Archive for Karen Mehall Phillips

How to Judge a Buck's Age Class

Sometimes being bull-headed—or in this case, buck-headed—pays off when it comes to waiting it out for that one good shot opportunity at that mature buck you’re chasing.

December 19, 2014

Black Friday Shopping Pays Off with a 200-inch Mule Deer!

"Black Friday" was the theme of the day in Kansas!

December 11, 2014

Ask the Editors: 3 Essential Pieces of Deer Gear

The question: If you were limited to three pieces of "gear," just what would you deem most important?

November 21, 2014

Three Tips for Teaching Kids Archery

Having patience, keeping it fun and staying focused on the prize--meaning making sure kids are consistent in practicing their fundamentals--are the keys to helping young archers attain success!

November 20, 2014

American Hunter's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Finding the right one amidst a flooded marketplace can be a challenge. In an effort to keep your holiday season stress levels to a minimum, the editors of American Hunter have assembled this handy 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

November 18, 2014

Mission Crossbows Rule as 8-Year-Old Drops His First Deer

"Crazy 8s" was the theme of the day Saturday when nephew Joey got his first whitetail!

November 10, 2014

Mathews’ Sets Web Traffic Record with its 2015 NO CAM, Chill X and Z2 Launch

2015 will be a big year for Mathews--and for us bowhunters and shooters--as we get the first look at its revolutionary new NO CAM bows, the new Chill X Pro and the new Z2.

November 07, 2014

Why HSS' Contour Vest is My Lifeline

Attention ladies: Hunter Safety System’s Ladies Contour vest-and-harness system is comfy, eliminates bulk and covers your butt in the tree—literally!

November 05, 2014

Three Things Scarier Than Halloween

Jack-o'-lanterns may be something to fear, but not doing these three things will scare me all year!

October 31, 2014

Know How: 5 Bow Season Tips

Senior Editor Karen Mehall Phillips offers five tips that every bowhunter should keep in mind this hunting season.

October 28, 2014

Whitetail Slugfest

Here are four hot new offerings from key slug manufacturers that should help you seal the deal downrange this whitetail season.

October 28, 2014

Michigan Youth Drops 12-Point Albino Buck with Crossbow

Gavin Dingman, 11, beat the odds when he shot this extraordinary albino deer on Monday.

October 22, 2014

The Brush-Up-Your-Blind Debate

As we place or reposition our ground blinds this season, how concealed do they need to be to keep from spooking deer?

October 20, 2014

Range Before You Draw!

There is always a new bowhunting lesson to learn—sometimes the hard way. Here’s a basic mistake that's easier to make than you might think.

October 16, 2014

When to Call Elk—or Not!

Sometimes silence really is golden--especially when elk hunting success hinges on never making a peep.

October 02, 2014