Members' Best 2017

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The results are in, and big game ranging from bears and boars to bucks, bulls and rams is what American Hunter readers pursued most in the past year. But while big game is the big theme, know that some unique birds landed within our pages, too. Regardless of the species, though, this says a lot about you, the American hunter, and your dedication to our favorite pastime.

This year, entries came in from coast to coast. More than half the states in the nation are represented in print this year—it’s clear everyone sought to ensure their neck of the woods was included. And sprinkled among these pages is game from across the globe, too. Clearly, all of you are excited to show off your success. Rest assured, we’re just as eager to see it.

These photos are a testament to the American hunter, to whatever he or she may pursue, wherever that may occur. We all are more than just observers of nature. We participate. We live it. American Hunter is proud to present the culmination of the passion, patience and pride we all share in the glorious pursuit of our favorite game.

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How to Turkey Hunt Safely

FACT: Coming home is more important than coming home with a gobbler.

Turkey Calling by Subspecies

Ever wonder whether the difference between turkey subspecies extends to calling as well? We take a look at the different strategies used to hunt different birds.

Brownells 350 Legend BRN-180 Hunting Rifle Build

B. Gil Horman builds himself a new hunting rig right from the studs, exploring the ways in which an AR-pattern rifle can meet the various needs of most any American hunter.

Knives for Big-Game Hunters

Fixed blade or folder? Drop point or clip point? What kind of steel would you like, and what kind of handle material would you like to grip when using your knife? Answers to these questions make a hunter’s knife just as personal as his firearm.

Recipe: Curried Elk

Have some elk still left from the season? Try this fun recipe to take a bit of the chill off the last cool days of the year.

Review: TriStar Matrix

The Matrix—TriStar’s first inertia-driven semi-automatic shotgun—features a fiber-optic front sight post to naturally draw the eye when pointing at birds and an oversized trigger guard for the comfortable use of cold-weather gear when shooting. 

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