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How to Make Your Own Antler-Handled Knife

Turn a rusty old blade into a beautiful bone knife

Here’s how to make your own custom hunting knife. You can even use an old blade, like this one I found while hunting the Rockies. You will need the following items.
Original author: Aram von Benedikt


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Gun News of the Week: ATF Begins Rule-Making Process For Federal Bump Stock Ban

Plus: San Antonio Gun Retailer Sued By Church Shooting Victims’ Family

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) have initiated a rule review that will likely lead to banning bump stocks…
Original author: John Haughey


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Public Land Roundup: Elk Habitat in West Virginia, Opinions on Federal Land, and Mistrial in Bundy Family Case

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and The Conservation Fund recently announced the conservation of 32,000 acres of reclaimed mines and timber land in the…
Original author: Ben Long


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How to Make Wild Game Venison Sausage, Step-by-Step

Turn wild meat into tasty sausage links with this easy recipe

Making fresh sausage at home may seem overwhelming, but truly: once you have the equipment and a little know-how, it goes very quickly. Best of all, it can be done with…
Original author: Jamie Carlson


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10 Awesome Handmade Gifts for Hunters

Why buy a present when you can make an even better one?

Everyone—especially hunters and outdoorsmen—loves useful handmade gifts. Here are a few of my most treasured handcrafted items, which are things that I’ve made primarily…
Original author: Aram von Benedikt


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The Perfect Wyoming Elk Hunt

Sometimes a hunt for the herd bull works out exactly as planned

We spent the next few hours hiking to get above the herd, which we expected to have a large bull, but by the time we were settled into shooting position with the elk…
Original author: Alex Robinson


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A Christmas Gift

I wasn’t looking forward to a certain Christmas many years ago, but now I find it’s the one I remember fondly every year

Tony took it upon himself to cheer up his mother for the holidays and decided that a dinner of baked grouse and pike fillets would do the trick. I came from a ham and…
Original author: By Jerry Dennis


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Gun News of the Week: Senate Reciprocity Bill Going Nowhere

Plus: Florida Bill Would Create Process for Felons 5o Have Voting, Gun Rights Restored

HR 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, passed the House on Dec. 6 in a 231-198 vote. But Senate Democrats, now 49 strong following the calamity that was…
Original author: John Haughey


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The 18 Best Outdoor Life Christmas Covers

Our most festive vintage covers, from our magazine archives

Some of Outdoor Life’s greatest vintage covers are also our most festive covers. We’ve rounded up all the holiday covers we could find in our archives to celebrate the…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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Gun Test: Steyr Pro THB Rifle

A hard-working .308 with a battlefield pedigree

The new Steyr Pro THB is a tough, compact, general-purpose rifle chambered in the consummate general-purpose cartirdge, the .308 Win. It has a go-anywhere, do-anything…
Original author: John B. Snow


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The Perfect Venison Chili Recipe

Make your chili however you like, with whatever wild game you have handy

This venison chili recipe is the way I like my chili, but it’s easily modified to whatever tastes you like. You don’t even have to use venison; If you want to, you can…
Original author: Jamie Carlson


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Handgun Lore: Smith & Wesson Lemon Squeezer

This old revolver might not be worth much, but it has a story to tell

This is an iconic revolver made by Smith & Wesson in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a hammerless design and a grip safety that one needed to squeeze in…
Original author: John B. Snow


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Pick the Right Scope for Your Rifle

Understanding the three main categories of rifle glass

Riflescopes can be divided into three basic categories, which cover virtually every hunting and shooting situation on earth.
Original author: Ron Spomer


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Gun News: House Approves National Carry, But Will Senate Reciprocate?

Plus: ATF Seizes Firearms From 4,170 Buyers Who Failed Background Checks

Bills seeking to ensure law-abiding concealed carry owners could travel across state lines with their legally purchased handguns without fear of facing episodically…
Original author: John Haughey


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Gun News: House Approves National Carry, But Will Senate Reciprocate?

Plus: ATF Seizes Firearms From 4,170 Buyers Who Failed Background Checks

Bills seeking to ensure law-abiding concealed carry owners could travel across state lines with their legally purchased handguns without fear of facing episodically…
Original author: John Haughey


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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument: A Gateway Perspective

Immediately after the monument designation, land prices went up tenfold. Farms and ranches were sold, subdivisions created, winter habitat lost. That trend continued…
Original author: Aram von Benedikt


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Exclusive First Look: Federal’s 90-grain Fusion in .224 Valkyrie

The .224 Valkyrie is essentially the 6.8 SPC necked down for .224 bullets, meaning it will feed through AR-15 sized rifles, but generates a lot more velocity than a…
Original author: John B. Snow


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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Shooters

10 gift ideas for the shooter on your list

What do you get the shooter who already has it all? Well, we’ve got ten Christmas gift ideas for you…
Original author: John B. Snow


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Facts are Victims in the War Over National Monuments

Since some of my family’s fondest memories include spring-break camping in the Cedar Mesa, Utah, I’ve been carefully tracking President Trump’s move to reduce Bears Ears…
Original author: Ben Long


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8 Accessories to Pimp Your Gun Safe

Get the most out of your safe with these useful accessories

To create my ultimate gun safe, I started with the Cabela's Outfitter 86 series, and augmented it with a few upgrades. Here's how to do the same to yours.
Original author: John B. Snow


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