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A Slug Gun for the Shotgun Hunter

Most hunters have a selection of shotguns, each for a specific season. But what about one-shotgun hunters that still want a slug gun? Are they doomed? Not today. Here are a few accessories that can help you convert your shotgun to a slug gun.

September 18, 2012

Dimension Africa

Thompson/Center's switch-barrel Dimension is affordable and versatile, but it needed to pass a rigorous field test to prove itself: Africa. NRA's John Zent had a chance to handle the Dimension while in Africa's Stormberg Mountains and brought back some photographic evidence of its success.

September 12, 2012

Hunting Museums

With summer ending, many families are planning short vacations or day trips to visit attractions not far from home. It so happens there are some fine museums of particular interest to hunters, and since they are scattered widely throughout the U.S., there should be at least one within driving distance.

September 07, 2012

2012's Best New Broadheads

Sharper cuts, bigger holes and more terminal damage are what broadhead manufacturers work to improve with their blades each year, and what many are delivering in 2012. Check out these 10 new offerings to twist on, tune up and send downrange.

September 04, 2012

Adventure in Africa: Cape Buffalo with a Bow

On August 13 I returned from a fabulous 10-day bowhunting trip on the Eastern Cape of South Africa with my friends, owner/PH Andrew Renton and PH Marius Potgieter of Kei River Safaris It was my second time with Kei River. Five years ago it was a plains game hunt extraordinaire. This time it would be the same, but with a bit of a twist. This time, we’d first target Cape buffalo with the bow.

August 30, 2012

RAM Reworks the Outdoorsman Pickup

Take a tough-running, off-road go-getter and add unique bins for transporting firearms and other shooting gear, and you’ve got the Outdoorsman, RAM’s blockbuster hit in the pickup market.

August 23, 2012

Best Treestands for 2012

Hunters need to be able to sit comfortably and quietly for hours if they're going to outwit a mature buck. Considering bowhunting means having to get that much closer to your quarry, a stand designed to be comfortable and quiet without compromising strength or stability just may tip the odds in your favor. So whether you prefer portable or ladder stands, you'll want a sneak peek at these for 2012.

August 13, 2012

Trucking for Antelope

New Mexico is known for being won by the United States in the Mexican-American War, where Billy the Kid became famous and for having some of the best antelope hunting in the West. However, to get one, you have to spend a lot of time glassing and moving. A good truck is crucial to covering this open, but rough terrain inhabited by speed goats.

July 16, 2012

Best Budget Bows

A bow only has to do a few things well for it to be a good bow. The cams must line up with the string when you look at the string before drawing it. It needs to be adjustable enough to match your draw length and weight, and it must feel good in your hand. With these criteria in mind, here are several of the best bargains on the market. They cost less than top-shelf models, but have all you need.

June 26, 2012

Backcountry Camp Essentials

Whether it’s part of a guided hunt or is a separate off-season event with family and friends, camping is a quintessential part of the outdoor experience. Fortunately for today’s camper—maybe softened just a little by those modern conveniences—you don’t have to suffer or go without basic creature comforts. Here’s a look at eight items to make your time spent in the wilderness more comfortable.

May 31, 2012

Staying in Shape in the Off-Season

Summer means the off-season for a lot of hunters, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to relax. Summer can be used to ensure that you’re at a fitness level that’ll let you enjoy outdoor pursuits safely and without discomfort—you wouldn’t want to fall behind your buddies next season, would you? Here are a few basic exercises anyone can do.

May 22, 2012

Members' Best 2012

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 2011 hunts, and will publish many of them in the June 2012 issue. Here are the photos that were not featured in the print edition of American Hunter this year. Member names and hunt location are included.

May 15, 2012

Knives and Accessories from Cheaper Than Dirt

As important as it is to have the right guns and ammunition for the big hunt, it’s the edged tools that make all the difference once the game arrives back in camp. It only takes one trip into the wilderness with dull blades for a hunter to learn to love these simple implements. Here are a few edgy items available from Cheaper Than Dirt to consider taking along for your next outdoors event.

April 19, 2012

Best Turkey Hunting Blinds

While many turkey hunters prefer to stay mobile, there are times when sitting still is required, as well as the best way to hunt turkeys. However, staying still for long periods can be difficult unless you’re comfortable and well-hidden, both of which can be found in a blind. But which one has the features you need?

March 12, 2012

SHOT Show 2012: Nikon Booth Tour

The AmericanHunter.org editors stopped by Nikon Booth at the 2012 SHOT Show to catch a glimpse of the newest products to hit the company's shelves for 2012. Check out our first look at the new riflescopes, rangefindgers and binoculars available this year.

February 01, 2012