Archive for Jon Draper

Shadow Hunter Blind Chair from Browning

Tired of the old tree stump? Plant yourself on this new chair from Browning Camping.

March 21, 2014

Winchester Long Beard XR Turkey Loads

No longer is 40 yards the extreme distance for turkeys. Reach out and touch them with the latest load from Winchester ammunition, Long Beard XR.

March 10, 2014

Scoot & Shoot Turkey Decoy from Mojo Outdoors

Turkey Reaping is a method of turkey hunting that has grown in popularity over the last few years. When done right, reaping will put you up close and personal with a big boss gobbler. This new decoy from Mojo Outdoors, the Scoot and Shoot, was built to do just that.

March 07, 2014

Block Invasion Archery Target

Available in two new, convenient sizes, the Block Invasion is an archery target that's easy to keep handy.

March 06, 2014

Cabela’s Co-Founder Passes Away at 77

NRA and American Hunter mourns the passing of Richard Cabela.

March 05, 2014

Hard Core Brands Full-Body Snow Goose Decoys and Blind Bag

Those lucky enough to go after the geese of spring know that it’s all about the decoys, and the realism of these new full-body decoys from Hard Core will fool 'em every time.

March 04, 2014

Cabela’s Lightweight Camo

Looking to gear up for spring turkeys? Check out these three great options for lightweight camo from Cabela’s.

March 03, 2014

Meet in the Middle, In Waterfowl Heaven

The miles between two pals are nothing when the halfway point is the duck-loaded Chesapeake Bay. A weekend retreat to this storied mecca of all things fowl was just what they needed to collect new yarns to spin in the offseason.

December 17, 2013

Hunting New Mexico Bear With Barnes Bullets

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. Keep your eyes peeled for this new 120-grain bullet in this caliber, which should be available early 2014. In the meantime, check out the photo gallery to see how Draper dropped the hammer on some big old bruins.

October 25, 2013

Hunting Elk With NRA Outdoors and Weatherby

American Hunter Assistant Editor Jon Draper is back from his first elk hunt in southwestern Wyoming. Booked through NRA Outdoors, the hunt was sponsored by Weatherby and Swarovski. Each hunter walked away successful, and took home memories of expert guides, great food, new friends and big bulls!

October 24, 2013

Bergara Custom Rifles

Bergara hired retired U.S. Marine Precision Section Master Sgt. Dan Hanus to build its custom rifles. The author tested one afield and on the range. Here are the results.

October 10, 2013

Diver Follies

For every strap filled with diving ducks, the author returns home empty-handed and broken three times over, yet he doggedly does it again and again. Is he insane? You decide.

October 02, 2013

Where's the Ammo?

It is consumer demand that keeps supplies of ammo nationwide low—and prices high. To figure out why, you might ask your neighbor.

August 29, 2013

Pronghorns on Sunday

Not every state allows Sunday hunting, which made Assistant Editor Jon Draper's Wyoming pronghorn hunt all the more memorable.

February 11, 2013

John Deere Gator RSX 850i UTV Review

The new 850i is the first from John Deere designed initially for play that can still handle the workloads for which the Gator is known.

December 26, 2012