Hunting > Big Game

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

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