportsmen love to hunt is the delicious, hard-earned elk meat they get to enjoy.

While elk meat may not be as common as beef, bison, or venison, it’s becoming more popular and recognized for its savory flavor, tender texture, sustainability, and clean and heart-healthy benefits. It’s definitely a meat that is worth adding to your diet, or maybe even swapping!

Below you’ll find five reasons why you should incorporate elk meat into your diet.

Reasons Why You Should Add Elk Meat to Your Diet

Here are a handful of the many reasons why you and your family should eat elk meat:

  • LOW FAT, LOW CHOLESTEROL — Animals with tightly active lifestyles and a clean, natural diet will almost always produce leaner meat than what you can buy at the local grocery or butcher. Elk meat has a lot less fat than beef and is richer in Omega 3, CLA, and other necessary good fats. These factors can play a role in weight loss, cardiovascular health, and improved muscle mass.
  • GOOD SOURCE OF PROTEIN — In addition to being low fat, elk meat is high in protein and is a good source of vitamins and minerals our bodies need. You can enjoy more protein and vitamins and minerals like B12, iron, zinc, niacin, phosphorus, thiamine, and riboflavin from an average cut of elk than you could from chicken, lamb, or beef. This nutritious bite helps lower the risk of heart disease, boosts your immune system, and can improve your overall health.
  • ELK MEAT IS SUSTAINABLE — Generally speaking, elk are not farmed the same way cow are farmed. Elk live a free-range lifestyle in open fields and woodlands, don’t require shelter, and eat an all-natural diet consisting of grass, leaves, bark, and herbs. Elk meat is free of steroids, antibiotics, and hormones. Bringing a natural, unadulterated meat indoor diet means supporting a sustainable food system.
  • VERSATILE PREPARATIONS AND COOKING METHODS — Elk meat is available in a variety of cuts and can be prepared in countless ways, whether you enjoy a flank steak, rack of ribs, loin chops, ground meat, sausages, or jerky. You can substitute elk meat for beef in most recipes without trouble; just adjust your heat and cooking time since it’s leaner and cooks faster.
  • GREAT FLAVOR — Of course, none of this would matter if elk didn’t have a great flavor! Thankfully, elk meat tastes as good as it is healthy! Some suggest that it’s better than beef, with its clean, sweet, and pronounced flavor—much less gamey than venison. Thanks to its tender texture, elk meat doesn’t require much marinating, if any at all!

Contact R & K Hunting Company

If you want to add elk meat to your diet, there’s no better way than to harvest the animal yourself with the experts at R & K Hunting Company.

Our exciting hunting trips include lodging, chef-prepared meals, knowledgeable personal guides, and some of the best hunting habitats on the planet. We are dedicated to providing long-lasting memories that are almost as exciting looking back on as when you were actually experiencing them. Contact our team today and let our experienced team put together a thrilling Rocky Mountain adventure for you in Utah or Wyoming.

Holiday Season 2020: Gift Guide for Hunters

With the 2020 holidays right around the corner, you may be wondering if there’s a handy gift guide for hunters.

Whether the recipient of this gift hunts as a hobby or hunting is their lifestyle, there are presents for everyone across the spectrum. Today, we’ve created a curated a gift guide that every sportsman will love and bring along each and every one of their hunts.

Find the perfect gift below.

Gear and Apparel

Small apparel pieces and gear are a great place to start. Many hunters already have these items but are more than due for an upgrade or replacement. They also make for perfect stocking stuffers. Just remember, if you’re gifting anything camouflaged, make sure you select the right camo for their season and location of choice. Here’s a list to get you started:

  • Gloves
  • Base-layer apparel
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Face mask
  • Neck gaiter
  • Backpack

Guns, Bows, Knives, and Accessories

You can’t go hunting without these necessities. If the hunter in your life needs a new weapon or to expand their collection, consider one of the following:

  • Hunting knife
  • New bow or gun
  • Gun and bow cleaning kits
  • Knife sharpening tool
  • Ear protection
  • Ax
  • Practice targets
  • Tree and brush pruning saw
  • Case, storage units, and safes
  • Scope
  • Ammo or arrows
  • Gutting hook

Tree Stand or Ground Blinds Accessories

For hunters that use a tree stand or ground blind, gift one (or more!) of these:

  • Blind or stand chair
  • Safety belt or harness
  • Screw-in steps
  • Tree stand lock


Just because hunters are sportsmen doesn’t mean the typical  hunter doesn’t geek out over electronics.

