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Trophy Vs. Meat Hunting: Do You Hunt to Fill the Freezer or the Wall?

by Joseph von Benedikt & Mike Schoby

Trophy Hunting Every “meat hunter” is a closet trophy hunter. Many would have you believe otherwise, and some even openly… more »

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How to Pack and Quarter Game Meat in the Field

by Joseph von Benedikt

When it comes time to get the edible parts off a game animal you’ve just dropped in wilderness country, throw… more »

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Head-to-Head Review: Top Crossbows of 2015

by Keith Wood

Not many years ago, crossbows were seen as a novelty among hunters. You were more likely to see a crossbow… more »

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Why Hunting Small Game Will Make You a Better Big Game Hunter

by Jeff Johnston

Trophy whitetail hunting can be a lonely place. Some of the most afflicted aren’t satisfied unless they arrow a 150-inch… more »

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The Great Deer Decline: Are the Good Ol’ Days Over?

by David Hart

After spending much of the October bow season in a treestand last year, Mike Hicks started to get suspicious. Something… more »

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Best Units for Hunting Western Mule Deer

by Josh Dahlke

My deer-hunting seeds were planted and nurtured as a youngster on my family’s small farm in central Minnesota, where I… more »

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Pocket Power: Best Compact Rangefinders Right Now

by Keith Wood

The amount of technology that we incorporate into our daily lives is pretty overwhelming. As hunters, we often head outdoors… more »

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Basic Shooting Positions Every Hunter Should Master

by Craig Boddington

There are numerous shooting aids on the market today from monopods to tripods to sandbags and complete gun cradles designed… more »

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5 Reasons to Buy Your Hunting Rifle Now

by Brad Fitzpatrick

There is a select group of hunters that manage to harvest trophy animals year after year, and as an outdoor… more »

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7 Timeless Tactics Every Hunter Should Master

by David Draper

Some hunting tactics transcend time. Regardless of how superior new hunting technology may be, there are some tactics that should… more »

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Best Budget Riflescopes for 2015

by Keith Wood

Traditional wisdom tells us that the rule of choosing a good riflescope is to buy the most expensive one that… more »

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Old vs. New: Have Modern Hunters Lost Their Skills?

by David Draper

In a world where boys can no longer be boys and pointing a finger on the playground gets a kid… more »

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HUNTING’s 2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

by Brad Fitzpatrick

Father’s day is getting close, and if you don’t have dad’s gift yet, don’t panic. We’ve compiled a list of… more »

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Market Hunting: Could Game Meat Become Private Industry?

by David Hart

Earn-a-buck programs could have an entirely new meaning if a New Jersey legislator gets her way. Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-11)… more »

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Mathews NO CAM HTR Review

by Jeff Johnston

Mathews’ Solocam massively influenced the sport of archery in 1992. A single cam below a small “idler wheel” on top… more »

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Best Hunting ARs for 2015

by Ben OBrien & Eric Conn

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Choosing the right AR-15 specifically for killing predators (coyotes, foxes, and bobcats) and… more »

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Species Spotlight: The American Black Bear

by Craig Boddington

The American black bear, Ursus americanus, is by far the most widespread bear in the Western Hemisphere and probably the… more »

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The Battle for Sunday Hunting in North Carolina

by David Hart

North Carolina legislators in the Senate are poised to vote on a bill that would, among other things, legalize gun… more »

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10 Best Mountain Towns for Sportsmen

by David Draper

Whether it’s the Easterner’s awe at hearing an elk bugle for the first time or a lowlander’s wide-eyes at the… more »

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New Turkey Hunting Shotguns for 2015

by David Hart

Can you justify spending a couple hundred or even a thousand dollars on a shotgun you’ll shoot just a handful… more »