Archive for J. Scott Olmsted

Threats to 11-Year-Old Hunter of Albino Buck Go Too Far

Since Gavin Dingman shot a 12-point albino buck in Michigan, his family has felt the wrath of the online community.

October 27, 2014

Exclusive: Collar Camera Records Deer Predation By Cougar

Collars on Washington deer are providing fabulous insight into the behavior of predators and prey—and some interesting predation, too.

October 27, 2014

Beware the Fall

Are you strapped in for deer season?

October 27, 2014

What the NRA Does for Hunters

Rest easy, American hunter, the NRA has your back.

October 18, 2014

NRA Hunters Lead the Fight in Culture War

Launched in April, the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum assembles a collection of leaders from across the hunting world dedicated to the enrichment and growth of the NRA’s mission to promote and defend hunting.

October 15, 2014

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