Galleries

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

Conservation Season in Southern Illinois

Waterfowl seasons as a whole have shut down by late February and early March, save one: snow goose conservation season. With the opportunity to unplug your shotgun, break out the electronic calls and dream about the possibilities of no bag limits, conservation season can make for exciting stuff when things go right.

March 14, 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

Tactical Hog Hunting Comes to West Texas

American Hunter Field Editor Brian McCombie visited the Spike Box Ranch in West Texas to put some tactical gear to the test in a hog hunt with NRA Outdoors. Check out the gallery he brought back to get a look at how things went.

October 23, 2012