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Hunting New Mexico Bear With Barnes Bullets

American Hunter Assistant Editor Jon Draper recently set out to test a new Barnes bullet designed for the AAC .300 Blackout. His target? Black bear located at the Jicarilla Apache Nation near Dulce, N.M. Keep your eyes peeled for this new 120-grain bullet in this caliber, which should be available early 2014. In the meantime, check out the photo gallery to see how Draper dropped the hammer on some big old bruins.

October 25, 2013

Weatherby Inc. Factory Tour

Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum recently toured the Weatherby Inc. factory to get a behind-the-scenes look at the company's operations.

October 25, 2013

Of Feathers and Fur

Canada represents something of a paradise for waterfowl hunters, which made it an ideal location to put some of the year’s hottest new gear—like Mossy Oak’s Shadow Grass Blade camo, Browning's 3½-inch A5 and the latest offerings from Federal Premium—to the test. Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper recently returned from a waterfowl/predator hunt in Alberta. Get an inside look at the hunt with this gallery.

October 24, 2013

Hunting Elk With NRA Outdoors and Weatherby

American Hunter Assistant Editor Jon Draper is back from his first elk hunt in southwestern Wyoming. Booked through NRA Outdoors, the hunt was sponsored by Weatherby and Swarovski. Each hunter walked away successful, and took home memories of expert guides, great food, new friends and big bulls!

October 24, 2013

Weatherby-X Vanguard GH2 Hunt

Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum just returned from a western game hunt in Paso Robles, Calif., with Weatherby and Camp Five Outfitters. Check out her first trophies taken with the Weatherby-X Vanguard GH2 rifle in .243 Win. caliber.

October 22, 2013

Bianchi Cowboy Mounted Shooting Exhibition

At the recent Safariland media event, Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum had the opportunity to observe Kenda Lenseigne, a record-breaking shooter in the Mounted Shooting Sports, and some of her friends in action.

October 18, 2013

Wild-Game Culinary Adventure

Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum attended the Wild Game Culinary Adventure at the Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H., where participants learned how to skin a deer, filet a fish, skin a squirrel and more.

October 01, 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

Game On: Hunting Africa with Kimber

NRA E-Media's Tom Rickwalder captured these images while he and American Hunter Editor-in-Chief Scott Olmsted hunted game in Africa's Caprivi Strip. From crocs and wildebeest to hippos and elephants, the Kimber Caprivi and Mountain Ascent have helped to get the job done.

September 09, 2013

The Ruger American Rifle at Gunsite Academy

The fall hunting seasons are rapidly approaching, and there's never a bad time to work on your form. With that in mind, Ruger invited Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper to Paulden, Ariz., to attend Gunsite Academy's Hunter Prep course under the watchful eye of venerable instructor Il Ling New. Once there, it was time to put the budget-friendly Ruger American Rifle through its paces. Get a closer look at Gunsite with this gallery.

August 20, 2013

Pigs in Paradise

Hawaii is a sportsman’s paradise with its free-ranging exotics, gamebirds, plentiful wild pigs and perfect weather. American Hunter's Managing Editor Jeff Johnston was given an opportunity to chase hogs on one of the state's beautiful islands with CVA and Hawaii Safaris. The following gallery offers a glimpse of hunting in The Aloha State.

June 21, 2013

End-of-Season Turkey Gear Roundup

Another spring turkey season has come and gone, and hunters throughout the country are winding down and anxiously waiting for fall. The summer is a great time to evaluate your gear, though, and determine what you need before you next venture into the woods. Here are a few products that our E-Media editors put to use this spring—and that you may want to consider adding to your collection before next season, if you haven't already.

June 07, 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

AmericanHunter.org's BragBoard

Half the fun of hunting is showing off the photos of your latest trip. AmericanHunter.org is offering you a chance to brag about your recent hunts right here, with our BragBoard. Browse other readers' photos below and, when you're ready, submit photos of your own using the "Upload" icon below. You can also submit pictures to EmediaHunter@nrahq.org.

April 09, 2013

New Shotguns for 2013

We all deal with the off-season in different ways. Some people bum around in a state of depression. Others extend their seasons by building wood duck boxes, erecting duck blinds, giving the bird dog a refresher course and shooting a clay or two. Another coping method is going to a gun store and ogling the new shotguns. Here are but a few examples of new models you'll be checking out in 2013.

April 03, 2013