Hardware Trijicon IR Hunter Thermal Riflescope Lead

Hardware: Trijicon IR-HUNTER Thermal Riflescope

The IR-HUNTER thermal riflescope boasts a 640x480, 12-micron thermal image sensor that delivers exceptional image quality, intuitive turret controls for easy manipulation of menu options and a USB-C connector to allow the use of external battery packs for extended time afield.

Mule Deer on the Eastern Edge

Fifty years ago it was tough to find a mule deer in West Texas, but today it seems like they’re everywhere … unless you’re hunting them, of course. Last year, the author scoured the area’s red rock canyons and mesquite-covered ridges to learn what has led to their abundance.

The ‘Deer Meat Santa Claus’

Residents in Gregg County, Texas, see Warden Todd Long coming—and why not? More than a decade ago, he began turning roadkill and illegally taken game into packaged meat to distribute to members of the community who may benefit from it. His diligence and generosity has become a regular part of the landscape in East Texas.

Tested: Henry Long Ranger

The Henry Long Ranger is comfortable on the shoulder, the lever functions flawlessly and it’s more than accurate enough to be a 250-yard deer killer.

First Look: Federal Heavyweight TSS Blended Turkey Loads

Federal’s new blended Heavyweight TSS loads combine No. 7 and No. 9, or No. 8 and No. 10 shot to deliver extremely high pellet-count patterns.

Review: Savage Arms Model 220 Turkey

The new bolt-action Model 220 Turkey shotgun features a blued, 22-inch carbon steel barrel, Savage’s AccuFit adjustable stock system, a user-adjustable trigger pull weight and a detachable two-round box magazine.

Review: DPMS GII Hunter

The DPMS GII Hunter is accurate and loaded with features, yet lightweight and compact enough to comfortably carry all day in the woods, plains or desert.

Review: Big Horn Armory AR500 in .500 Auto Max

Chambered in the new big-bore .500 Auto Max cartridge, the Big Horn Armory AR500 is the most powerful AR-style rifle on the market today and contains a host of features big-game hunters will appreciate.

Guns and Gear for an Idaho Bear Hunt

Field Editor Brian McCombie shares the gear he used on his recent Idaho black bear hunt.

Boise Bears

Hard hikes through Idaho's wilderness challenged the author during a Western bear hunt. Can he rebound to finish what he started?

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