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The Rattle Battle: Best Whitetail Rattling System This Season

by Ben OBrien

When I started this field test, I was looking for four things: realistic sound, durability, affordability, and easy-to-carry ergonomics. The… more »

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Petersen's Hunting 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

by PH Online Editors

Nowadays, the Christmas season damn near starts in September. The jingle bells roll out before winter snows arrive. Why? Retailers… more »

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Vote for Petersen’s Hunting Adventures in the Sportsman Choice Awards and Win!

by PH Online Editors

It’s time to celebrate excellence in outdoor programming with The Sportsman Channel’s annual Sportsman Choice Awards where you get to… more »

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How to Fix Your Bow in the Field

by Jeff Johnston

Central Montana Outfitter Chad Schearer spotted a 170-inch mule deer and sent his bow-hunter client on the stalk. The rolling… more »

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Big Bucks for Big Bucks: The Importance of the Whitetail Economy

by David Hart

If you have a deer tag in your wallet: You are most likely a married white male between the ages… more »

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Reader Debate: WMI Gains Significant Wins in 2014 Midterm Elections

by PH Online Editors

Among the cornucopia of issues slated for the nation’s 2014 midterm elections, a number of significant wildlife and land conservation initiatives backed by… more »

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Is the .243 Winchester a Viable Elk Cartridge?

by Keith Wood

There are few topics in the hunting world that generate more heated debate than whether any given cartridge is powerful… more »

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The Biggest AR Ever: NEMO OMEN .458 Winchester Magnum

by Mike Schoby

It is no secrect I like big-bore rifles. I also like ARs. So far, these two obsessions have been rather… more »

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Versus: Is Long-Range Hunting Ethical?

by Joseph von Benedikt & Mike Schoby

Go Long While hunting skill is paramount to the sport—in order to gain a shot opportunity in the first place—marksmanship… more »

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The Science of Sight: What Whitetails Can Really See

by Ben OBrien

How much do we really know about how deer experience the world around them? Not much, according to Wildlife Biologist… more »

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Smith & Wesson M&P10 Review

by Ben OBrien

The area surrounding Del Rio, Texas, does not look like sheep territory…not even close. This is pure on-the-border Texas brush… more »

Photo Courtesy of The Gander Beacon

Newfoundland Bowhunter Kills Potential World-Record Woodland Caribou

by Andrew Vanlaningham

  For Newfoundland hunter Jeff Samson, what started out as an ordinary blueberry pick with his wife quickly became much… more »

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Navigating the October Whitetail Lull

by Ben OBrien

Do you believe in the October lull? It’s a question every dedicated whitetail hunter has had to tackle at some… more »

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Feeling the Heat: How Global Warming is Affecting Wildlife Habitats

by David Hart

Something’s going on with Minnesota’s moose. What was once a thriving and healthy herd has virtually crashed, plummeting from 9,000… more »

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Verticals vs. Crossbows: Which Bow Will Rule the Archery World?

by Joseph von Benedikt & Ben O'Brien

Verticals Let’s face it: Crossbows have a certain cool, fantasy character panache, they just aren’t as versatile as a vertical… more »

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Die Hard: HUNTING’s Toughest Game Animals

by Craig Boddington

Are some Game animals “tougher” than others? Some veterinarians dispute this, and on some levels, they are correct. Dismantle the… more »

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First Look: Winchester Deer Season XP

by David Draper

There are a lot of deer hunters in the woods each year – more than 10 million in fact, all… more »

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Slice, Slice Baby: Best New Broadheads for 2014

by David Draper

Among archery hunters there are two camps: loyalists who find a setup that works and stick with it forever and… more »

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Boone & Crockett Crowns New World-Record Pronghorn

by Andrew Vanlaningham

As a whole, we as hunters have consistently demonstrated (and subsequently defended) our commitment to conservation as long as we’ve… more »

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Shot Glass: Five Great Rangefinding Binos for This Season

by Josh Dahlke

Next to a reliable gun or bow, good glass is the most critical component in a serious hunter’s kill plan…. more »