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Homeowner Defeats Burglar with Bear Spray, Shotgun

According to reports, a Washington man was able to apprehend a young burglar earlier this week. Our protagonist's tools of the trade: bear mace and a trusty shotgun.

Is the .300 AAC Blackout Enough for Bears?

Assistant Editor Jon Draper proves the .300 AAC Blackout has what it takes to drop black bears and other big game.

Yamaha Outdoors Offers Demo Rides at NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Test-drive a new Yamaha Grizzly or Viking in Indy.

Cuttin’ Wood

Uncharacteristically cooperative weather meant it was time for Dave Campbell to have his first Cowboy Action shoot of the spring. Get the details here.

Bullets for Elk

Use a premium, controlled-expansion bullet for large game like elk.

Alpha-Gal Allergy: A Hunter's Worst Nightmare?

If you frequent the woods in the southeast, you need to know about the lone star tick and the alpha-gal allergy, also known as a hunter's worst nightmare.

Weatherby to Sponsor Youth Day at NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Weatherby has been announced as the sponsor of the 2014 NRA Youth Day, to be held on the final day of the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Treating Cuts

No matter how small the cut, it's important to stop the bleeding and treat the wound properly.

Deployable Systems Travel Duffel

The Travel Duffel from Deployable Systems lets you haul guns and gear in one piece of luggage.

Under the Southern Frost

A blanket of snow and ice isn't unfamiliar terrain for many deer hunters. Running into those conditions in Florida, however? Not quite as common. Keith Wood found himself on such a hunt during this past topsy-turvy winter. Find out how at least one Floridian fared when forced to stalk whitetail in a not-often-seen winter wonderland.

What Your Hunting Guide Wants

You know what you want in a hunting guide, and if you’ve ever gone on a guided hunt, you know that you will receive instructions and maybe even a few lists before you arrive.

2014's Best New Compound Bows

If you're in the market for a new hunting bow this spring, don't miss this overview of the year's best new compounds!

USFWS Revises 2014 Elephant Trophy Ruling … Slightly

Safari Club International is encouraged by a decision by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to revise an April 4 ruling banning importation of African elephant trophies taken in 2014.

A Successful Turkey Hunt—Where I Killed Nothing

Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum recently returned from a spring turkey hunt in Kentucky sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and the National Wild Turkey Federation. She didn't tag out, but she's not too broken up about it. Find out why here.

CVA Apex

Whether you're hunting warthogs or groundhogs, the CVA Apex delivers.

Bloomberg Wages War on NRA

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million to spread his gun-control agenda across the country with his newly formed group, Everytown for Gun Safety.

The Wilder World So Far

A man getting hit in the head by a snow goose? Leopards in Indiana? Bears in bars? Here are Managing Online Editor Shawn Skipper's top five favorite Wilder World Outdoor stories so far.

Reach Out and Touch 'Em: Turkey Gun Sights

New technology is stretching the limits of what turkey loads can do. It’s time to get a sight for your gobbler gun to match. Most of these can perform double-duty on your deer rifle, too.

How to Clean a Gun

When it comes to gun cleaning, everybody has at least two favorite methods. This is one of ours.

Live from the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

NRA editors will explore the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, bringing you the best in guns, gear and major NRA announcements. Follow along from April 25 to 27, right here on AmericanHunter.org.

Porter's Pursuit Produces Grand Slam!

NRA President Jim Porter filled out his turkey slam with a fine boss gobbler after a tough hunt in the snowy high country of New Mexico.

Throwback Thursday—Beretta Shotgun Style

The "Throwback Thursday" fad on social media is so often overdone. But, every once in a while, someone comes through with something worth sharing.

From The Cookbook: Venison Mincemeat

The NRA Member's Wild Game Cookbook, Second Edition, is a collection of common and unique wild-game recipes alike. Give this one a try!

Moose Falls Into Well, Stops Water Flow

Everyone's run into faulty pipes before—but not quite like this.

Trend Shows Women Prefer Turkey Hunting for First Hunt

Birds of spring spur nationwide surge in female hunters.

Member's Hunt: Youth Hunter Tags Rare Gobbler

Michael Stockwell of Akron, Ohio, was hunting spring gobblers with his uncle when he landed a trophy turkey. Read the full story here.

