Hunting > Big Game

Little Bear … Big Bear?

In Alberta good things come to those who wait­—and sometimes to those who don’t.

August 19, 2014

Packing Pistols In Bear Country

Carry guns can take many forms, but choosing one to wield in the wilderness deserves special considerations.

August 13, 2014

The Facts About Public-Land Elk

Sure, whitetails hide like rabbits when hunting pressure gets heavy, but they say when you bump elk they’ll walk right over the mountaintop. The thing is new studies show that to be true, but not necessarily.

August 12, 2014

Positively Grizzly

What to know before hunting North America’s apex predator.

August 08, 2014

HSUS Attempts to Drive Hunters, Shooters from Public Lands

NRA and other conservation organizations call for Interior Department to reject lead-ammo ban petition; Hornady urges hunters and shooters to take action.

July 31, 2014

5 Public-Land Elk Hunting Tips

Looking to tag out on public land? Here are five tips from one of the savviest Western hunters that Frank Miniter has worked with.

July 14, 2014

Last-Minute Aoudad

The hunt for a 34-inch aoudad sheep comes down to the wire as the sun sets over West Texas.

June 19, 2014

America's Twin Biathletes

You may have heard of Tracy and Lanny Barnes—the twin sisters of Olympic biathlon—but what you may not have known is that both women are avid hunters.

May 30, 2014

The Great New Mexico Bear Chase

American Hunter Assistant Editor Jon Draper recently set out to test a new Barnes bullet designed for the AAC .300 Blackout. His target? Black bear located at the Jicarilla Apache Nation near Dulce, N.M. Find out how he fared.

May 05, 2014

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.

April 21, 2014

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.

April 08, 2014

How to Win the License Lottery

Gaining access to some of the West's very best hunting units doesn't necessarily have to be a once-in-a-lifetime possibility. With proper planning and a little help—like that offered by Cabela's T.A.G.S. program—you can increase your odds of winning the license lottery.

April 02, 2014

The Accidental Buffalo

The author is reminded of the old adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

March 09, 2014

Boots on the Skyline: Hunting B.C. Red Goats

Waiting until one's 60s to hunt mountain goats in British Columbia’s Spatsizi Wilderness may not be ideal, but it's better than not going at all. Read John Zent's story of a successful "red goat" hunt.

February 24, 2014

The Elk of Utah

Elk don't have a habit of making things easy on hunters, and the herds prowling of the hills in and around Coalville, Utah, were no different last November when Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper joined Federal Premium Ammunition for a hunt hosted by R&K Hunting Co. Snow, wind and rough terrain awaited—but, fortunately, so did a few bulls. Get a closer look at the trip with this gallery.

January 10, 2014