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Home Intruder Turns Out to Be Hen Wood Duck

Melinda Costanzo of North Reading, Mass., was sleeping in on a Saturday morning when loud noises downstairs awakened her. It didn't turn out to be quite what she thought.

April 14, 2014

Safety Harnesses

Any hunter that hunts from a stand or any other elevated platform must wear a safety harness.

April 11, 2014

Single-Action Vs. Double-Action Revolvers

What are the differences between a single-action and a double-action revolver?

April 10, 2014

Determine Your Dominant Eye

Using your dominant eye to aim a gun will usually make you a faster and more accurate shooter.

April 09, 2014

As The Bow Sight Swings

If you bow hunt mainly from a tree stand, a pendulum sight could make hits come easier.

April 03, 2014

Cartridge Control

Controlled-round feed relates to the way in which the bolt handles a cartridge as it is stripped from the magazine and fed into the chamber.

April 01, 2014

Optical Coatings

Here's an easy way to determine if optical glass is coated.

March 18, 2014

AmericanHunter.org Launches New Blogs

The AmericanHunter.org blog section has expanded! Learn more about Scott Olmsted’s “One Shot” and “The Gun Club,” Karen Mehall’s “American Bowhunter” and the rest of our new ventures.

March 05, 2014

Would Proposed Coyote Control Impact SD Pheasants?

South Dakota wildlife managers say the state's coyote population has continued to increase, despite attempts to control it. Therefore a proposal is on the table to add $1 to hunting license sales, thereby generating more money for coyote control. Thus far it's proven popular with biologists, hunters, landowners and politicians alike.

March 08, 2013

A Stubborn Old Golden

Yesterday was a sad day for the Skipper family—Chelsea, our 12-year-old Golden Retriever, finally had to be put down.

March 05, 2013

North Carolina Hunter Contracts Rabbit Fever

A North Carolina man has been diagnosed with rabbit fever, and I don't mean that he got overexcited by a cottontail. More accurately known as tularemia, rabbit fever is a rare but serious disease that occasionally affects hunters who've handled infected bunnies.

March 04, 2013

Great News!

Gun owners have been taking a beating lately—both in the media as well as from some legislatures. But we've recently scored a victory. My home state of Wyoming passed a bill to decriminalize the use of suppressors while hunting wildlife. We joined 24 other states that recognize that it should not cost one his or her hearing just to be a hunter.

March 04, 2013

Semi-Autos Produce Lower Velocities Than Revolvers

Because semis use gases to cycle the action, some velocity is lost.

March 01, 2013

Teacher Refused to Grade Reports on Hunting, Guns

When Denton, Texas, High School English teacher Dewey Christian asked a class of seniors to write about anything that interests them, two students chose pretty popular interests in their state: guns and hunting. One student wrote about his experiences hunting and a recent trip to a Cabela's store, while his classmate wrote about attending a gun show in Fort Worth over the weekend.

February 25, 2013

Toxic Broadheads

By Bob Robb

When it comes to new broadheads, if you want to talk about space-age, outside-the-box thinking, you need to check out the new Toxic broadhead from Flying Arrow Archery.

February 21, 2013