Archive for J. Scott Olmsted

Hardware: Traditions Vortek StrikerFire

Vortek's “StrikerFire” is exactly what it sounds like: The gun is striker-fired. A hammer is replaced with a sliding cocker/de-cocker. How did it hold up when put to the test by American Hunter Editor in Chief J. Scott Olmsted? Find out in this review.

September 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Federal Duck Stamp

August 22, 2014, marks 80th birthday of landmark conservation icon.

August 22, 2014

SCI Challenges California Mountain Lion Import Ban

Safari Club International files suit in U.S. District Court to reverse 1990 decision made via voter initiative.

August 08, 2014

.45 ACP vs. Brown Bear

Jim Landess of Sterling, Alaska, used a $200 Hi-Point .45 ACP pistol to defend his home against a 450-pound brown bear.

July 31, 2014

Who Says Hunters Don’t Police Their Own?

We’ve all read online comments online accompanying hunting stories that say something to the effect that “hunters always praise themselves as saviors of animals, but they don’t really do anything to preserve and protect wildlife.” Scott Olmsted is here to tell you that is bunk.

July 18, 2014

Nikon Aculon

Nikon's Aculon is the lightest, most compact rangefinder that the company offers—and it's wicked fast, too. So how does this "portable performer" hold up in the field? J. Scott Olmsted decided to put it to the test.

June 27, 2014

Nebraska Turkeys with Cabela's

I'm hunting turkeys in the Sand Hills of Nebraska this week, but first I have to get there.

May 14, 2014

Hunting Texas Hogs in the Dark

Texas is crawling with feral hogs, and the state needs some help thinning them. If you go, be sure to take the right equipment.

May 08, 2014

Barnes Sisters Hit the Turkey Woods

U.S. Olympic biathletes and shooting sports stars Lanny and Tracy Barnes check in during turkey season. We'll let Lanny tell the story.

May 05, 2014

Turkey Season's Public-Land Play

Field Editor Frank Miniter put his own tips to use this morning.

May 02, 2014

SCI Sues FWS, Challenges African Elephant Bans

Safari Club International files suit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

April 29, 2014

Yamaha Machines Draw Crowds

A Yamaha Grizzly 700 ESP was a featured attraction Friday and Saturday.

April 26, 2014

'Top Shot' Shooter Chris Cheng Shares Tips

'Top Shot' Season 4 Winner Leads 'Shoot to Win' seminar.

April 26, 2014

Magpul Motor Coach

Magpul's trade show 'conference room' is a 1950s-era Flexible motor coach.

April 26, 2014

NRA Hunters' Leadership Forum

A brand new NRA program will raise money and awareness for the benefit of hunting and hunters nationwide.

April 25, 2014