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Members' Best 2014 Photo of the Day: Frank McLaughlin, Allen, Texas

We asked NRA members to send in their best photos from 2013-14 hunts, and published many of them in the June 2014 issue. Here are the photos that were featured in the print edition of American Hunter this year. Keep checking back as we will be adding a new entry almost every day from those that didn't make the print edition.

May 15, 2014

Snow Geese in the South Dakota Sky

Spring typically means the end of the line for waterfowlers and the beginning of "duck depression." There is a way to squeeze a little more action out of your season: a spring snow goose hunt. Managing Online Editor Shawn Skipper spent a week hunting the reverse migration in South Dakota this spring, armed with Remington's Versa Max Waterfowl Pro and Federal Premium's Black Cloud shotshells. Find out how he fared with this gallery.

May 09, 2014

Gallery: A Nebraska Spring Turkey Hunt

Nebraska in March can be chilly—even frigid—but that doesn’t stop a band of dedicated hunters intent on hunting spring turkeys. With its diverse terrain and two-bird limit, central Nebraska offers even fanatics an incredible turkey hunting experience, even if at times it may feel like a winter deer hunt.

April 23, 2014

Magnificent Mounts!

Get a closer look at some of the taxidermy examples that Karen Mehall has spotted on the floor of the SCI show.

February 06, 2014

Winchester Ammo "R&D" Outing in North Texas

Editorial Director John Zent and Development Manager Tom Rickwalder were in Canadian, Texas, with Winchester Ammo last month for a "R&D" outing, testing a new load that's still in the development process. Early indications are that the developmental load—due for release in January, 2015—will be great shakes for deer hunters. Mt. Hide Outfitters did a fine job putting the hunters on deer on this north Texas ranch.

January 03, 2014

Waterfowl Hunting With the Benelli Ethos

Bird hunters and target shooters alike will have the opportunity to get their hands on the next generation of Benelli shotguns in 2014, thanks to the impending introduction of the company's new Ethos model. NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent wanted to spend a little more time evaluating the Ethos' field performance—which led him to this waterfowl hunt in Chestertown, Md. Photos by NRA E-Media's Tom Rickwalder.

December 30, 2013

Inside Aimpoint's Sportsman Shooting Center

Aimpoint’s Sportsman Shooting Center (SSC)—the United States’ first indoor hunting shooting center—opened Sept. 21, 2013 at Grapevine, Texas. SSC provides the opportunity for shooters to practice on dynamic hunting scenarios inside an air-conditioned, live-fire cinema range using their own rifles and ammunition. The center includes a 100-yard sighting tunnel and an interactive simulator. Patrons are also offered the option of renting Blaser R8 rifles, and Norma ammunition is available for purchase in all major hunting calibers. Aimpoint sights will be offered as well. For more, visit SportsmanShootingCenter.com.

September 25, 2013

Members' Best 2013

Every hunter has a dream about dropping a prize animal, and each year many get the opportunity to realize it. American Hunter asked NRA members to send in their best photos from 2012 hunts, and published many of them in the June 2013 issue. Here are the photos that were not featured in the print edition of American Hunter this year. Member names are included.

June 03, 2013

Life in the Luangwa Valley

Anyone who returns from a safari has too many stories to tell in one sitting, and magazine writers are no different. After returning from Zambia’s Luangwa Valley in September 2012, I published as much as space would allow in the pages of American Hunter in the January 2013 issue. Here’s the rest of the story.

January 16, 2013

Cold Weather Deer Gear

As deer season enters its final weeks and months, hunters face the most brutal weather Mother Nature can throw at them. To fill that last tag, you’ll need to gut it out in the cold. Here’s the gear that will help you do that.

January 04, 2013

A Kimber in South Africa

Armed with Kimber rifles, American Hunter Editor-in-Chief Scott Olmsted and his girlfriend journeyed to South Africa for a Plains-game hunt of a lifetime, taking Impala, Kudu, Cape Eland and more. The pair also captured images of the unique flora and fauna scattered across the South African countryside, which they share in this photo gallery.

December 27, 2012

Cutting It Close: Sharp Gift Ideas

Can’t think of what to get that special shooter/hunter/outdoorsman on your list? You know, the man, woman or kid who already appears to have it all? Take our word for it, anyone who likes to pull a trigger, bag a game animal and/or be prepared for the worst will like getting a knife … er, another knife. You can never have too many blades, and so here are some last-minute cues to can't-miss gifts.

December 17, 2012

Deer Gear for 2012 and Beyond

Whether you’re just getting ready to hit the woods or looking to change your luck, these deer hunting accessories might just do the trick this season.

November 30, 2012

2012's Top 10 Gifts for Hunters

It's time of year once more: The holidays are upon us. With most seasons in full swing, there's not a lot of time for hunters to go shopping—so we're going to help you out. Have a fellow hunter or two on your shopping list this year? Here are 10 Christmas gifts that any hunter would be happy to unwrap in 2012.

November 20, 2012

Five Great Deer Rifles

The deer rifle remains the quintessential tool of the American deer hunter. Close your eyes and think about deer hunters and you’ll picture a figure cloaked in camo, with a bright orange hat and a rifle slung over his or her shoulder. Here are five rifles—a few classics, a few destined to be—that will serve their owners well when the time comes to take the venison from the field to the fridge.

November 06, 2012