  • Rangefinder
  • Binoculars
  • Scope cleaning kit
  • Trail Camera and SD card
  • SD card viewer
  • Walkie talkies
  • GPS
  • Satellite phone

Extras and Stocking Stuffers

For the little filler gifts or stocking stuffers, any of the following will be a hit and appreciated:

  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Camo face paint
  • Hand and foot warmers
  • Scent control spray
  • Decoys
  • Game-specific calls
  • Shooting glasses
  • Headlamp
  • Camo-printed anything
  • Scent lures
  • Truck decals
  • Favorite meat seasonings
  • Accessories for their ATV or UTV

For the hunter that has everything, finding the right gift can be challenging. But we won’t leave you high and dry — the gift of experience just might be the ticket. Here are a few experiences every hunter will love:

  • Shooting range membership
  • Butchering class
  • Rocky Mountain hunting adventure with R & K Hunting Company

Contact R & K Hunting Company

Thanks to this gift guide for hunters, finding the perfect gift should be nothing but an easy target.

For a present your hunter will never forget, gift them a once-in-a-lifetime hunting experience with R & K Hunting Company. Our guides have years of experience hunting and outfitting and are Utah and Wyoming’s trusted and go-to guides. We take the stress out of planning your hunting trip, even handle the permitting and application process for you. Contact our professionals, just in time for the holidays, to book your favorite hunter a hunting trip they will never forget.


What You Need to Know About Your Utah Hunting License

Before you head for the mountains for your Utah hunt, you must have your hunting license, which is every aspiring hunter’s dream.

Hunting in Utah is one of the most exciting and beautiful experiences you can have. Between the majestic and diverse terrain, the extraordinary wildlife, and the picturesque views, Utah is ideal for hunting. But you can’t just hunt whenever and wherever you’d like in the Beehive State. No, you need to have your Utah hunting license before you can leave for your hunting expedition. 

Here’s what you need to know:

How to Get a Utah State Hunting License 

Depending on your age, you might be required to complete the Utah hunter education course for a small fee so you can buy a license or permit to hunt. After you’ve completed the Utah hunter education certification requirements, you can choose the type of license you want and then purchase your license.

Where to Buy Your Utah License

There are a few ways you can buy a license in the Beehive State:

You can visit any Utah Division of Wildlife Resources office or an approved license agent.

License Expiration Information

It’s important to remember that your license is good for one year (365 days) from the day you purchased it.

Types of Utah Hunting Licenses

There are various types of licenses in the state of Utah:

Utah Residents — A resident is considered a person who has lived in Utah for six or more months, an active-duty military member, or non-resident full-time students who have attended a Utah institution for 60 days more. Utah residents must have their Basic Hunting License or a Combination License, allowing hunters to hunt small game, including most upland game and waterfowl species.

Non-Residents — Similar to residents, non-residents must have the Basic Hunting License or the Combo License. 

Youth Hunting Licenses — Both Utah residents and non-residents who are 17 and younger can purchase a Basic Hunting or Combination License at a reduced price. All hunters under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or responsible person who is 21 or older.

Senior Hunting Licenses — For Utah residents age 65 years or older can purchase a Basic Hunting or Combination License for a reduced fee.

Disability Licenses — Special licensing accommodations for those with disabilities is available for Utah hunters. 

Military and Veteran Licenses — Utah-stationed active-duty military miners can purchase a resident license. A license specifically for veterans is not currently offered in Utah.

