Archive for john zent

Quail in the Land of the Maya

The new NRA Outdoors program matches members with hassle-free adventures that make hunting dreams come true. Somehow they even knew about my dream for action-packed wingshooting in a relaxing tropical paradise.

August 14, 2014

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

Is It Safe to Hunt Mexico? Part 3

In isolated incidents, American hunters have fallen victim to criminals in Mexico. Others enjoy successful outings. The key factor is to assess the risk where the hunt will take place and to be honest about one's personal risk tolerance.

April 03, 2014

Test Driving the New Ram EcoDiesel

Ram's EcoDiesel 1500 will appeal to hunters looking for a light-duty hauler that delivers great fuel economy.

March 26, 2014

Three Reasons to Scope Your Turkey Gun and Three Reasons Not To

Turkey hunters once scoffed at using an optic on their specialized shotguns. Some still do, but many hunters today see a clear advantage.

March 18, 2014

Is It Safe to Hunt in Mexico? (Part 2)

Although news reports from Mexico have been alarming, NRA Publications' John Zent decided he needed to hunt there at least one more time and see for himself.

March 14, 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, a service 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

Is It Safe to Hunt in Mexico? (Part 1)

NRA's John Zent faces the foremost question on the minds of Americans contemplating a hunt in Mexico.

March 12, 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

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

.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

A Waterfowl Hunt with the Benelli Ethos

NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent wanted to spend a little more time evaluating the Ethos' field performance—which led him to a waterfowl hunt in Chestertown, Md. Get a closer look at the hunt with this video.

January 08, 2014