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The Influencers: 19 People Who Have Changed the Outdoors (for Better and for Worse)

People who are changing the way we hunt, fish, shoot, and think about our wild world

Everyone has a lesson to learn, but also to teach—and some are better than others at making curriculum stick. That's the idea behind this roster of "teachers, who are…
Original author: The Editors


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Jim Shockey Goes Home: The Legacy of Modern Hunting's Most Influential Celebrity

A look at the life of the man who changed the way we think about hunting

Jim Shockey's influence on the world of hunting has been two-fold. First, and most important, he's made adventure hunting in far-off places for exotic species palatable…
Original author: Alex Robinson


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Hunting the Buck of a Lifetime

A final hunt on the family farm produces the buck of a lifetime

I resolved to return to the family farm in November, and I would bring Dad's Mauser for the last deer hunt on the home place.
Original author: Andrew McKean


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Why Hunters Make Dumb Mistakes, and 7 Ways to Train Your Brain for Next Time

You might be smart, but that doesn't mean you're hunting smart

An emerging theory in psychology is shedding light on why smart people make dumb decisions. It's called "decision fatigue."…
Original author: Ben Long


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5 Things I Learned About the 6.5 Creedmoor For Whitetails

One of the hottest rounds in rifles proves its worth in the deer woods of Kentucky

The 6.5 Creedmoor proves itself worthy in the whitetail woods of Kentucky.
Original author: Tony Hansen


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How to Icefish for Panfish Like a Pro this Winter

Load up on first-ice panfish

Try this proven, almost regimented, hard-water strategy for finding and catching big bluegills and crappies.
Original author: Brian Ruzzo


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Hunting in Paradise: Chasing Hogs and Deer in Hawaii

Chasing game in Hawaii leaves plenty of time for the beach

When I asked my daughter Iris if she'd be interested in joining me on a hunt in Hawaii, she jumped at the chance to take her hunting skills and interest on the road. But…
Original author: chillman


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How to Prepare for a Surprise Bird Flush

Try these bad footwork drills to prepare for the worst flushes

Rules sometimes need to be broken. At least, that's true with a shotgun. A huge part of proper shotgun training has always focused on proper foot placement, but perhaps…
Original author: Bryce M. Towsley


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Understand Your Shotgun's Point of Impact to Hit More Birds

What exactly is the point of POI?

Most of us pick up a new shotgun and assume it hits in the same place as every other shotgun. But that's just plain wrong.
Original author: Brad Fitzpatrick


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3 Tricks to Catch Big Walleyes in Cold Water

Find and target concentrated walleyes in the dead of winter

Here are the walleye pro's three favorite tactics for loading the cooler in the winter. Although you don't really need a cooler.
Original author: James Brandt


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5 of the Best Boots for Every Hunt

Don't ruin a hunt by wearing the wrong footwear

I've spent nearly 50 years tromping the northern rockies. Here what's in my present boot collection, and how I choose what to wear on each hunt.
Original author: Ben Long


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3 New Long-Range Centerfire Loads

A trio of new ammo for 1,000 yards

Ammo makers have stepped up their game with various loads designed to center-punch targets at way-out-there distances.
Original author: John B. Snow


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Cold Case: Solving the Mystery Behind the World-Record Bass of Demopolis, Alabama

Time-yellowed pages and long-faded memories are all that remain of Alabama's mythic 24-pound bass

If you thought the world-record bass was caught in 1932 by George Perry in Montgomery Lake in Georgia, you'd be right, of course. While there is no verified photo of…
Original author: Robert DeWitt


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Now Open: New Mexico’s Sabinoso Wilderness

Hunters and anglers celebrate addition of more public access

The news around the Sabinoso Wilderness Area in north-central New Mexico is a breath of fresh air, in an era when access to the outdoors is rapidly eroding and elected…
Original author: Ben Long


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The Worst Week Ever for Montana Deer Hunters: CWD Arrives in the State

Here's what we know

Here’s what we know: A mule deer buck killed by a hunter in the south-central part of the state, not far from the Wyoming border, has tested positive for CWD. The news…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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Gun Test: Kimber Super Jagare 10mm

A 10mm Auto for big-game hunting

It comes configured ready to take afield, and has a number of smart design features that hunters will appreciate.
Original author: chillman


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15 Wild Edibles You Can Forage for in the Fall

Autumn is the best time of year to learn about the tasty tree nuts, berries, and roots

Whether you are learning just for fun, or as a backup plan for survival, we hope you enjoy our forager's guide to 15 edible plants you'll find in the woods this fall.
Original author: Tim MacWelch


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This Happened to Me: Timber Tumble

The THTM adventure comic from our November 2017 issue

True reader stories from the field.
Original author: chillman


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3 Gameplans for Hunting the Real-World Rut

Whether you've saved all your vacation itime or have only one week to hunt, you will make it happen. Here's when to be in the woods

Everyone's got plenty of advice for hunting the rut, but a lot of times it doesn't apply to you. Fortunately, one of these plans will help you get your butt in the stand…
Original author: Mark Kenyon


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Should Your Really Wait 30 Minutes Before Blood Trailing a Deer? Not Always

Hunters have been taught to wait before approaching a wounded animal, but that's not always the smartest play

Conventional wisdom directs that big-game hunters should wait a minimum of a half hour to pursue their quarry after any shot that requires trailing. The idea is that an…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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