Archive for big game

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

Wounded and Lost

We don’t like to talk about our misses, or worse, our bad hits—but they happen. If it hasn’t happened to you, you probably haven’t hunted much. What does it feel like? Keith Wood explains.

August 06, 2013

Broadheads for Big Game

Use these broadhead tips from Bill Winke to increase your chances of landing a big bruiser in any hunting situation.

August 06, 2013

Supreme Justice Elena Kagan Hunts Big Game With Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, known for her more liberal ideologies, revealed that she has hunted birds and big game—more than once.

July 02, 2013

Hog Hunting U.S.A.

Taking down hogs is one of the fastest growing, most exciting and most necessary types of hunting today. Here are five top locations for the best action.

February 11, 2013

Wild Boar Meatballs

Boar hunting has grown increasingly popular—but what to do with the meat? Georgia Pellegrini offers up a meatball recipe that will please any crowd.

February 04, 2013

It's Time to Plan for the Western Tag Draw

If you're a big-game hunter that dreams of taking a bull elk, mule deer or pronghorn out West, the time to start planning is now.

December 21, 2012

Virginia Hunter Takes 674-Pound, 9-Foot Black Bear

25-year-old DJ Lacks has landed a potential state record with this giant 674-pound black bear from Lunenburg County, Va.

December 14, 2012

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