A Guide To The Big Woods Lead

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.

How to Make Hunting Fun for Kids

If you’re looking to make a hunter out of your young apprentice, realize that comfort can either water or whither a new hunter’s interest. Make sure those early hunts are as enjoyable as possible, and you’ll be begging them to take you along in later years.

How to Create a Buck Showstopper

Scents, mock rubs or scrapes, decoys or even upturned earth may stop a curious buck long enough to create a brief shooting window.

Team Up for Pronghorn Success

Making plans for a stalk, deciding where to set a ground blind, keeping tabs on distant pastures or merely hauling game from the field are all made easier if two hunters are part of a pronghorn hunt.

4 New Hunters: Which One Is Joining You?

Every aspiring hunter dreams of a perfect first experience, and every mentor longs to create it. But before the perfect scenario can be created, a mentor needs to understand just exactly what kind of temperament his charge may possess. Here’s a look at four types of hunters: Is one of them your pupil?

Shot Placement 101: Where to Shoot a Deer

The goal of every shot at game is to guide the bullet to the perfect place on the animal so it enters the body and disables or destroys vitals resulting in a swift kill. Here’s a detailed look at the various options that get the job done.

How to Build Killer Confidence Behind Your Rifle

Before fall big-game seasons begin, it’s important to build confidence in your rifle, ammo and optics—and how you perform with them in hand. To do so, it pays to put in practical range time, shooting not only from field positions but also building skill at quick, accurate follow-up shots.

Shoot in 'The Zone' To Conquer Buck Fever

“Buck fever” is often spoke of as something to be avoided, but this hunter’s-high is what keeps us coming back. Learn these techniques to manage the thrill.

Challenge Accepted, Challenge Completed in Quest of Whitetail Deer

It’s not wise to bet against hunter and NRA member Susan Hayes.

Field to Table: How to Care for Game Meat

When you eat what you kill, it’s your job to ensure your prime cuts stay in prime condition between the field and the fork.

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