Contact R & K Hunting Company 

Obtaining your hunting license can be a tedious process, which is why we do the work for you at R & K Hunting company. When you book your Rocky Mountain hunting adventure with us in Utah or Wyoming, our experienced staff relieves you of this hassle by handling all the permitting and application processes for you. Book your next hunting trip with the experts at R & K Hunting Company today!

5 Reasons Every Hunter Should Use A Rangefinder

There are many helpful tools hunters can use on the mountainside during their hunt. Close to the top of that lengthy list is a rangefinder.

Rangefinders are one of the more valuable pieces of equipment that fit right inside your pocket or can wear around your neck. In addition to their compact design, they are lightweight and are easy to use.

If you’re unsure whether you should pack this device for your next hunt, let us tell you why every hunter needs to bring one along. Continue reading to learn more below.

  1. Eliminate Guesswork Entirely— The main feature of rangefinders that hunters are attracted to is to know the exact distance between your target and you. With a simple tap of a button, your device sends out a laser beam to your target, bounces off, and comes back. Throughout this process, the internal clock inside the finder accurately measures the distance. Without this helpful tool, you’re left to guess how far away your target is. It allows you to get a clean and precise shot, which prevents the chances of needing to track a hurt animal.
  2. Get Closer Without Scaring Away Your Prey — If you don’t know from experience, you probably have heard from a buddy that getting too close can ruin your chances of a successful hunt. With a simple snap of a twig or rustling of leaves, your trophy buck can hear you and take off running before you can get a good shot. But, with a finder, you can get a closer look without actually moving. Without fear of spooking your prey, they have a range of 600 to 1300 yards, based on the brand you purchase.
  3. Improve Your Skill — During your hunt, you won’t always have time to pull out your device if an unexpected buck walks into view. With frequent use of your finder and as time goes on, you’ll be able to improve your instincts and ability to estimate accurate distances.
  4. Replace Your Binoculars — High-quality and high-performance finders are very similar to binoculars. Plus, in addition to magnification, you get distance with a rangefinder. Moreover, some of the higher-end units available offer a wider field of vision, allowing you to see more than you could with binoculars. Leave the binoculars at home, and bring along your finder instead.
  5. Perfect Your Shot — With today’s technology, you can now determine whether you are on track to hit your target or something else standing in your way. Despite an accurate aim at the right distance, you could hit a tree branch or rock between you and your target. However, rangefinders can keep you on the right track and monitor your shot clearance.

Contact R & K Hunting Company

Rangefinders are a great accessory to bring along every hunt. Make sure to pack yours on your next hunting trip with R & K Hunting Company. Enjoy a once-in-a-life-time Rocky Mountain hunting experience that is thrilling yet affordable. With years of experience, our knowledgeable guides will help your hunt be an exciting and successful adventure you’ll never forget. Contact our pros to book your next hunt in Utah or Wyoming today.

3 Insider Tips on Concealing Your Scent

Concealing your scent is one of the most important steps you can take during your hunt, but all too often, hunters for get to do it.

Your soap, cologne, or laundry detergent may smell good to you; however, how you smell can be a dead giveaway to your location when hunting. Even the faintest hint of these smells is enough to scare away a trophy buck and its friends. If you head to the mountains with your favorite perfume or cologne on, you may smell good to your loved ones, but you’ll likely be coming back empty-handed.

It doesn’t matter how little we think we “stink,” a deer can smell you coming from 300 or more yards away. Deer have an incredible sense of smell and use it to their advantage — their lives depend on it! If a deer senses a potential threat, it will run away before you can even see it.

So, how can you be invisible to their noses? Continue reading to find out more.

Use Baking Soda on Your Clothes

There’s no denying that your hunting clothing and gear get dirty, sweaty, and stinky and require washing. However, it’s important not to use your favorite laundry detergent to get your clothes looking (and smelling) like new. Instead, use baking soda or a fragrance-free/no-scent detergent to clean them and dry them on a drying rack or clothesline to avoid residual fragrance getting on your camo from prior loads.

