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Favorite Rifles and Cartridges Used by North Country Guides and Outfitters

Contributor Aram von Benedikt teamed up with Book Your Hunt for a survey of North Country outfitter opinions on which calibers work and what bullets will not fail. Read on for their answers.

Hardware: Leupold VX-3HD 4.5-14x40 Side Focus CDS-ZL Wind-Plex

The VX-3HD CDS-ZL gives you more than your money’s worth. If you’re an old-school (or at least older) hunter who’s settled in with your old scope, you might want to entertain a roving eye in the scope realm.

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.

The Gateway to ‘Yooper’ Deer

Deer-hunter harvests tallied crossing the Mackinac Bridge have consistently reflected Michigan's Upper Peninsula gun-harvest trends for 62 years.

6 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Hunting Rifle

If you strive to have the best rig possible, consider these budget-friendly updates that will drastically improve your rifle’s performance and make you a happier hunter.

Extreme Meat Recovery: How to Keep Game Meat Clean, Dry and Cold

Any big-game hunt should incorporate a comprehensive plan to extract the meat in any weather or terrain. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially when it’s extremely hot or a bull dies in a precarious position. Here’s how to keep the bounty of the hunt clean, dry and cold.

Join the Hunt: Get Real About Gear

New shooters don't need the newest, most technologically advanced gear to be successful in the field. It's practice, not product, that makes perfect.

Tested: Modern Reloading Powders for the .30-30 Win.

Handloading for Grandpa's old .30-30 can greatly improve it's effective range. Here's why it's worthwhile, and how to go about it.

Red-Letter Ballistics in British Columbia

When hunting big game in British Columbia, prepare for shots that can push the limits of your effective range. Of course, using a bullet that is effective at all ranges isn’t a bad idea, either.

Hardware: Winchester Model 94 Sporter

The Model 94 Sporter is fast and reliable, and it's made with a quality that assures it will put bucks on the ground for generations to come.

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