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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

Blind Ambition

Maybe it’s because these days I find myself in the woods with a kid more often than not, or because I’m getting older and more cautious about heights. It could be that I want to move around a little and be a bit more comfortable. Whatever the reason, I’m discovering more situations where blinds suit my needs. Here are some new 2012 models that will help hunters have some great days afield.

October 11, 2012

Cabela’s Custom Classics at the King Ranch

What’s the point of having fine rifles if you can’t use them? We journeyed to Kingsville, Texas to meet up with Cabela's Corporate Communications Manager, Joe Arterburn, at King Ranch in search of javelina and of course, the other white meat—wild pigs.

September 28, 2012

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