Once your clothes are dry, you can add a layer in a plastic bag or your hunting pack. Between each layer, sprinkle some baking soda on your clothes to soak up any other lingering scents. To go the extra mile, leave an open box of baking soda inside the bag and then seal it up. For stinky boots, baking soda works well, too. Add a generous amount of baking soda to each boot and let sit until your next hunt.

Hold off Getting Dressed

It’s the morning of your hunt; the first thing you may want to do is get dressed in your hunting clothes. Sure, it may be convenient and a time-saver, but doing so can give your clothes time to soak in all the smells between now and hunting time. Think about it, your bacon and egg breakfast, the fuel pump, your car freshener, your hunting buddy right next to you — your clothes can soak up all of these smells before you’re even to the mountains.

So it is best to pack up your gear, still sealed up with the baking soda, and dress once you get to your destination. The extra five minutes this may cost you is worth it in the long run.

Mask, Then Attract

In addition to masking your scent, you can take an extra step and use a luring scent to attract the deer surrounding you. Luring scents are made to mimic the smells of the animal you’re after or to entice them by triggering a behavioral response. For example, the scents may be doe-in-estrus, urine, or tarsal gland scents, or the lure could be food-based that intrigue and excite big bucks.

Contact R & K Hunting Company

For more insider tips like concealing your scent, book your next hunting trip with R & K Hunting Company. Our skilled and knowledgeable guides have decades of experience and are ready to share their pro tips with you. For an unforgettable Rocky Mountain Adventure in Utah or Wyoming, book with our pros today.

Why Should You Hire A Private Hunting Guide

Whether you are an avid hunter or are just starting to get your feet wet, a private hunting guide can add a lot of value to your trip.

Hunting is a challenging sport that can be incredibly rewarding should you come out victorious. However, not all hunters end their season with a trophy buck to brag about. If you are looking to improve your game or simply want to change up your experience, you should consider hiring a personal hunting guide.

Continue reading to find out why.

Reasons to Hire a Private Hunting Guide at R & K Hunting Company

Try Something New — Many hunters find themselves in a hunting rut that leaves them with the exact same hunting experience year after year. While hunting traditions can hold a special place in your heart (right next to the spot you have reserved for that trophy buck), mixing things up is always exciting. If you’re ready to try something new, opt for a personal hunting guide that will give you a completely different and unforgettable experience. Who knows, hunting with our skilled guides might be your newest tradition.

Location, Location, Location — Booking with us gives you access to exclusive land that you wouldn’t be able to access otherwise. Enjoy breathtaking Rocky Mountain views and experiences on private territories where you can take in the spectacular scenery and impressive game. Skip the over-crowded and over-hunted public hunting areas, and enjoy something different with our pros.

Challenge Yourself — Our private guides will assess your skill level and abilities, then customize an ideal hunting experience just for you. If you are looking to grow and improve as a hunter, our private hunting guides can act as your private hunting coach to help you achieve your goals. A few days with R & K Hunting Company is an incredible opportunity for growth and to become a better hunter.

Enjoy Something Luxe — When you think of hunting, glamour and luxury are not usually nouns that come to mind. However, when you book your hunting adventure with our team, you can enjoy something a bit more luxe than other hunts you’ve been on. Our personal hunting guides give you access to a comfortable and luxurious hunting lounge before and after your hunt so you can relax and enjoy your efforts.

Come out Successful — Having an experienced and knowledgeable hunting guide by your side throughout your hunt makes a big difference in terms of being successful. The tips, tricks, and expertise an experienced hunting guide from R & K Hunting Company can offer will help you meet all of your hunting goals.

Contact R & K Hunting Company

As you begin to think about the upcoming year’s hunts ahead of you, now is the time to book your next hunt with a knowledgeable private hunting guide at R & K Hunting Company. Our Rocky Mountain hunting adventure is a thrilling and affordable experience you do not want to miss. Our guides have decades of experience and are skilled hunters that are eager to share insider tips and tricks with you. Contact us to book your next hunt in Utah or Wyoming today.


