The Best of the West2018-11-28T15:50:58-05:00


The story of the tv show “The Best of the West” begins in 1998, with an idea between a couple of friends, Jack Peterson, and Dale Caldwell, to put together a hunting video. From this idea sprung a video and TV production company – Bridger Trail Video. This company continued to evolve and grow over the years with the addition of an optics and scope company called Huskemaw Optics.
Since their debut in 2003, “The Best of the West” has produced over 180 episodes and is still going strong. According to Nielsen ratings from 2010, “The Best of the West” reached 4.7 million households last year alone. The focus of “The Best of the West” is to entertain and educate sportsmen and women about long range shooting and hunting. This is done primarily with the Huskemaw scope, the only scope on the market with windage enabled turrets.
In each episode, viewers follow one of the pro staff or Huskemaw Reps as they hunt around the world. In addition, viewers will be taken behind the scenes to see what goes on at the Best of the West headquarters located in Cody, Wyoming. There the master gunsmiths and long-range experts will explore what goes into a Best of the West shooting system, and Huskemaw scope.
Today the long-range hunting equipment market is still rapidly growing – Best of the West has produced and sold products in the United States, Canada and numerous other countries around the world. And yet, Best of the West’s vision statement has not changed – we strive to produce and market cutting-edge products and technology that allows hunters and shooters to expand their level of competency in long range shooting.


The Best of the West “The Game Changer”

The Game Changer The Best of the West Jet boats, argo's, quads and hounds are just a few ways to close the distance on a spring bear hunt, but on this episode, the Huskemaw [...]

The Best of the West “The Salt Pit”

The Salt Pit The Best of the West Best of the West Field Host, Latt Durrance, is in South Africa and in a quest to fulfill his wish list. He's looking for Hartebeest, Gemsbok, [...]

The Best of the West “Blues Coues”

Blues Coues The Best of the West Two former world series pitchers take aim at the elusive coues deer in the remote wilderness of Arizona with host Dan Adler on this weeks long range [...]

The Best of the West “A Show Of Hands”

A Show Of Hands The Best of the West We follow President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation Gray Thornton on this weeks episode to show exactly how much goes into putting and [...]

The Best of the West “Speed Dial”

Speed Dial The Best of the West Jim Sessions and Family are in pursuit of mule deer, whitetail and pronghorn antelope on this week's long-range hunting adventure.

The Best of the West “A Grand Slam”

A Grand Slam The Best of the West Join us on this weeks hunting adventure as we experience the grand slam of sheep hunting by following four different hunters on four different North American [...]

The Best of the West “The Caprivi Culmination”

The Caprivi Culmination The Best of the West Hosts Jeff Massey and Jay Presti hunt dangerous game in Namibia with Chapungu Kambako Safaris. From Hippo to Cape Buffalo Jeff and Jay put their custom [...]

The Best of the West “A Guides Life”

A Guides Life The Best of the West Join John Porter in the high country of Wyoming on a mountain goat and shiras moose hunt this week on The Best of the West. [...]

The Best of the West “Between Two States”

Between Two States The Best of the West The adjacent states of Wyoming and Idaho sport great big game hunting and on this episode we're putting white-tailed bucks in the crosshairs of the Huskemaw [...]

The Best of the West “Vistabella”

Vistabella The Best of the West Field host Joe Cunningham heads to the far-off mountains of Spain this week in pursuit of two different species of ibex. Thanks to Shikar Safaris Joe gets lined [...]

The Best of the West “Medusa’s Garden”

Medusa's Garden The Best of the West The Wasatch Mountains of Utah has a mysterious stag bull nicknamed “Medusa” and Landon Gines plans on getting the crosshairs of his newly developed long-range muzzleloader on [...]

The Best of the West “The Proving Ground”

The Proving Ground The Best of the West We join The Best of the West pro dealer Jeff Massey on his dangerous game safari. Jeff is pursuing some of the region's biggest trophies on [...]

The Best of the West “The Antler Dream”

The Antler Dream The Best of the West The Outdoor Dream Foundation and Polestar Outdoors are working together this week on The Best Of The West to make a dream come true for a [...]