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7 Huge Bucks to Pump You Up for Deer Season

Here’s a look back at some giant 2020 whitetails from across the United States that are sure to get you pumped for deer season.

10 Reasons Why You Will Fail to Kill a Bull Elk This Season

Success rates in general elk units hover in the teens. Such a dismal success rate may be disheartening, but committing any number of cardinal sins can feel even worse. Here’s what not to do to tag a bull this fall.

Members' Best 2021

Your photos provide not simply a review of your accomplishments and endeavors over the past year, but a revealing snapshot of a nation full of dedicated American hunters.

Hunters Not Happy with MeatEater’s Anti-R3 Jab

Article written by MeatEater founder's brother has the potential to divide hunters, but we should not let that happen.

There's No Place Like Kansas

Kansas' almost 46 million acres of farmland provide a plethora of food for the state's whitetail herd, a veritable yellow brick road paved in corn and wheat. Add to that available mast browse and relatively mild winters, and you've got the makings for big-racked bucks. Would all those factors coincide to put a giant in front of the author? Only time in a stand will tell.

Member's Hunt: The 29-Day Recovery

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Jim Heinbaugh of Manchester, Pa.

Pennsylvania Governor Signs NRA-Backed Sunday Hunting Bill

On November 27, governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 147 into law, allowing hunting on three Sundays each calendar year; one during the deer rifle season, one during the deer archery season and another to be determined by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Archery Elk Could Be New Pennsylvania Record

Pennsylvania hunting history was made when the state’s inaugural archery elk season opened on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Jim Lickfeld of Williamsville, N.Y., killed Pennsylvania's first archery-season bull elk, and it could become the No. 1 state record.

Secretive Sika

The sika deer is renowned for its elusive nature. Hunters willing to search out this free-range implant will be rewarded—if only in experiences that won’t soon vanish from memory.

Hardware: Springfield Armory XD(M) 5.25″ 10mm

The new 33-ounce, 16-round Springfield XD(M) in 10mm Auto is easy to carry, concealable, accurate and offers serious firepower.

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