Archive for NRA Staff Editor

The Top Five Outdoor Films…..Ever

It's hard to define what qualifies a motion picture as an "outdoor" film. To make this list the film must center on hunting and/or the outdoors. One of these two elements must be central to the plot, theme, tone and overall narrative of the flick. The movie gets more points if it has more than one—and a lot of shooting. Sure, a good film about love, loss and triumph that has outdoor-based cinematography might seem to fit, but we need to dig a little deeper here. Same goes for Westerns, they have their own category.

February 07, 2011

The Coolest Gun Commercial Ever Made

This, my friends, is how you make a gun commercial. It's got everything a man could ever want to set his shotgun-loving eyes on. You probably won't be using the new Benelli Super Vinci for whitetails this year, but go ahead and spend a few minutes watching this video anyway. It's worth your while, indeed.

February 02, 2011

Spear Hunting Legal in Montana?

And you thought bowhunting was a challenge. How'd you like to test your mettle against a monster whitetail, elk, muley or any other big game animal with only a hand-thrown or otherwise propelled spear?

January 13, 2011

Andrae D’Acquisto Pleads Guilty To Violation

Last month, bird blogger Kyle Wintersteen noted famed waterfowler Jeff Foiles' run-in with the law, and now we are hearing that Andrae D'Acquisto—known for his DVDs and appearances on the TV show "Whitetail Addictions"—has entered a plea agreement related to baiting charges filed in 2009.

January 10, 2011

Bowhunters Descend on Indianapolis for ATA Show

The bowhunting world is descending on the great city of Indianapolis this week for the 2011 Archery Trade Association show. While I wasn't able to make it this year, my good friends Bob Robb and Jeff Johnston are on the floor as we speak.

January 06, 2011

The Top Five Bucks of 2010

No, I don't have list of every single deer killed in 2010. I also don't have a source at Boone & Crockett feeding me inside information on the the record books giants that were taken down this fall.

January 03, 2011

My New Year's Resolution

My New Year's resolution is to do my part. I'm going to do my part to keep the tradition of hunting alive. For lack of a better phrase, I'll be spreadin' the word.

December 28, 2010 Retires Outdoor Section

I'm not happy. I wish I could type my true thoughts onto this NRA computer but decorum and professional conduct won't allow it.

December 21, 2010

Georgia Pellegrini's Mouthwatering Venison Recipe

Georgia Pellegrini is a different kind of hunter. She's a tasteful, stylish food artisan with a bit of gritty, shotgun-toting gal mixed in. It's a combo that's hard to ignore.

December 20, 2010

Georgia Pellegrini: Author, Food Artisan, Huntress

Georgia Pellegrini has been praised by critics and fans alike for her writing, blogging and commentary on cooking's connection with Mother Nature and hunting.

December 17, 2010

Deer Hunting's FAQs

As a blogger/editor/writer for the fine publications of the NRA, I often field and answer questions from deer hunters. These queries, like the hunters that ask them, come in all shapes and sizes.

December 14, 2010

Benelli on Assignment's Soon-to-be TV Star Bucks

Last week I was trading e-mails and hero shots with Benelli’s Joe Coogan—I should have known better—when the veteran hunter dealt me the big buck trump card. Check out this pair of nice bucks taken down South earlier this year while Joe was in camp with Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Benelli USA Steve McKelvain. The esteemed Mr. Coogan writes:

December 10, 2010

Two Giant Bucks from Shockey Outfitters in Sask.

Last month, as you guys probably know by now, I had the pleasure of hunting in Saskatchewan with Jim Shockey's Whitetail Adventures.

December 09, 2010

PA Hunter Gets Buck of a Lifetime from Recliner

Even though Pennsylvania has been the subject of three out of my last four blogs, I promise I don’t have a thing for the Keystone state. Seems the news is just pouring out of the Commonwealth this week.

December 08, 2010

Pennsylvania Teen Drops Record Book Buck (updated)

More news out of Pennsylvania. Hanna Harris, 16, of Northumberland County recently busted what will undoubtedly be one of the top five non-typical bucks ever taken in the Keystone State.

December 07, 2010