Press Check

October 10, 2014

OK, show of hands: Of those of you who strap on a gun everyday—or even many days—how many of you do a press check every time before heading out the door?

Study: More Fat, Lower Protein Boosts Dogs' Sense of Smell

October 10, 2014

Conventional wisdom has long dictated that performance dog food formulas—which experts recommend for active gundogs—ought to contain a high ratio of protein. But has a new study debunked this age old belief?

Test Driving the 2015 Honda FourTrax Foreman Rubicon 4x4

October 09, 2014

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.

2015-2016 Duck Stamp Will Feature Ruddy Ducks

October 07, 2014

The winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest has been announced: Next year's stamp (available June 2015) will feature a striking pair of ruddy ducks by New York artist Jennifer Miller.

New Archery World Record Caribou?

October 06, 2014

Inquiring bowhunting minds want to know: Is the massive 376 7/8-inch woodland caribou shot in Newfoundland in 2013 the new archery world record?

Do You Wrap Your Ducks in Bacon?

October 03, 2014

Some consider wrapping ducks in bacon—or anything in bacon, for that matter—to be cheating. Kyle Wintersteen respectfully disagrees.

Bringing Birds Back from Mexico—What You Need to Know

October 03, 2014

For the table or for taxidermy, wingshooters have ample reason to want to bring back birds from hunts in Mexico. Here's a primer on the red-tape involved in doing so.

When to Call Elk—or Not!

October 02, 2014

Sometimes silence really is golden--especially when elk hunting success hinges on never making a peep.

Will Banning Some Bear Hunting Methods Help Maine's Bears?

September 30, 2014

The Humane Society of the United States is working to ban the use of bait, dogs and traps for bear hunting in Maine via voter referendum. Jeff Johnston explains why such a move would actually hurt the state's bear population far more than it would help it.

Indiana May Close Grouse Season Statewide

September 29, 2014

Upland bird hunting is in a sad state of affairs in Indiana, where the state's Division of Fish and Wildlife has proposed closing the ruffed grouse hunting season statewide.