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Predators Like Us

Hunting coyotes is easy. Killing them is not. If you want to move from merely “hunting” them to actually hunting and taking them consistently, you first have to respect them. 

January 09, 2014

Tricking the Trickster

Coyotes can be found from Central America to Alaska and across the Lower 48. Frank Miniter shares some important tips for hunting these wily predators, and it starts with a little respect.

December 26, 2013

Predators Above the 62nd Parallel

If you can call a coyote or fox in the Lower 48 you can call one in Alaska. The problem is the weather, and the terrain, and the difficulty of moving in waist-deep snow, and … 

November 25, 2013

Predators at the Back Door

As coyotes, cougars and bears expand their ranges, humans must learn to live on a landscape that protects predators at enormous cost.

November 21, 2013

The Hunting Bug, Translated

A hunt for driven game in Poland reminds the author that regardless where he goes or who he meets, humor is a great equalizer.

November 20, 2013

Of Feathers and Fur

Canada represents something of a paradise for waterfowl hunters, which made it an ideal location to put some of the year’s hottest new gear—like Mossy Oak’s Shadow Grass Blade camo, Browning's 3½-inch A5 and the latest offerings from Federal Premium—to the test. Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper recently returned from a waterfowl/predator hunt in Alberta. Get an inside look at the hunt with this gallery.

October 24, 2013

From The Cookbook: Roast Coon

For those of you who have a hankering for some coon meat, this recipe will take greasy raccoon meat and turn it into a delectable dish for you and yours.

August 22, 2013

Barbecued Alligator

Are you in gator country, or at the very least close enough to get your hands on some meat? If so, Georgia Pellegrini's got a finger-food recipe you'll definitely want to roll out at your next gathering.

August 12, 2013

From The Cookbook: Beaver Pot Roast

Eat a beaver and save a tree with this recipe from the NRA Member's Wild Game Cookbook, Second Edition.

August 08, 2013

What Do Women Want in a Hunting Guide?

We asked some of the country’s top female hunters to reveal what they like and what they don’t like in a guide, based on their past experiences. See what Melissa Bachman, Tiffany Lakosky, Brenda Valentine and more had to say on the subject.

July 29, 2013

Wild Game is the New Green

Frank Miniter delves into the wild-game health craze to figure out why hipsters and foodies alike are flocking to get their hands on some.

July 26, 2013

From The Cookbook: Slow-Cooked Rattlesnake

This rattlesnake recipe from the NRA Member's Wild Game Cookbook, Second Edition, may be just the ticket if you're feeling adventurous.

July 25, 2013

Go Small For Big Game

Small game hunting may not thrill you as much as a whitetail or elk hunt, but it's a great way to keep your skills sharp. Squirrels can provide quite the challenge, and will help ensure that your technique doesn't pick up any rust while you await fall.

July 19, 2013

What Women Ought to Know About Hunting and Killing

While those who disapprove of hunting are solidly in the minority, research indicates women are more likely to frown on hunting. Here's a look at why that may be the case.

July 09, 2013

The Only Girl in Camp

Female hunters chime in on what it's like being the only girl at camp and offer some solutions to make every hunt an enjoyable one. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Mallory

July 02, 2013