Archive for shawn skipper

Man Goes Hand-to-Hand with Wounded Bear, Wins

When game's wounded, though, we're aware that all bets are off. Such a scenario played out in Duxbury, Minn., earlier this fall, when an unarmed hunter was attacked by a wounded, 525-pound black bear that he and a few companions had been tracking. The twist ending? Not only did he survive the encounter; he won the fight.

December 15, 2014

An Ethos in Delaware

To honor the debut of its new Ethos, Benelli put the shotgun on tour. The plan? Have one model visit all 50 states before SHOT Show. Oh, and there would be no cleaning of the firearm, either. A native of Delaware, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper was tapped to handle The First State's leg of the tour. Armed with the Ethos and a box of Federal Premium, he journeyed home with plans to knock a few birds out of the sky.

December 02, 2014

America's Ethos Visits Delaware

Being a native of Delaware, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper was tapped to handle The First State's leg of Benelli's America's Ethos Tour. How did he fare? Find out.

December 01, 2014

2014's Best Whitetail States: Part III

Oklahoma, Indiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland made their appearances in Part II of the countdown. Who’s next? Check out the latest installment of our “Top 20 States for Whitetails” series.

November 21, 2014

Ask the Editors: 3 Essential Pieces of Deer Gear

The question: If you were limited to three pieces of "gear," just what would you deem most important?

November 21, 2014

American Hunter's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Finding the right one amidst a flooded marketplace can be a challenge. In an effort to keep your holiday season stress levels to a minimum, the editors of American Hunter have assembled this handy 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

November 18, 2014

Portable Power with the Mojo BattStation Optimus

Want to keep your phone, GPS or other mobile device charged when afield? Here's one portable solution.

November 13, 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

Winchester Answers: Where's the .22 LR?

A few months back, we provided a look at how ammunition companies were responding to the .22 rimfire "shortage." It's no secret that, since then, many of our readers are still struggling to maintain their stockpile of .22 LR. So what's going on? We asked the folks at Winchester for answers.

October 23, 2014

NRA-Themed Accessories For Your ATV

Your ATV can be just as an important a tool as your truck. So why not trick it out a little bit? Here are a few nifty—and NRA-themed—ATV accessories from Moose Utility Division.

October 22, 2014

2015 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon Test Drive

Earlier this month, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper had the opportunity to put the new 2015 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon on the venerated Hatfield-McCoy Trails. What's it like, putting a new 4x4 through its paces on one of the country's most highly-regarded trail systems? Get an inside look with this gallery.

October 22, 2014

Varmint Hunting With Hornady's .17 WSM

Hornady has announced that it's expanding its .17-caliber lineup in 2015, with the addition of the .17 WSM. Earlier this year, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper had the opportunity to put the new offering to work on some prairie dogs during a Wyoming varmint hunt. Get an inside look at that trip with the gallery provided here, and be sure to check out our video for even more information.

October 15, 2014

Test Driving the 2015 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4

Last week, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper had the opportunity to put the new 2015 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon on the venerated Hatfield-McCoy Trails. How did it fare? Find out in this latest edition of The Gun Club.

October 09, 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

2014's Best Whitetail States: Part II

Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Nebraska and South Carolina began the countdown. Who’s next? Check out the latest installment of our “Top 20 States for Whitetails” series.

September 25, 2014