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What Sportsmen Need to Know About the Boundary Waters Mine

Seven key facts about a proposed mine near America’s most-visited Wilderness

Just before Christmas, the Department of the Interior reversed an Obama administration decision and opened the door for a copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters…
Original author: Alex Robinson


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The Scourge: How to Win the Battle Against Disease-Carrying Ticks

The turkey woods in spring can be a dread-inducing hive of the worst of the creepy crawlers

Cases of Lyme, along with many other tick-borne illnesses, have increased dramatically since 1996. The good news, at least for turkey hunters, ist that the highest rates…
Original author: David Hart


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5 Common Tick Bite Symptoms, and 8 Ways to Prevent Getting Bit

Practical advice for hunters who spend a lot of time in the woods

The CDC offers some basic advice for avoiding ticks like “Walk in the center of trails.” Apparently, no one at the CDC has experienced the thrill of a strutting gobbler…
Original author: David Hart


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Gun News: Without ‘Idiot Control’ Laws, We Wouldn’t ‘Need’ Full-Time Lawmakers

Plus: Defense Distributed Could Get 2018 Supreme Court Hearing

Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) Fix NICS Act of 2017 (SB 2135) remains suspended in the purgatorial hearing limbo that is the Senate Judiciary…
Original author: John Haughey


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The National Deer Alliance is 3 Years Old. Have You Joined Yet?

The NDA advocates for America's deer and deer hunting

Until a few years ago, there hasn't been a unified voice for all deer hunters. So a number of familiar wildife organizations banded together to create the National Deer…
Original author: Tom Carpenter


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Hottest New Compound Bows and Crossbows From the 2018 ATA Show

Fresh models take the stage at the Archery Trade Association show

The bow show is back. The 2018 Archery Trade Association fired off on Thursday and a flood of new bows and crossbows were there for the gawking. Here’s a first-look at…
Original author: Tony Hansen


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A Beginner's Guide to Casting Your Own Bullets

Essential tips and gear for pouring your own rifle and handgun bullets

Should you cast your own bullets? Well, sure—but then again, maybe not. Handloaders of an experimental mind who shoot a variety of rifle and handgun cartridges should…
Original author: John Haviland


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The Bundy Trial: When Justice Fails

Cliven Bundy posed on camera waving an American flag on horseback. But that was empty symbolism. His actions put him above the law, above the Constitution for which the…
Original author: Ben Long


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4 Shed Hunting Experts Told Us Their Strategy for Finding Antlers

Want to find more shed deer antlers? Take notes from these regional experts

We asked shed-hunting experts from accross the country for their take on the top weeks of the year, the best sorts of habitat, and other hacks for finding arm-loads of…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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An ‘Elitist’ Public-Lands Sportsman Responds to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

This is a reader response to our profile on Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, in which Zinke said that prioritizing backcountry recreation limits public land access…
Original author: Tom Healy


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This Guy Is Living Out of a Custom School Bus for a Year to Hunt Public Land

Bowhunter Sam Soholt turned an old bus into a mobile hunting lodge to chase elk all season long

I had the idea to turn a school bus into a mobile hunting lodge a few years back, and it had been hovering in the back of my mind ever since. But I finally decided to…
Original author: Sam Soholt / Presented by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation


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My Friend Charlie: 1947-2017

Remembering one of the all-time greats in the whitetail hunting world

Over his 38-year career, Charlie Alsheimer's deer photos appeared on hundreds of magazine covers—I once stood at a newsstand and counted seven in the same month—and in…
Original author: Craig Dougherty


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Public Land Roundup: National Monument Trimming, Biking in Wilderness, and the Pebble Mine

President Donald Trump’s Dec. 4 proclamations that reduced the sizes of protected areas within Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments in southern…
Original author: John Haughey


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Ghost of the Greyback

A High-Country Mule Deer Hunt for the Ages

A high-country mule deer hunt for the ages in Greyback Ridge, Wyoming.
Original author: Andrew McKean


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Zinke's World View

For Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, conservation means action. And action, more often than not, means that our public lands are poised to play an increasingly large role in a return to America’s boom-and-bust extraction economy

For Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, conservation means action. And action, more often than not, means that our public lands are poised to play an increasingly…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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The Top 10 Second Amendment-Related Court Rulings of 2017

While it was a frustrating year for gun owners’ rights advocates, 2017 could also prove to be a year in which foundations for future judicial triumphs were surely, but…
Original author: John Haughey


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Gun News of the Week: Reciprocity Could Get Boost from Allen Testimony

Plus: Emily Miller’s Five Worst ‘Fake News’ Gun Stories of 2017

The Senate returns from its Christmas break on Jan. 3 and the House convenes on Jan. 8. Congress will have much to occupy its time in early 2018 with the federal…
Original author: John Haughey


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Video: How to Make Your Own European Skull Mount

Save some cash and do your own taxidermy

Watch how to transform your hard-earned deer, elk, bear, or other scull into a beautiful European mount. Here’s what you’ll need:…
Original author: Aram von Benedikt


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How We Test Headlamps

How do you measure headlamp performance? We've got you covered.

If you ask an outdoorsperson what makes a great headlamp, they will likely have different preferences. But it's still possible to objectively measure some of the…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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9 New Headlamps Tested, Reviewed, and Rated

The latest and greatest models with a range of features and prices

It doesn't matter if you hunt, fish, or stockpile supplies like a doomsday prepper—few pieces of gear are as critical as a reliable, hands-free light. Fortunately the…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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