Buck In Velvet

Hunter Prep 101: Stand Safety, Herd Health and Minerals

Contributor Mike Roux highlights some important summertime practices for deer hunters looking for a successful fall season.

How to Field Judge a Pronghorn

Failure to consider all aspects of a pronghorn buck’s headgear could lead to ground shrinkage. Here’s how the “Rule of 6’s” and three important “X-Factors” play crucial roles when field judging hard-to-judge speed goats.

The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Debating Anti-Hunters Part II

The author had an exchange about the local coyote population in Northern Virginia with a woman on social media. Their discussion serves as a good follow-up to his last article on handling anti-hunters.

Mozambique Common Sense Hunting Tips

Hunters should always be on the lookout for know-how they can use. On a buffalo hunt in Mozambique, the author was all too happy to soak up some bushcraft that can be of use to us all in North America.

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.  

How to Protect Taxidermy from Insect Infestation

Hunters preserve a lifetime of memories in taxidermy, so when those memories are threatened by insect infestation it’s cause for concern. Here’s what to do if you see little critters flying around your mounts.

Flinching: A Candid Look at How it Affects Hunters

Contributor Aram von Benedikt discusses methods for arresting your flinch and putting it under lock and key.

Hunting Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

Hunters who value good tools should never be caught without a good axe, a good shovel and a good brush cutter. Here are three of the best.

Brush-Busting Bullets: Myth or Reality?

An honest look at what it takes to shoot through brush at game.

Survival 101: The Tools and Skills You'll Need When Your Hunt Goes South

Here are the tools and skills you’ll need to prevent back luck from becoming a crisis.

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