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2022 Reflex Roundup: 5 Dots for Dropping Toms

Associate Digital Editor David Herman takes to the field with five different reflex sights this turkey season, to see how they perform when the spring thunder rolls.

Say It Loud: I Hunt and I’m Proud

It’s understandable if hunters everywhere feel defensive about our pastime, even to the point of being bashful. But the author has learned to bury the ignominy and proclaim his love of guns and hunting. After all, the last time anyone checked hunting was a legal activity.

NWTF Announces 2022 Photo Contest Winners

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is proud to announce the winners of its Live Wild Turkey Photography Contest.

.45-70 4-Life

While it may lack the speed and shapely beauty of modern contenders, this nearly 150-year-old cartridge continues to prove itself in the field. Whoever said nothing lasts forever obviously never met the .45-70 Gov’t.

Turkey Population Declines Make Hunters Accept Change

Even as turkey populations nationwide have declined, turkey hunters have remained optimistic. That attitude stands in contrast to hunters overall, particularly deer hunters, who seem grumpier all the time. Game agencies weigh these attitudes as they seek ways to reduce turkey harvests without reducing hunter satisfaction.

Hardware: Maven B1.2 Binocular

The B1.2 is lightweight, well balanced, water- and fog-proof, and the optical clarity is outstanding. It is tripod adaptable and versatile, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Behind the Bullet: .257 Roberts

The .257 Bob certainly has lost popularity of late, but those who still take him afield each fall quietly go about their business, accurately placing shots and taking game without destroying any more meat than is necessary.

Hunt Out of Your Comfort Zone for Eastern Turkeys

Eastern wild turkeys, found in 38 states, are our most widely distributed subspecies of wild turkeys—and also perhaps the most confounding bird to hunt. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Try these tactics to avoid frustration.

A Guide to the Big Woods

Maine’s Matt Whitegiver has guided hunters for more than 40 years. Today, he lives to guide Special Operations veterans to Big Woods adventure—and perhaps a path back to peace.

Member's Hunt: Success at Shuhart Creek

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Mike Roux of Columbia, Missouri.

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