Archive for big game

Dangerous Domestic Game

You don't have to go international to find dangerous game. Keith Wood takes a closer look at some of more imposing prey that can be found right here in the United States.

February 18, 2015

NRA Outdoors: Your Portal to Adventure

Learn more about the NRA Outdoors program, a potential gateway to all of your bucket list hunts.

February 02, 2015

Ivory Trade Ban, Limits on Elephant Imports and What They Mean for Hunters

If unchecked, a proposed ban on the sale and trade of legally owned ivory would harm American hunters.

December 30, 2014

Black Bears Come to Blows in New Jersey

Video of a black bear on black bear battle royale—purportedly filmed in Rockaway, New Jersey—hit YouTube last week, and has been making its rounds online.

November 07, 2014

The Middle Hours

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

October 29, 2014

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