7 Safety Tips You Need to Know When Hunting Alone

A group hunt can be an exciting and rewarding adventure; however, hunting alone can be one of the great escapes from the real world.

Solo hunting allows you to have complete flexibility in terms of the “wheres,” “whens,” and “hows” of your trip since you don’t have to make any compromises to your plan with anyone else. However, solo hunting can be incredibly dangerous, depending on the surrounding terrain and local predators. Being safe during any hunt should be the number one priority, but it becomes much more serious, even the difference between life and death during a solo hunt.

We do not suggest hunting without a companion, but understand many people choose to do it. So, today, we’re sharing seven tips to ensure a safe and successful solo hunt. Continue reading to find out more.

  1. Get and Stay in Shape Physically — One of your best assets during a solo hunt is your own physical strength. Before the hunting season begins, make sure to stay (or get) in good shape. Take time to go on long walks or hikes every day during the off-season to maintain your stamina and build muscle by incorporating resistance training.
  2. Share Your Plan — Before you head out, make sure to plan your route and share your plan. This is important during a group hunt but is essential when hunting alone. Always communicate your plan and route to family members and friends that are not joining your adventure so they can inform and alert authorities if necessary. Even if you’re uncertain of your exact plan, an approximate plan will give officials a good place to start if you go missing.
  3. Take a Satellite Phone — Despite today’s widespread phone coverage, cell service can be spotty in hunting areas. Bring along a fully charged satellite phone in a waterproof bag to stay in touch and reachable. In the event your regular cellphone is out of service or dies, you’ve got a phone with universal coverage. Additionally, you can let people at home know if your plan or route changes or becomes delayed.
  4. Pack for the Weather — Before your hunt, make sure to check the weather and pack accordingly. Pack clothes that you can layer and stay comfortable regardless of what weather Mother Nature has in store.
  5. Pack Emergency Necessities — It may be tempting to pack lightly for your hunt; however, it is important to bring every emergency essential. Make sure to bring a complete first aid kit, enough food and water for your entire trip plus a few days extra, water purification tablets, survival blankets, and any other emergency supplies you might need.
  6. Protect Against Local Predators — Knowing the local predators and how to protect yourself from them is critical. Make sure to clean up and properly store food after meals. Bring bear spray and make sure to be extra cautious around water sources and during mating season.
  7. Avoid Treacherous Terrain — Avoid risky areas and terrain, such as high, rushing rivers and rocky gorges. If you injure yourself crossing through these areas, no one will be able to get help.

Contact R & K Hunting Company

If hunting alone isn’t your thing, contact the hunting professionals at R & K Hunting Company. Our expert guides will give you a once in a lifetime Rocky Mountain hunting adventure in Utah or Wyoming. Book your next hunt today.

Ways To Keep Your Feet Warm Throughout Deer Season

Deer season is in full swing, and temperatures are dropping every day. It’s important to ensure you’re adequately dressed, including your feet.

With long hours of hiking, hanging out in tree stands and ground blinds in your future, keeping your toes toasty warm will make your outdoor excursion more comfortable and bearable. Don’t let cold feet send you home prematurely before your hunt is deemed successful. Below you’ll find a handful of ways to keep your feet and toes warm so you can stay focused all deer season long.

Avoid Sweaty Socks

The number one culprit for freezing feet is sweat. If hiking to your tree stand or blind takes more than 5 or 10 minutes, which is often the case when hunting on public land, and you’re wearing thick socks in insulated boots, chances are your feet will start sweating like crazy! Avoid this issue by wearing a lighter pair of gym socks. Cotton material is fine for the hike, but you’ll want to pack a pair or two of insulating woolen socks in a ziplock baggie. Once you reach your stand or blind, change out of your sweaty gym socks and put your wool ones on. Your boots will be nice and warm from your hike, and you’ll be able to start your hunt off on the right foot: warm and dry!

Buy the Best Boots

It is well worth the investment to buy the best-insulated boots that you can afford for your specific hunting trip. Take a look at the type of hunting you’ll be doing and what the weather and temperatures will be before you pull the trigger. There is a wide range in quality and price when it comes to hunting boots, so you’ll need to find what best fits your budget (and your feet!).

