Archive for John Zent

Anti’s Crash the Party on Texas Co-Ed’s Facebook Page

Photos from an African safari draw threats and rants, and reveal a complete lack of understanding about wildlife management.

July 03, 2014

Viva Mexico Quail Hunting

While U.S. upland bird seasons are closed by March, this month is prime time for quail hunting in some parts of sunny Mexico, particularly for the black-throated bobwhite variety found throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. NRA Outdoors, an affiliate partner that organizes hunting and fishing excursions specially tailored to NRA members, offers an intriguing three-day hunt in Yucatan’s rural northern coastal plain, not far from the tourist mecca of Cancun. A party of six American hunters, including NRA Outdoors chief Greg Ray and Editorial Director John Zent, found the welcome there to be as warm as the weather, the birds were abundant, and the shooting downright excellent.

March 14, 2014

John Zent's Top 10 Shotguns

Since junior high, NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent has had a love-hate affair with shotguns. He loves ‘em when he hits; hates ‘em when he misses. Of course, he knows better than to blame the gun, but he has to live with himself and can always switch to a new shotgun—right? Or perhaps he can really be fickle and have 10 favorite wingshooting buddies. Check out John's Top 10 shotguns.

February 28, 2014

Federal's Big-Game Tactic

Federal Premium's new Trophy Copper was what got the job done for John Zent on his latest B.C. goat hunt. See what he had to say about the Federal ammunition line here.

February 26, 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

Learning from Biathletes

Beyond marveling at their incredible toughness and athleticism, John Zent has been intrigued by gun-handling skills demonstrated by many of the Olympic biathletes in Sochi.

February 18, 2014

A Great American Institution: NRA Takes Ownership of the Harrisburg Show

NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent recalls how his father took him to his first "sportsman show" and got him hooked on the annual event that is now owned and operated by NRA as the Great American Outdoor Show.

January 31, 2014

Benelli Ethos Review

The Benelli Ethos, the newest semi-auto from the Italian gun manufacturer, has the edgy looks and modifications to the inertia-driven, rotating-bolt mechanism, but the cutting edge doesn't start there.

January 31, 2014

.26 Nosler

Nosler’s very first proprietary cartridge is bound to get the attention of long-range shooters.

January 14, 2014

.25-45 Sharps: Power Boost for MSRs

It’s a new cartridge with a storied, old-school name, but in fact the story is largely the same.

January 14, 2014

Federal Premium 10 mm Hunting Ammo

Federal Premium is giving handgun hunters a new option with the introduction of its 180-grain 10 mm load.

January 14, 2014

Red-Carpet Blacktail

When the author agreed to speak at Friends of NRA-related events in Alaska, he had no idea how good the "pay" would be.

January 08, 2014

Review: Leica Geovid HD-B

The latest binocular from Leica reveals much about how the optics market is changing to keep pace with the current-day shooting culture. Read more of this full review from Editorial Director John Zent.

October 22, 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

Energy Conservation That is Really Good for Wildlife

Editorial Director John Zent got to observe on-the-ground examples of what energy companies do to benefit wildlife conservation during a spring visit to southwestern Pennsylvania hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Energy for Wildlife program.

September 23, 2013