Archive for john zent

Camping with the RAM Outdoorsman

Camping with the RAM Outdoorsman

November 28, 2012

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

NRA Publications Outstanding Achievement Awards

NRA Publications staff members were recognized for their outstanding achievements during a reception at NRA Headquarters, Jan. 25, 2012.

January 26, 2012

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

.338 Federal with 200-Grain Trophy Tip

NRA Media's John Zent was recently in British Columbia, Canada, hunting grizzly bears and putting Federal's new .308 200-grain bullet to the test.

October 31, 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

John Zent's Top Wild-Game Meats

Inspired by Steven Rinella’s “Top Game Meats,” here is another author’s take on a his favorite wild-game fare.

June 30, 2011

Let's Eat: My Top Wild-Game Meats

Steven Rinella’s revelation of his preferred game meats made me hungry at first, then inspired me to think about my own favorites. In no way am I suggesting there’s anything screwy with his list—especially the tempting recipes—or that mine is somehow better. Clearly, this is a matter of taste and there’s no accounting for that. Anyhow, here’s my delectable half-dozen, most of which, quite literally, I will never be able to eat nearly often enough.

June 30, 2011

John Zent's Brown Bear Adventure Roundup

Check out John Zent's blog and photo coverage, detailing each step of his thrilling Alaskan adventure.

June 27, 2011

Brown Bear Adventure in Alaska Part 7

The two big brown bears taken near the end of a lengthy, challenging hunt certainly met, and perhaps exceeded, our hopes. Stephen’s bear was a 9½-foot brute, while mine pushed 9 feet, and both possessed perfect, not-yet-rubbed pelts that will make stunning trophies. The only downside was that Andrew never did connect despite gamely pushing it right to the end. On our way back to port, in fact, he and guide Dan Ondersma took off in a skiff seeking a last-ditch black bear, a detour that meant a long, cold boat ride in rough water before finally arriving back in Valdez late that night. For all three of us, cruising the breathtakingly beautiful Alaska coast in search of North America’s alpha game animal added up to an extraordinary adventure.

June 24, 2011

Brown Bear Adventure in Alaska Part 6

At least we were going to have a rare sunny day—our next to last one—to find and get on a bear. Meanwhile Greg and company would resume the search of Stephen’s bear and leave no stone unturned.

June 23, 2011