Archive for John Zent

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

Montana Rifles

The Montana Firearms Group, run by Keith and Jeff Sipe, leverages the Mauser-type Model 1999 actions and custom barrels produced in what began as a local gunsmithing shop in Kalispell, Mont.

September 16, 2013

Essential Moose Hunting Gear

Here's the gear NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent found essential on his B.C. moose hunt.

August 20, 2013

What Makes a "Good" Bull?

That can be a tough question, but Editorial Director John Zent knows one thing that matters is if you’re looking up or down the mountain.

August 15, 2013

Winchester AA TrAAcker Shotshells

While not an end-all to hitting flying targets, the TrAAcker can help shooters determine where they are missing, so they can more easily correct.

July 01, 2013

Spiral Horns and Curious Diversions

Carefully laid plans for a classic African plains-game hunt take an unexpected turn.

April 30, 2013

Leica ER Riflescope

In order to succeed within its high-echelon price category, Leica ERs must deliver superior performance and durability. The company's latest release did just that.

March 07, 2013

Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I Combo

The two-barrel combo comes in a case with choke tubes for each barrel. It's perfect for the range and upland fields.

October 24, 2012

Nikon M-223 Riflescope Review

Nikon’s M-223 series of affordable scopes allows long-range AR shooters to be fast and proficient in changing circumstances and at varying target distances.

December 23, 2011

The Pass-Along Shotgun

Some guns are meant to be passed from one shooter to another. Sometimes sooner than we'd like.

December 22, 2011

Book Review: The Illustrated History of Firearms

The Illustrated History of Firearms is an authoritative history, matchless reference and handsome showpiece for shooters, hunters and collectors.

November 09, 2011

On the Trail of a Grizzly

Grizzly bears are at least as wild as any North American game animal, and unlike our antlered or horned beasts, they will at times turn the tables and hunt the hunter. And grizzlies are uniquely equipped to do so: Big, old boars can weigh up to 750 pounds, are unfathomably strong and come armed with fangs and claws. Despite their size, bears can sprint like deer for short stretches, except that they may well decide to sprint toward the threat rather than away.

October 31, 2011

Nikon Pro Staff Optics

With Nikon’s Pro Staff line, a hunter can buy a complete optics package—riflescope, shotgun/muzzleloader scope and binocular—for under $600.

October 24, 2011

Zeiss Dialyt Review

The new 18x-45x-65mm spotting scope is cut from the same cloth as the company’s all-time-favorite Classic binocular.

September 27, 2011

Whitetail Season Starts NOW!

Here at AmericanHunter.org we’re declaring that the ultimate time of year for whitetail fanatics is officially off and running. As of today. That’s because today marks the debut of what we’re confident will be the very best whitetail blog ever to appear anywhere in the Web, “Whitetail Season with Bill Winke.”

August 05, 2011