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Those Memorable Birds

A trip halfway around the world to Kenya for exotic fowl is more than what it seems for American Hunter Managing Editor Jeff Johnston.

December 20, 2011

My Favorite Ruger

NRA editors rarely need an excuse to chat about their favorite firearms. So when Ruger announced its Million Gun Challenge earlier in 2011, the buzz around the office turned to not who actually owns a Ruger, but how many and which models. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into their personal collections, and invite you to tell us about your own favorite Ruger.

December 19, 2011

Scopes for Every Budget

Hey, it’s a tough economy out there—maybe this isn’t the year you treat yourself to German glass. Fortunately the optics market is saturated with good product, and these entry-price riflescopes do not disappoint.

December 15, 2011

2011’s Top 11 Gifts for Hunters

Even as the snows of winter descend upon most of the country, many of us are still in the woods every chance we can get, which doesn’t leave much time for Christmas shopping. So we figured we’d make it easy to buy for the fellow hunters on your list. In fact, everything listed below can be bought online via your smart phone while you’re sitting in your stand or blind!

December 12, 2011

Yamaha’s Single-Shot Challenge

NRA Emedia’s Tom Rickwalder had the opportunity to hunt the 66,000 acres of hilly terrain of Capitan, New Mexico this November. Ruger’s No. 1 Rifle, Trijicon’s AccuPoint 3-9x40 Riflescope, Hornady’s 300 RCM 165-grain GMX Superformance Ammo and Yamaha’s Grizzly 700 and Rhino 700 were used to aid in the spot and stalk of New Mexico Desert Mule Deer.

November 30, 2011

Cool Trail Camera Photos

Setting up a trail cam doesn’t always produce stellar results, but when you’ve got the right camera set up in the right spot, you can get an excellent perspective on when and where to position yourself come hunting season. The following images were submitted by hunter and NRA Member Jim McTygue and taken in Virginia.

November 30, 2011

John Zent's British Columbia Grizzly Hunt

It’s likely that no North American game animal can command our attention like the grizzly bear—especially when you find yourself in close proximity to an animal that’s huge, unbelievably strong, fast and possibly dangerous. For NRA’s John Zent, the dream to hunt grizzlies burned for more than 40 years, and after several hunting trips to the wild north-country, he finally found what he was seeking.

October 31, 2011

Wanted: Waterfowl Gear

There is probably no bigger gear head in the hunting world than the waterfowl hunter. Of course, considering the typical weather conditions for duck and goose hunts and the pressure on the birds flying south, it takes a certain amount of gear to be both successful and comfortable while waterfowl hunting. Here is the some of the latest equipment available to waterfowlers.

October 28, 2011

Jewels of the Waterfowl World

The remote habitats, difficulty of hunting and ornate plumage of many ducks haunt some waterfowlers to the point of obsession and world travel. But which species are the most coveted jewels in the waterfowler’s crown?

October 28, 2011

Four Crossbows for Fall

Looking for a new crossbow this fall? Here are four options that span all price spectrums, and suit the varied needs of adventurous bowhunters everywhere. From the article Four Crossbows for Fall.

October 18, 2011

Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012

New from Activision is Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012, featuring all of the diverse terrain, optimal gear and wild animals an adventure seeker could want. From the article Activision Releases Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012.

October 10, 2011

"Chicks with Guns" by Lindsay McCrum

Lindsay McCrum's photography collection "Chicks with Guns" provides a stunning look at the strong female firearm owners in America today. From the article Book Review: Chicks with Guns by Lindsay McCrum. (photos: Lindsay McCrum)

October 10, 2011

American Hunter's BragBoard 2011

The 2011 hunting season is in full swing, and we're highlighting the best user-uploaded animals of the year. When you take that monster buck or bull, be sure to upload a photo and tell us your story!

September 23, 2011

New Deer Gear

Unless you head to the woods with your father’s ancient ’06, plop down at the base of a tree and hope for the best, it takes a lot of equipment to outwit a wary old buck. Gear is an important aspect of deer hunting. And with the season just around the corner, here are some of the latest devices designed to help you be comfortable, safe and successful during the deer season.

August 25, 2011

The .223 Rem.

The .223 Rem. is a very versatile round with loading options for everything from varmints up to whitetails and even self-defense.

August 17, 2011