Fine Hunting Rifles on Display at Steyr’s Grand Opening

Steyr Arms' new facility is Alabama is an ideal showcase for the company's superb offering of fine hunting rifles and shotguns.

Federal Premium Mag-Shok Heavyweight Turkey Loads

Federal Premium Mag-Shok Heavyweight No. 7 turkey loads kill gobblers at 50 yards and beyond.

Mayflower Wheellock Carbine

This wheellock carbine, on display at the National Firearms Museum, was owned by John Alden, one of the Pilgrim leaders of Plymounth Colony.

Meet Todd Jarrett

World-champion shooter will appear at the Blackhawk booth during NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Vermejo Park Ranch, Here We Come!

NRA President Jim Porter is only hours away from the Vermejo Park Ranch where he'll close in on the Merriam's and a turkey grand slam!

(Bow)Hunting Brings People Together!

Last weekend Karen Mehall Phillips traveled to Connecticut to speak at the Dallas Safari Club/Venator Foundation’s Call2Adventure fundraising banquet. The topic at hand was one near and dear to her own heart.

Home Intruder Turns Out to Be Hen Wood Duck

Melinda Costanzo of North Reading, Mass., was sleeping in on a Saturday morning when loud noises downstairs awakened her. It didn't turn out to be quite what she thought.

RedHead XTR Moc II Shoes

These slip-ons from Bass Pro Shops may be the ideal shoes to wear while traveling to your hunting spot.

Big Night for NRA Country Artists

Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Justin Moore featured prominently during the telecast of the annual country music awards ceremony.

Meet the Pigman at NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Brian "Pigman" Quaca will meet and greet fans in Indianapolis.

MagnetoSpeed Chronograph

The MagnetoSpeed Chronograph attaches to a gun's muzzle, making it not only conveniently portable, but also easy to use.

New York Passes Crossbow Hunting

Effective for 2014, the state of New York has made crossbows legal during the firearm and early archery seasons.

Long Shots: Elk Hunting and Elk Shoulder Mounts

The desire to display an elk shoulder mount and finding space to do it is miles apart.

Safety Harnesses

Any hunter that hunts from a stand or any other elevated platform must wear a safety harness.

Single-Action Vs. Double-Action Revolvers

What are the differences between a single-action and a double-action revolver?

Why Would Anyone Want to Hunt With a "Silencer?"

A columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was baffled as to why hunters might want to use a suppressor with their firearm. Keith Wood supplies the answer in this latest edition of "BullShooters."

Winchester Ammunition Named Cabela's 2013 Vendor of the Year

Worldwide marketer Cabela's has named Winchester Ammunition as its Vendor of the Year.

A Great Chisler Rifle: Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22

One of Dave Campbell's favorite things to do this time of year is shoot chislers. Whether you call them ground squirrels, gophers, picket pins or chislers, it’s a great way to sharpen your shooting and range-finding skills.

NRA’s Jim Porter Nabs Bird No. 3 in Texas

As we recap the turkey subspecies Porter has claimed to date this spring, here's the scoop on the Rio Grande, marking the third bird he dropped en route to claiming his grand slam.

Cyberbullies Aim for Rhino Auction, Hunters

Online, anonymous threats are leveled at those who engage in hunting, conservation.

Determine Your Dominant Eye

Using your dominant eye to aim a gun will usually make you a faster and more accurate shooter.

New Yamaha Viking SxS Review

For 2014, Yamaha introduces the new Viking, a side-by-side off-highway vehicle with three-abreast seating.

Video: The Little Elk That Could

Elk can thrive in some of the roughest back country habitats our country offers—so one getting defeated by a relatively small fence would have to represent the height of embarrassment.

Porter Claims Eastern Gobbler on Hunt No. 2

Here's a look at the second of the three subspecies Porter has taken over the past few weeks, marking the halfway point to earning his turkey grand slam

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By Jon Draper
August 29, 2013

It is consumer demand that keeps supplies of ammo nationwide low—and prices high. To figure out why, you might ask your neighbor.

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Latest Comments

Josh wrote:
February 04, 2014

It's unbelievable how some stores have more ammo and others don't. But the price is crazy the only real thing you can do and get yourself into is reloading. I figured I would start reloading this coming March.

Phil wrote:
January 29, 2014

I ordered 1000 rds from BVAC just before Sandy Hook and was told it would be 90 days, still haven't got them. The government is going to price ammo out of the working mans pockets.

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