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Whitetail

Managing Deer Habitat with Prescribed Fire

Prescribed fire is a cost-effective way to improve your hunting property. Your whitetails will

Will Brantley

Locating Your Best Deer Spot

It might take a few years of hard hunting and hard knocks to pinpoint a small farm's deadliest

Will Brantley

Find the Best Public Land Hunting Spot in One Day

Those who learn to scout for deer quickly and efficiently find more consistent hunting success.

Josh Honeycutt

15 Ways to Get Your Buck Out of the Backcountry

A complete list of options for getting your big ol' buck out of the backwoods (without a

Josh Honeycutt

Overlooked Public-Land Deer Hunting Programs

A deep dive into some of the more obscure public-land deer hunting opportunities throughout

Josh Honeycutt

CWD and The Future of Deer Hunting Part 2

Chronic Wasting Disease presents a real threat to how we'll hunt deer for years to come.

Josh Honeycutt

North America Big Game

How to Plan and Execute Your First Bear Hunt

Bear Facts: Let us explain how to hunt, where to hunt, and what you need to be shooting!

Joseph Von Benedikt

Hunting Trophy Aoudad in Wild West Texas

A trophy aoudad in the Lone Star State isn't going to come easy, as the terrain is far more

Lynn Burkhead

Rack Room: Nebraska Elk Measures 368 Inches

Chase Quinn drew a once-in-a lifetime elk tag, but unfortunately he had to hunt without his

Sam Forbes

Desert Ghosts: Hunting the Elusive Coues Deer

Scaring up one of the Southwest's secretive deer.

Joseph Von Benedikt

Six Great Lever-Gun Hunts for North America

There are plenty of opportunities for hunters who love their lever actions. Here are the six

Brad Fitzpatrick

Five Toughest Hunts in North America

These hunts require more than switching from regular soda to diet. Before you plan one of

Brad Fitzpatrick

Worldwide Big Game

Prepping for a Solo DIY Drop-Camp Hunt

If you're set on being dropped deep in the backcountry to hunt, plan carefully because there's

Joseph Von Benedikt

Chasing Coues Deer South of the Border

On getting lucky and being good in the mountains of Sonora, Mexico.

Brad Fitzpatrick

Boone and Crockett's Online Auction is Now Open for Bidding

The Boone and Crockett Club has partnered with dozens of iconic brands and generous

Sam Forbes

Bring Enough Gun: Stag Turned Water Buffalo Hunt

When a water buffalo charges, you'd better have a big bore.

Mike Schoby

Hunt the African Big 5

The dream is still possible!

Craig Boddington

Predator

7 Cartridges for Killing Coyotes

Killing predators cleanly requires the right cartridge for the job.

Joseph Von Benedikt

5 Things I Learned in Coyote College

How to kill pressured predators all season long.

Joe Arterburn

Best Coyote Cartridge: .223 Remington vs .22-250 Remington

Which of these popular twenty-twos is a superior round for song dogs?

Brad Fitzpatrick

The Best Coyote Hunting Cartridges

Killing coyotes cleanly requires the right cartridge for the job.

Joseph von Benedikt

New Wolf-Hunting Regulations Prompt Petition to Revive Protections

As Montana and Idaho pass laws to drastically reduce the wolf population, anti-hunting groups

Petersen's Hunting Staff

Wing Shooting

Ocellated Turkey Hunting Tactics that Work for Any Species

Although ocellated turkeys look and act different, hunting them can teach U.S. hunters many

Jeff Johnston

Solving the 3 Biggest Turkey Hunting Problems

Three gobbler experts reveal how to beat tough toms at their own cunning game.

Joe Arterburn

6 Ways to Tag Late-Season Gobblers

Try these tactics for tagging toms late in the game.

Travis Faulkner

Deep-Woods Hunting For Pressured Turkeys

Follow these tips for finding birds in the pressured backcountry.

Tony J. Peterson

Troubleshooting Troublesome Toms

Try these tactics when a gobbler gets hung up!

Mark Kayser

5 Effective Spring Turkey Scouting Strategies

Locate longbeards this spring with these 5 proven tactics!

Lynn Burkhead

Small Game

Hunting Rigs and Squirrel Dogs

Small-game traditions breed love affairs with the outdoors.

Chris Ellis

Best Rifles for Small Game Hunting

You've got options when it comes to hunting small game. Let's break them down!

Craig Boddington

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

Here's how to up your big-game hunting skills while having a little off-season fun.

Jeff Johnston

Other Game

Picking the Right Ammo for Boar

Here's a look at the best caliber choices for a fun, effective hunt for wild boar.

Craig Boddington

Patterning Predicaments in the Turkey Woods

Why you should pattern your shotgun before every turkey season.

Colton Heward

“It's Okay If The Bird Wins.”

Celebrating success and celebrating stupidity are polar opposites. It's time we recognize the

David Draper

The Only 7 Things You Need to Go Turkey Hunting

You don't need to buy a bunch of gear to hunt turkeys. The basics are all that's truly needed.

Josh Honeycutt

Illinois Turkey Hunting Success

Chasing gobbles on QuietKat e-bikes in the hardwoods of the Midwest.

Joe Ferronato

Best Turnkey Turkey Guns

Purpose-built Shotguns for tagging a spring gobbler.

Jeff Johnston

Stories

Two for One Special on Alaskan Mega Giants

Justin Shaffer of Kuiu lived out an Alaskan dream taking both a giant brown bear and a

Joe Ferronato

Idaho Bowhunter Finds Human Remains

39-year-old hunter went missing in 1968, his remains were found last week by an unsuspecting

Joe Ferronato

The Social Pressures of Hunting in a Modern World

Our socially connected world places a great deal of pressure to perform and post, and it's

Jaden Bales

On Killing: A Letter from Editor David Draper

As an editor, I understand more than most that words matter.

David Draper

Cowboy Up for Canadian River Whitetails

Western Oklahoma was the site for big deer and top-notch gear from Savage and Mossy Oak.

Darren LaSorte

Texas Turkey Hunting With a Spring "Twist"

No longbeards, but entertainment aplenty with forming Texas tornado!

Lynn Burkhead

News

Will There Be Hunting Ammo This Season?

It's not an ammunition shortage, it's a buying surplus.

Joe Arterburn

Looming Threats to Hunting in 2022

Take action against the future threats of hunting by signing these petitions.

The Editors

New World-Record Velvet Sitka Blacktail Deer Confirmed

Pope and Young Club tabs legendary bowhunter Chuck Adams' trophy as the top in its class.

Sam Forbes

Petersen's Hunting Wants to Hear From You

We invite you to share your opinions and feedback by taking our hunting activity, media, and

Petersen's Hunting Editors

New Opportunities for Deer And Wild Hog Hunts Open At Loxahatchee NWR, Florida

Florida has opened several new opportunities for folks to hunt whitetail and wild hogs in the

Petersen's Hunting Staff

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