Archive for Jon Draper

Hardware: Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander

Mossberg is the latest company to realize the appeal of the Robertson boys and has introduced a specialty line of firearms with Duck Commander-style accoutrements. Among them is the 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander edition with Mathews Recoil Reduction.

November 20, 2014

Skull Hooker: A Simple Way to Display Your Buck

Looking for an easy, do-it-yourself way to show off your latest whitetail harvest? Here's an option to keep in mind.

November 19, 2014

Cabela’s New Instinct Archery Gear

Scouring over the throngs of archery gear this summer, Assistant Editor Jon Draper came across a name that he wasn’t expecting to see: Cabela's. He knew he had to put it to the test.

September 24, 2014

3 Ways to Get Your Old Boat Ready for Duck Season

Have an old boat that could use a makeover before duck season? Assistant Editor Jon Draper offers three important tips to keep in mind while you're renovating.

September 05, 2014

4 Off-the-Rack Deer Rifle Combos for 2014

It's never a bad time to buy a new firearm. With that in mind, we came up with a list of four rifles, all available in an optics-included package, which will have you hunting whitetail this fall nearly right out of the box.

August 28, 2014

10 Camo Options for Under $60

Whether your goal is early-season whitetails, swamp ducks or simply to show your colors with pride around town, here are 10 affordable camouflage options that deserve your attention.

August 05, 2014

2014 Kawasaki Teryx4

Roughly two years after its initial launch, the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 side-by-side vehicle boasts significant improvements in style, power and drivability.

July 21, 2014

iON Camera introduces new CamoCAM Action Camera

iON Camera has unveiled its new CamoCAM Action Camera, the first POV camera designed with the hunter in mind.

July 17, 2014

Yamaha's All-New 2015 Viking VI Side-by-Side

The newest addition to Yamaha's Viking series of SxS vehicles is a big deal, both figuratively and literally.

June 06, 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

Browning Strike Force Trail Camera

Though small in size, this tiny trail camera from Browning is built to play with the big boys.

May 02, 2014

New Pot Calls from Knight & Hale

If you're a fan of the wide range of notes a pot call can produce, then you need to check out these two new versions from Knight & Hale.

April 30, 2014

Is the .300 AAC Blackout Enough for Bears?

Assistant Editor Jon Draper proves the .300 AAC Blackout has what it takes to drop black bears and other big game.

April 22, 2014

Gamehide ElimiTick Utra-Lite Apparel

Turkey season has finally arrived in some parts of the country, and unfortunately so have the bugs of spring. Camouflage with insect repellant built right in may be the latest, greatest thing.

April 03, 2014

Looks Can Be Deceiving: A Texas Rio Hunt

Bagging a turkey in Texas is many things, but a sure thing isn’t one of them—despite what you may have heard.

April 02, 2014