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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.

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

Elephant Import Ban Affects Hunters, Conservation Efforts

A unilateral decision by the USFWS to ban importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe and Tanzania will affect conservation in Africa.

Traditions Vortek StrikerFire

The Vortek StrikerFire blends tradition with technology to create an inline muzzleloader with features hunters will appreciate in the field.

South Carolina Hunters Harvest More Than 11,000 Cormorants

More than 11,000 double-breasted cormorants were harvested during South Carolina's inaugural season, according to the state's Department of Natural Resources.

Elk Hunting on the Horizon in Virginia?

The last group of Kentucky elk arrives in southwest Virginia this Friday, where a large crowd is expected to gather.

NRA President James W. Porter and his Osceola

As NRA President James W. Porter II gears up for the final leg of his turkey grand slam, take a look back at what he has accomplished to date!

Southwest Javelina

Do you need a guide for javelina, or are the desert dwellers suited for a do-it-yourself hunt?

GunBroker.com App Now Available for iPhone

Gun sellers and buyers: There's an app for that.

Shotguns

Dave Campbell appreciates a good shotgun—but that sentiment isn't necessarily universal.

How to Tie Flies with Pheasant Tails

Wingshooting and fly-fishing go more hand-in-hand than is readily apparent. Let Kyle Wintersteen explain why.

Oklahoma Hunter Tags 30-Point Drought Buck

Big bucks don’t grow on trees. They grow amid the trees by eating natural forage and, when a hunter does things right and hits a lucky streak, by eating forage planted by man. Just ask Brad Gaddis of Oklahoma.

Which Camo Pattern Should You Choose?

When it comes to camouflage choice, the most important thing to think about is your hunting location and its landscape.

USFWS Suspends Elephant Imports from Zimbabwe, Tanzania

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service suspends importation of sport-hunted elephant trophies from two African countries for 2014.

Answering the Call2Adventure!

Good friends and good hunting stories set the stage as wife/husband duo Karen Mehall and Phil Phillips get set to speak at the Dallas Safari Club/Venator Foundation's Call2Adventure fundraising event.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

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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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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