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From The Cookbook: Wild Game Chili

Nothing is more appropriate for a heavy winter meal to help you hibernate than a good chili. Make sure to wear your comfiest stretchy pants when eating this recipe from the NRA Member's Wild Game Cookbook, Second Edition.

January 09, 2014

Cats, Crashes and More on a Colorado Elk Hunt

Elk are among North America’s greatest game animals, leaving Shawn Skipper a bit excited when he joined Weatherby on his first-ever elk hunt. As luck would have it, five days of chasing what proved to be ever-elusive bulls over the mountainous terrain of central Colorado yielded no harvest. Though unsuccessful, he came back with plenty of stories to tell.

December 04, 2013

Best Online Resources for Wild Game

With the holidays coming, it’s about that time for party hosts and hostesses everywhere to start racking their brains for ways to impress their guests with creative, unique dishes. Need help getting started? Here are some of Georgia Pellegrini’s favorite online resources for wild game cooking tips.

November 14, 2013

Hunting Partner Profile: Junior and Jay

Part of the fun of being in camp is getting acquainted with the other hunters. Editorial Director John Zent met a pair in British Columbia that left him with some food for thought.

October 18, 2013

Later, Gator

A first-ever gator seemed like the hard part of this swamp hunt. That is, until the author tried her luck on Florida’s hogs.

October 10, 2013

One Tough Customer

In mule deer country, success begins with being prepared to take long hikes in steep country to get—and stay in—the game.

October 01, 2013

Best of the West

Whether you prefer a DIY adventure or a fully guided hunt, “getting your goat” starts with pinpointing where and when to hunt. Read on and start hatching your plan.

October 01, 2013

Enchanted Evening

Some gifts from elk country can’t be earned, only absorbed.

September 20, 2013

Big-Game Success Amid a Bout of Drought: How to Hunt a Parched Spot

Finding water isn’t always a dilemma. Finding the right water is, because all water sources are not created equal. Use these tips from Mark Kayser to connect to the right watering hole.

September 11, 2013

How to Tag a Bull Elk on Public Land

Sure, odds are best on private holdings and limited-entry units. But you can tag a bull elk on public land—here’s how.

September 05, 2013

They Shoot Horses Don't They?

Bryce M. Towsley had a romantic vision of a horseback hunting adventure, but a trip with horses will never go exactly like you planned.

August 27, 2013

Member's Hunt: 2 Bulls, 2 Bullets, 2 Minutes!

After returning from Iraq in June 2010, Noah Smith and his father Art made plans to hunt elk out west. This is the story of how the father/son duo shot two bulls with two bullets in two minutes. By Art Smith, Cedar Springs, Mich.

August 21, 2013

Where the Wild Roam: A B.C. Hunt for a Meat Moose

A hunt in British Columbia for the world’s largest deer offers sheer challenge, adventure and the chance to put hundreds of pounds of meat in the freezer—if you can find a bull in all that wilderness.

August 19, 2013

What Makes a "Good" Bull?

That can be a tough question, but Editorial Director John Zent knows one thing that matters is if you’re looking up or down the mountain.

August 15, 2013

Wounded and Lost

We don’t like to talk about our misses, or worse, our bad hits—but they happen. If it hasn’t happened to you, you probably haven’t hunted much. What does it feel like? Keith Wood explains.

August 06, 2013