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A Disabled Hunter, an Ideal Rifle and an Elk Tag

by Joseph von Benedikt & Kyle Hogan

Oxygen is thin at 10,200 feet and the stars lurk close, thinly lighting the pre-dawn darkness in elk country. As… more »

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Braised Venison Shanks with Garlic

by Hank Shaw

I did not grow up as a hunter. I began what’s now become a major part of my life at… more »

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Backcountry Grub: DIY, Freeze-Dried or Dehydrated Meals?

by David Draper

An army marches on its stomach. So said Napoleon. The same principle can be applied to the hunter who spends… more »

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Five New Deer Loads in 6.5 Creedmoor

by Joseph von Benedikt

During the 2016 SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show) I took an informal poll on the 6.5 Creedmoor…. more »

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10 Best Days for Hunting the Rut

by Mike Hanback

A good day to hunt whitetails this fall is any day you can get off work. But knowing that some… more »

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The Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite

by Joseph von Benedikt

While Ruger’s 10/22 has always been the most practical, capable semiauto rimfire available, now it’s got bling, enough bling to… more »

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Recipe: Pheasant Green Chile Enchiladas

by David Draper

Often when developing wild-game recipes, I like to pair animals with plants or flavors native or common in their home… more »

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How Weather Conditions Affect the Whitetail Rut

by Josh Dahlke

The whitetail hunting world is bursting at the seams with myths and black magic. We’re all guilty as charged, adding… more »

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Nikon’s New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder

by Eric Poole

For the last 15 years, there’s been a race going on among optic manufacturers with range-finding technology. And, until recently,… more »

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Reticles & Turrets for Stretching Your Ethical Range

by Joseph von Benedikt

It’s the final morning of a 10-day high alpine elk and mule deer hunt in Rocky Mountain wilderness country, and… more »

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Wild Boar Jaegerwurst (The Hunter’s Sausage)

by David Draper

A few years back I found myself in Croatia hunting wild boar from high stands. My guide Misha looked like… more »

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Ghost Cats: Eastern Cougars Don’t Exist!

by David Hart

Mike Fies was home getting ready for Christmas when his boss called. A woman not far from Fies’ home in… more »

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5 Whitetail Hunts to Think Hard About

by Craig Boddington

Certain whitetail destinations appear extremely attractive, either by their reputation for giant bucks or because they’re so different. Both premises… more »

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10 Things You Can Do to Ensure the Future of Hunting

by Keith Wood

We live in an extremely fluid world where public perceptions and opinions on issues can change by the hour. Just… more »

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Cooking a Rutting Buck

by Hank Shaw

A huge bull or monster buck walks out, perfectly broadside, and in range. Maybe you’ve waited years for this moment, or… more »

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Recipe: Venison Green Chili

by David Draper

Spicy green chilies are the perfect pairing with elk, antelope, and other venison, and a long slow braise both tempers… more »

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Six Rules for Proper Meat Care

by Brad Fitzpatrick

In an age when Americans are questioning the origin and quality of the meat they consume wild game stands out… more »

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Which Presidential Candidate Will Look out for Hunters?

by David Hart

It’s not just hunting season. It’s also election season. This year’s race not only will set the tone for the… more »

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Choose The Perfect Hunting Boot: The 8 Rules of Fit

by Peter B. Mathiesen

If you can’t walk or stand comfortably in a dry pair of boots, it’s unlikely you’ll tag a deer, or… more »

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Hunting Without Apology

by Thomas McIntyre

A magnificent male specimen of charismatic megafauna is shot and killed and the public erupts in howls of execration. “Widespread… more »