Archive for big game

How to Hunt Everyman's Elk

Trophy-bull tactics could lead to missed opportunities when the quarry is any legal bull.

October 05, 2012

From the Cookbook: Barbecued Moose Ribs

Few things look as appetizing on a plate as ribs, and they make for great finger foods during Sunday afternoons in the fall. Ready to try making them with moose?

October 04, 2012

All About Ungulates

By Bob Robb

The most popular big game animals hunted in North America—deer and elk—belong to a group of animals classified as “ungulates.” Ungulate comes from the Latin word for "hoof", and since all ungulates have hooves, it’s quite appropriate. For a long time this extremely large group was considered by scientists as one order, but today "ungulates" refers to two distinct orders, Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla. They are separated by the number of toes each member of the group has. Animals in the order Artiodactyla, which includes elk, deer, bison, pronghorn, and the peccaries) have an even number of toes. On the other hand, animals in the order Perissodactyls, which includes horses and elephants, have an odd number of toes.

October 03, 2012

Game Profiles: Caribou

Known by many as reindeer, Caribou inhabit part of North America, northern Europe, Greenland, Siberia and the Svalbard Archipelago.

August 17, 2012

New Muzzleloader World Record Grizzly Taken

Steve West of Steve's Outdoor Adventures TV has broken the Muzzleloader World Record for grizzly bears.

August 10, 2012

From the Cookbook: Elk Doggies

Simple, tasty and popular, it's hard to beat the combination of meat and dough. Try this variation from the NRA Members' Wild-Game Cookbook.

May 31, 2012

From the Cookbook: Moose Pot Pie

Like a good pot pie? Try taking your moose steak, or any wild-game meat, and turning it into this tasty dish from the NRA Members' Wild-Game Cookbook.

May 17, 2012

Video: Duck Hunter Poses as Big Game Hunter

Check out this video of a duck hunter who you may recognize posing as a big-game hunter.

April 02, 2012

Goat Straight, No Chaser

They say a winter goat hunt can lead to a short climb. They also say it can be the toughest hunt of all.

March 30, 2012

Field Processing & Butchering on Backcountry Hunts

Here are four knives and tools that can get the job done on any backcountry hunt.

November 30, 2011

Best Mule Deer Hunting: Where and How

Don’t believe the gloom and doom. Nice mule deer bucks can still be had with a little homework before the hunt.

October 06, 2011

Find More Elk

If you have a hunting buddy, divide up promising territory, then share what you each found back at camp—doing so will double your chances of locating elk pockets.

September 07, 2011

When to Hunt: Bull Elk Before and After the Rut

Bowhunters who concentrate only on the peak of the rut pass up some of the best elk hunting of the season.

July 20, 2011

Waiting on Mule Deer

Waiting for a mule deer may not have the romanticism of a spot-and-stalk hunt, but when a buck enters the trap, the odds are clearly in your favor.

July 20, 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