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The World Record Bison, Pronghorn, Muskox and Goats

Hunting is primarily about conservation, wildlife management and food. But it’s also fun. And we’d be lying if we said we didn’t like shooting big stuff from time to time. There’s a reason everyone is infatuated with record-book animals. Thanks to Boone and Crockett’s detailed records, here we highlight the...


Deer Stories: Funny (and Weird) Mistakes I Made That Cost Me Deer

So, when it comes to deer hunting, the common cliché is that outdoor writers, editors, hunting show hosts, and other outdoor industry "professionals" have it all figured out. My question — outdoor writers have it all figured out, eh? My response to my question — Bah. Gah. Naw. Is you...


Off-Season Scouting: Look for Target Buck Beds During the Off-Season

The off-season is a time to rest, reflect and grow as a deer hunter. But it’s also a time to work. It’s a time to map trails, find rut sign, track down bedding areas and a plethora of other to-dos. Put simply, it’s not just a time — but the...


Principles of the Deer Hunt

Why do we hunt? Is it for the passing of time? Is it for the bragging rights of a well-earned trophy? The satisfaction of knowing that sometimes as a hunter you put yourself up against nature and succeed? Or maybe it’s the hearty, all-natural meals to come? For me, many...


How to Teach Somebody to Turkey Hunt

If you’ve never helped a beginning turkey hunter start climbing the learning curve, you’re missing one of the most enjoyable aspects of the sport. Archibald Rutledge wrote many years ago that “Some men are mere hunters; others are turkey hunters,” and he was right. There’s something about this bird, and...


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6 Soil Types Every Food Plotter Should Know

Soil. It’s where life begins and ends. Somewhat unsettling to think about? Perhaps. But not from a food plot planting standpoint. Soil is of the utmost importance for those who plant food plots for wildlife. If you don’t know soil, you don’t know food plots. To plant a good food...


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9 New Compound Bows for 2019

New bows. They’re the single-most awaited product releases each year. Bowhunting revolves around these high-tech stick slingers. And it’s all for good reason — we’re tech junkies, and so are you. That’s why we’re bringing the latest and greatest to a digital device near you. Here are nine new flagship...


10 Tips for Being a Better Western Big Game Hunter

The West is a challenge. There's no denying that. But there are certain things you can do to make it less so. Here are 10 tips to remember the next time you head afield chasing western big game animals. Happy Feet Keeping your feet in good shape is pivotal to...


8 Tips for Better Big Game Hunting

Before you hit the trail, you'd better wrap your mind around these hunt-savers. The West is no joke. It can be overwhelming if you let it be. Make sure you're prepared before you embark on the hunt of a lifetime. The Right Camouflage Camouflage patterns have become extremely effective in...


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12 Unethical Shots You Shouldn’t Take on Deer

Wait for him to stop. Let him turn broadside. Are you steady? Are you on him? Don’t take the shot unless you feel completely comfortable. These are all questions and statements I heard from my mentors when I first got into hunting. And I’ve said the same to those who...


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7 Reasons Whitetails Survive Really Cold Winters

Winter. It’s a direful time to be a deer. But they’re built for it. And not by chance, either. Their very DNA is designed in a manner to equip them with the tools they need to overcome the harsh conditions they find for nearly a third of the year. As...


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Best Bullets: Best Ammo for Deer Hunting

Deer hunting bullets are likely the most talked about topic in the whitetail world. The research certainly suggests it’s the most talked about. But why? Why are they so captivating? The reason is both simple and complex. There are many avenues of discussion when talking deer bullets. Ballistics. Bullet Style...


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