Archive for hunting

A Playbook for Public-Land Toms

Ernest Hemingway advised, if you want to write, begin with “one true sentence” and follow it with another. So here’s the truest way to kill a public-land tom.

February 21, 2014

Cold-Weather Hunting: Is Winter Over Yet?

It's been a colder-than-usual winter, and Sarah Smith Barnum admits that she's more than ready for the spring months to arrive.

February 19, 2014

Cabela's Inc. Announces Passing of Richard N. Cabela

Cabela's, Inc. has announced the passing of Richard N. Cabela, company co-founder and Chairman Emeritus. Cabela died in his home in Sidney, Neb., on Monday, Feb. 17. He was 77.

February 18, 2014

Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act Passes in U.S. House

The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 268-154 and is en route to the Senate.

February 06, 2014

The Editors Have Landed

Karen Mehall is on the floor at SCI's 42nd Hunters' Convention.

February 05, 2014

The 26-Yard Hunting Zero

Much has been written on the ideal distance to zero a hunting rifle. There is no best sight-in range for everyone, because the range at which hunters expect to shoot their quarry differs considerably. There is one technique, however, that should allow you to hold your crosshairs on the vitals of deer-sized game and keep the bullet inside the vital zone out to 280 yards—and Jeff Johnston's ready to share it with you.

February 04, 2014

Two Spoonbills I'd Definitely Shoot

Kyle Wintersteen weighs in on a pair of unique spoonbills that Delta Waterfowl tweeted pictures of this season.

February 03, 2014

Realtree Announces Max-5 Waterfowl Camo

Realtree has announced Max-5, the latest addition to its large and heralded selection of camouflage patterns.

January 07, 2014

Winchester Ammo "R&D" Outing in North Texas

Editorial Director John Zent and Development Manager Tom Rickwalder were in Canadian, Texas, with Winchester Ammo last month for a "R&D" outing, testing a new load that's still in the development process. Early indications are that the developmental load—due for release in January, 2015—will be great shakes for deer hunters. Mt. Hide Outfitters did a fine job putting the hunters on deer on this north Texas ranch.

January 03, 2014

Canyon Whitetails

If you look for deer in the deep canyons of north Idaho, be prepared to sweat up and down steep terrain. You should also be prepared to make sharply angled shots.

December 27, 2013

Should Hunters Ever "Hold Off Hair?"

The BullShooters have heard the phrase "you should never hold off hair" get thrown around in more than one hunting camp. But does such a statement really hold water? Jeff Johnston investigates.

December 16, 2013

Post-Thanksgiving Musings

Thanksgiving may be over, but it's never too late to give thanks. Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum belatedly shares some post-Thanksgiving musings about hunting and the rise of female hunters' numbers.

December 03, 2013

Carrying While Hunting

Do you carry a sidearm when you're hunting? Dave Campbell tackles this much-debated practice.

November 25, 2013

The Hunting Bug, Translated

A hunt for driven game in Poland reminds the author that regardless where he goes or who he meets, humor is a great equalizer.

November 20, 2013

The Hot Ticket in Winter

Nail the weather forecast and find the food to make the late season great. Here’s what you need to pull a big buck out of the bare woods this month.

November 20, 2013