Badlands Releases New Approach FX Camouflage and All-New Apparel Line


From Badlands:


West Jordan, UT – Never known to “take it easy,” Badlands is ready to release the second pattern in the Badlands Approach camouflage series, dubbed Approach FX, along with an entire new apparel line for 2018. Designed using a hardwood color palette that features Badlands Adaptive Coloration Technology, Approach FX is extremely effective concealment for Midwest or Eastern hunting as well as the Western or Southern hunter.


Not content to merely add a new pattern option to the already robust Badlands lineup, an entire new apparel collection will accompany the launch of the Approach FX camouflage pattern. The 2018 apparel lineup in Approach FX will include:

  • Six base layer/mid-layer pieces
  • Eight outer layer jackets ranging from fleece to fully waterproof pieces
  • Four outer layer pants including silent fleece and waterproof pieces
  • Two glove options in Approach FX camouflage
  • Multiple accessories including neck gaiters and multiple hat options

In addition to the more than twenty new apparel pieces, the majority of Badlands packs and binocular cases will now be available in either Approach or Approach FX camouflage.


“With the new Approach FX line, we really listened to our customers about what pieces were missing in our lineup,” said Badlands Sales Manager Dominick Murphy. He continued, “We knew the whitetail hunter was looking for a new color palette as well as features such as completely silent clothing, tree stand safety harness ports in the jackets and an overall warm and comfortable lineup. We feel like we checked off every box with the new camo pattern and product offering.”

Badlands Approach FX packs are available now with the new apparel line coming in June/July of 2018.

Now in its 25th year, Badlands continues to focus on exceptional quality, continuing innovation, unmatched performance and as always, the only unconditional lifetime warranty in the industry.

Video: Hunting Early Season Elk in Arizona

Hunting big Arizona bulls with a muzzleloader in a video from The Mountain Project.

From The Mountain Project:

“While Chase was in Texas, and Jay and Sam on Kodiak Island, Kevin baked in the heat of a late Arizona summer to help our friend Hunter Rackley find a bull on a tough central Arizona muzzleloader hunt.

Season 4 back in Arizona looking for one of our favorite species… Elk.”

To check out more from The Mountain Project, click here.

Video: Hunting Aoudad in Texas

Aoudad sheep in Texas are the focus of a video from The Mountain Project.

From The Mountain Project:

“While Jay and Sam are in Kodiak battling the wind, rain, and fog, Chase passes Kevin and Hunter who are looking for elk, while driving down the interstate headed to Texas. He meets up with Josh in Tucson and makes a marathon trip to southwest Texas to hunt Aoudad.

Season 4 goes south to Texas to hunt Aoudad.”

To check out more from The Mountain Project, click here.

Video: Hunting Kodiak Island Mountain Goat

Hitting the Alaska high country for mountain goat!

From The Mountain Project:

“Everyone is going different directions. While Chase is headed to Texas to look for aoudad, Kevin is in Arizona helping a friend with elk, and Jay and Sam fly to Kodiak Island in Alaska to hunt mountain goats and maybe blacktails. The weather conspires against them, however, with strong sustained winds and heavy fog.

Season 4 heads back to Alaska as Jay hunts mountain goats on Kodiak Island.”

To check out more from The Mountain Project, click here.

Video: Bowhunting Bull Elk in Idaho

Big Idaho bulls!

From Stuck N The Rut:

“Bowhunting elk. This is a continuation from Episode 34. After Travis shoots the bear, we skin it out and continue our elk hunt. As we get to the top, we hear the bull on the other side of the mountain bugling, but because he had a herd of cows, he refused to come in. After a couple hours of bugling, we decided to move into his territory without bugling (the silent treatment). As we moved closer, we heard him bugle again. After getting within 150 yards from the bull, Travis stayed put and Tom moved in with his bow closer. Tom found a good spot to set up with his bow, and so Travis challenged the herd bull to fight. You’ll need to watch the video to see what happens. This is what elk hunting is all about. This is two brothers DIY on public hunting ground. Make sure to subscribe to us and if you want to watch these hunts in better quality, go to and these are free hunting episodes”

To check out more from Stuck N The Rut, click here.

Video: Hunting Dall Sheep in the Northwest Territories

Monster ram in the Northwest!

From The Mountain Project:

“As Chase and Jay are leaving Alaska in the middle of August, our friend Cody Voerman’s is headed to the Arctic Red River on a last minute Dall sheep cancellation hunt. Despite the short notice, Cody makes the most of his time, with a huge Dall sheep.

Season 4 moves on with our good friend Cody Voermans headed to the NWT to hunt Dall Sheep.”

To check out more from The Mountain Project, click here.

Video: The Hunt for Daggers — An Iowa Giant

The mass on those Iowa whitetails …

From Midwest Whitetail:

“On this episode I’ll take you along on the journey for a giant 5 year old buck we call Daggers. It was a roller-coaster ride that began in 2009 with the first sighting when we knew this buck had great potential and ended on October 30th when I climbed into my best stand aptly named, “Old Reliable”. This buck taught me a lot and I’ll share all of it in this episode as well as a sneak peak at the new Hoyt Carbon Matrix RKT!”

To check out more from Midwest Whitetail, click here.

Video: Hunting Caribou in the Talkeetna Mountains

Hunting caribou in the mountains of Alaska is an off-the-grid experience that many of us dream of.

From The Mountain Project:

“Day two starts out good, but after finding a caribou to hunt, the weather conspires against Chase as the fog rolls up from the river bottom. By the evening, it breaks enough to get out, and you won’t believe what happens on a 200 yard chip shot.

Season 4 continues with Chase and Jay looking for Caribou bulls in the Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska.”

To check out more from The Mountain Project, click here.

More Pennsylvania Elk Country Protected, Open to Public Access

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

MISSOULA, Mont.—Another piece of Pennsylvania elk country is permanently protected and open to public access thanks to a collaborative effort by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).

The Woodring Farm II project entails 37 acres and is the newest addition to State Game Lands 311. It is located near a project finalized in 2014 and marks the 13th RMEF land protection and access project in Pennsylvania elk country.

“Even though these three parcels amount to just 37 acres, every piece of the puzzle counts in expanding the total amount of elk habitat acreage protected in Pennsylvania,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “We appreciate our partners at the Pennsylvania Game Commission as well as RMEF members and volunteers for their continual support.”

The property lies within the heart of the Pennsylvania elk range in Elk County’s Benezette Township which boasts the highest elk population density in the state.

“This acquisition is critical as it protects a very popular public corridor for elk viewing.  Public visitation to these viewing areas increases every year,” said Bryan Burhans, PGC executive director. “However, high-quality elk range is finite. This area is now protected perpetually thanks to our partners at RMEF and an anonymous donor.”

Funds generated from Pennsylvania elk tags and the anonymous donation to RMEF provided funding for the project.

Since 1991, RMEF and its partners completed 425 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Pennsylvania with a combined value of more than $25 million. These projects protected or enhanced 26,907 acres of habitat and opened or improved public access to 10,152 acres.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 227,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.3 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at or 800-CALL ELK.

Video: Bowhunting Moose in Canada

B.C. bulls with Eastmans’:

From Eastmans’:

“Bowhunter Dan Pickar takes to the thick forest of British Columbia on a DIY moose hunt. The north country scenery is spectacular, but the bull Pickar arrows is even better.”

To check out more from Eastmans’, click here.