Consider buying your boots in a half to a full size bigger than what you usually wear to allow room for extra bulk like socks or foot warmers. Even the additional air space is a good insulator for keeping your feet warm. Before you buy, make sure to try on the boots with multiple sock layers and walk around. Is it comfortable? Too loose? Too tight? Make any necessary adjustments from there.

Other Ways to Keep Your Feet Warm

  • As previously mentioned, toe warmers are a great way to keep your feet warm during deer season. Just make sure you do not activate them too early, or your toes will get too warm, start to sweat, and then your feet will freeze.
  • Add an insulating barrier between your feet and the base of your stand or blind, such as foam or old carpet, to avoid heat conduction.
  • Make sure to keep your feet moving during your hunt. Curl your toes, bend your ankles, shift your weight from one foot to the other, and flex your leg and foot muscles. None of these movements will be seen by wildlife and will keep the blood moving.

Contact R & K Hunting Company

Every hunter has a method that works for them when it comes to staying warm during deer season. The best way to find what works for you is practice and trial and error.

Make sure to try out one or all of these tips on your next hunting expedition with R & K Hunting Company. Our guides have years of knowledge and experience that bring hunters back year after year, season after season. Book your next Rocky Mountain hunting adventure in Utah or Wyoming with us today!

Antler Terminology 101

Knowing your antler terminology is a big part of hunting and the conversations surrounding the sport.

If you didn’t already know, deer antlers are surprisingly intricate and complex. By familiarizing yourself with antler anatomy, you will be able to participate in discussions about these exciting trophies with confidence and ease in no time.

Continue scrolling to enroll yourself in Antler Terminology 101.

Antler Facts

You’re probably aware of what antlers are, so we’ll just share a few interesting facts about them, instead:

  • Antlers are most commonly found on male deer, but some female deer can also grow antlers. Females that have a difficult time regulating the testosterone hormone will likely grow alters.
  • Deer most often start growing their antlers when they are around four or five months old.
  • Many factors play into the size and formation of deer antlers, such as their genetics, nutrients, when it was born, and its mother’s condition.
  • Every year, deer grow a set of antlers that they shed, which takes a great deal of energy.

Antler Terminology

Here are important terms and their definitions to help you to understand antler anatomy better:

  • BEAM — The beam is the central stalk of the antler.
  • PEDICLE — The pedicle is the permanent base for antlers, where they attach to the skull.
  • BURR — The burr is the bony rim around the bottom of the antlers.
  • BROW TINE — The brow tine is the first division of the antlers.
  • BAY TINE — The bay tine is the second split, just above the brow tine.
  • TRAY TINE — The tray tine is the third tine.
  • SURROYAL TINE — The surroyal tine is the fourth tine that branches off the beam.
  • CROWN — The crown is the topmost tine of the antler.
  • FORK — The fork is the top antler that forks into two tines.
  • PALM — The palm refers to the end of the antler that spreads out like a human’s hand or palm.

More terms to know:

  • ABNORMAL TINE — An abnormal tine is a tine that grows off another tine versus the beam.
  • DROP TINE — A tine that is growing downwards is called a drop tine.
  • KICKER POINT — A kicker point is an abnormal tine that grows near the pedicle.
  • RACK — A rack is a complete set of antlers. They are often “typical” or “non-typical.”
    • TYPICAL — A typical rack has no abnormalities.
    • NON-TYPICAL — A non-typical rack has one or more abnormal tines.

Contact R & K Hunting Company

Now that you’ve got antler terminology down pat, you can get yourself a trophy rack on your next exciting Rocky Mountain adventure in Utah or Wyoming with R & K Hunting Company. Nothing compares to a successful hunt, and the hard-earned bragging rights that come with it and our team will help make it a memorable one! Our expert guides have decades of experience and are eager to share their insider tips and tricks. Book your next hunting excursion with us and find out why more than 90% of our clients come back again, season after season.