How to Age Deer on the Hoof
Learning to age deer on the hoof is not an exact science and there are exceptions to every rule, but there are some undeniable physical characteristics that an old buck takes on as he matures. Here’s what to look for.
Head to Head: 6.8 Western vs. .270 Winchester
Between the .270 Winchester and the new 6.8 Western, which cartridge is the better all-around choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
Tips for Hunting Pre-Rut Mule Deer
Just before the breeding season bucks make seemingly random decisions, forcing us to analyze their habitat’s food, water and cover and how each factor influences their behavior.
DIY Skull Cleaning on the Road
Awareness of chronic wasting disease has spread across the country and today includes regulations regarding the transport of ungulate skulls taken by traveling hunters. Follow these suggestions to clean your skulls while on the road to avoid running afoul of any game laws.
A Century of Excellence: Easton Archery Turns 100
In 1922, after reading a book written by one of our most influential modern-day archers, Doug Easton moved to San Francisco, a town at the time teeming with archers, and launched a company that continues to benefit bowhunters worldwide.
Why Senate’s Consideration of $70M Bill Combating Chronic Wasting Disease Is Vital
With CWD now in 30 states, the bill would fund disease research and management.
Shoulder Issues? Crossbows Keep You in the Game
Have a persistent shoulder injury keeping you from enjoying bow season? Contributor Phil Phillips walks you through why crossbows could be your new best friend.
Members' Best 2022
Be it a bucket list hunt in a land of giants, an anniversary escape with a loved one, a quick scouting trip turned big-buck showdown or the culmination of a trophy slam, American Hunter readers searched for and found opportunity near and far this past year.
Top 5 Long-Range Hunting Scopes
Here’s a look at some of the best long-range hunting scopes on the market.
Idaho Redemption: Success in the Scree Slides
Our man returns to the rugged stretch of Idaho that his hunting party narrowly escaped last season in search of success on a mountain muley.