Archive for big game

Rifle Hunting the Bugle in Northwest Colorado

With the bulls bugling and the aspens at their golden height, where else would you rather be than the "Elk Hunting Capital of the World" with an elk tag in your pocket? Digital Managing Editor Justin McDaniel found himself in that enviable position in late September as he headed to the mountains northeast of Craig, Colo., for his first elk hunt.

October 21, 2014

Member's Hunt: Big Country, Big Bore and a Big Ol’ Bull

Inspired by a recent American Hunter magazine piece, NRA member Dr. Stephen H. Corwin shares the story of his recent handgun elk hunt.

October 16, 2014

Guide to Public-Land Pronghorns

The pursuit of North America’s most unique big game requires an equally unique plan of attack.

October 11, 2014

Out Of the Hole

Battling bad luck, a broken truck and the flu, the author relies on sheer grit when chasing elk up and down a foreboding Utah landscape.

October 01, 2014

A Pair to Draw 2

At the end of every rainbow there is said to be a pot of gold. Sometimes, that pot holds a pair of bang-bang bull elk.

September 12, 2014

Packing Pistols In Bear Country

Carry guns can take many forms, but choosing one to wield in the wilderness deserves special considerations.

August 13, 2014

Moose Captured on College Campus

The joke nowadays is that everyone has—or is seeking—a college degree. I'm pretty sure that schools haven't started admitting moose, yet, though.

May 16, 2014

Smith & Wesson Big Game Dinner Benefits USO

Smith & Wesson's annual Big Game Dinner drew more than 500 guests, serving up dishes like carved elk roasts, wild boar sweet sausages and Cajun-style catfish.

March 06, 2014

The Elk of Utah

Elk don't have a habit of making things easy on hunters, and the herds prowling of the hills in and around Coalville, Utah, were no different last November when Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper joined Federal Premium Ammunition for a hunt hosted by R&K Hunting Co. Snow, wind and rough terrain awaited—but, fortunately, so did a few bulls. Get a closer look at the trip with this gallery.

January 10, 2014

Cats, Crashes and More on a Colorado Elk Hunt

Elk are among North America’s greatest game animals, leaving Shawn Skipper a bit excited when he joined Weatherby on his first-ever elk hunt. As luck would have it, five days of chasing what proved to be ever-elusive bulls over the mountainous terrain of central Colorado yielded no harvest. Though unsuccessful, he came back with plenty of stories to tell.

December 04, 2013

Kill a Rhino to Save a Rhino?

The Dallas Safari Club is offering one bidder a chance to kill an endangered black rhinoceros—in hopes that the money raised will help save many, many more.

October 29, 2013

Elk Hunting

If you were asked to define elk hunting to someone who had never been exposed to it, how would you do it?

October 24, 2013

The Red Lechwe: Hunting Africa with Kimber

NRA E-Media's Tom Rickwalder had an opportunity to take a variety of game on his very first African safari—including the elusive lechwe.

October 24, 2013

Big-Game Success Amid a Bout of Drought: How to Hunt a Parched Spot

Finding water isn’t always a dilemma. Finding the right water is, because all water sources are not created equal. Use these tips from Mark Kayser to connect to the right watering hole.

September 11, 2013

Game On: Hunting Africa with Kimber

NRA E-Media's Tom Rickwalder captured these images while he and American Hunter Editor-in-Chief Scott Olmsted hunted game in Africa's Caprivi Strip. From crocs and wildebeest to hippos and elephants, the Kimber Caprivi and Mountain Ascent have helped to get the job done.

September 09, 2013