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Choosing the Best Optics Setup for Western Big-Game Hunting

An ideal optics setup for Western big-game hunting includes a binocular, spotting scope, rangefinder and riflescope. Here’s how to choose the best of each for your needs.  

Turkey Hunting: Make a Plan for Merriam’s

The frosty white-tipped tom of the West lures many turkey hunters from other regions. But the bird that roams the Rockies can’t necessarily be hunted the same ways as birds in Eastern forests.

Christmas Gift Guide for Hunters Going West

For that special hunter in your life—especially if he or she dreams of hunting out west—here are a dozen items that will fit perfectly under this year’s Christmas tree.

Top 5 Mule Deer Cartridges

Any of these five cartridges will set you up for a successful mule deer hunt anywhere they reside.

How to Spot and Stalk Big Game

If you’ve never tried spotting and stalking, you owe it to yourself to give it a go. Here are a few tips and tactics to help you be successful.

5 Books Every Hunter Should Read

From great adventure stories to detailed how-tos, these five books will help shape the way you hunt. Read, learn and enjoy: They are good teachers.

Cheap vs. Expensive Hunting Rifles: Which is Right for You?

Ever wonder what the difference really is between cheap and expensive hunting rifles (other than the price tag)? Contributor Aram von Benedikt takes us through a few noted differences, along with when to grab which.

How to Build the Ultimate Brown Bear Rifle

The rifle was magnificently ugly. So ugly, in fact, that it was beautiful. Here’s how to (and why you should) build your own.

Top 7 Long-Range Hunting Loads

Curious about what loads to buy for hunting at greater distances? Here are a few of our top choices for the task.

Hardcore Hunting: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Rifle Functioning

Temperature, snow, dust, ice and mud can all adversely affect rifles. Here are five tips to help you keep your hunting rig functioning properly during a hardcore hunt in tough conditions.

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