Archive for hunting

Smileys in the Blind, Roosters on the Dash

Maybe you didn’t cover yourself in glory on the first day of your guided South Dakota bird hunt, but you’re a fast learner. Day two is a different story. It goes like this …

November 03, 2014

Hort’s Hide-Away

Members of the Swanson clan trace their roots to a homestead in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula their ancestors built in 1857. They’re what are colloquially known as ‘Yoopers’—UP speak for ‘someone born up here.’ 2013 was the last deer camp for family patriarch George Swanson, for after 77 years prowling these woods, he could no longer trust his eyes.

October 31, 2014

The Middle Hours

Dawn and dusk have magic, but you may well score on big game more often at midday.

October 29, 2014

Top 5 Whitetail Cartridges

What’s deer camp without a good argument over the best whitetail cartridge?

October 28, 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

Simplifying the Rut

Bucks are on their feet more often in daylight at this time of year, so there are many ways to be successful during the rut. Field Editor Bill Winke explains.

October 28, 2014

Blood Trail Basics

Nicely done! All your planning came to fruition, and you just shot a deer. If it didn’t drop within sight, though, the high-fiving may be premature. What you do next will determine whether you go home with fresh venison or just a sob story. Never fear, though—Bryce Towsley is offering a few tips to help ensure you recover your prey.

October 24, 2014

Think Your Duck Opener Was Bad?

We toil and wait all summer until one day, finally, it's the opening day of duck season. Think yours might have been bad? Check out Kyle Wintersteen's.

October 20, 2014

Western Rivers Releases Stalker 360

The game call specialists at Western Rivers have announced that they're now shipping the company's new Stalker 360 model.

October 20, 2014

What the NRA Does for Hunters

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

October 18, 2014

Species-Specific Excuses for Missing Birds

Kyle Wintersteen has learned to deal with missing birds—particularly when witnesses are present—through a fail-proof coping mechanism: excuses, and lots of them. So, here are a few species-specific suggestions to help you save face this season.

October 17, 2014

Hornady Announces New Hunting Products for 2015

Hornady announced its 2015 product offerings this week at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) show, and three things in particular should catch the eye of the hunting community.

October 16, 2014

Make Your Own Custom Hunting Knife

If you’ve got the tools and the know-how, assembling and finishing your own blade may add extra joy to hunting season.

October 15, 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

Nosler Announces BT Ammunition

Nosler's ballistic tip bullets have long been popular among America's deer, antelope and hog hunters—a fact that has inspired the company to introduce a new line of ballistic-tip hunting cartridges for 2015: BT Ammunition.

October 14, 2014