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Gear Test: 9 New Hunting Packs for 2017

We test everything from treestand packs to meat haulers for your deer season

Our evaluation of hunting backpacks rates hard-working meat freighters, purpose-built treestand bags, and all-around gear carriers.
Original author: Andrew McKean


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3 Versatile .25/06 Loads for Hunting Big Game and Predators

A trio of loads showcase how useful this quarterbore can be

The .25/06 has kept the .25 caliber alive for more than 50 years, because a hunter shooting just three loads in his rifle have him prepared for everything from marmots…
Original author: John Haviland


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How to Skin and Cut Up a Squirrel in 9 Steps

A quick and easy way to dress these little critters

Tree rats. Roof rats. Nature's little speed bumps. To some, squirrels are just annoying animals that make a lot of noise when you are out deer hunting. To me, they are…
Original author: Jamie Carlson


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Gun News of the Week: Murphy’s Law—Where’s A Wurlitzer When You Need One?

Plus: Bloomberg Outspends NRA, Still Can’t ‘Buy’ Elections

Murphy’s proposed S 2009, The Background Check Expansion Act, immediately drew the support of 30 Democrat Senators and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). It is,…
Original author: John Haughey


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5 Tips for Shooting a Shotgun Better and Faster

Keys to quicker accuracy with your scattergun

We don't typically associate being in a hurry with improved shotgun technique, but it is possible to become quicker and more accurate at the same time.
Original author: Brad Fitzpatrick


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Old School Opinions and Recipes on Wild Game Meat

Game prep will always give rise to some unusual culinary suggestions and opposing opinions

Here's a look at some of the stronger opinions and stranger recipes served up in our kitchens over the years.
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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Need Some Help Finding Your Deer? Call In a Deer Tracking Dog

A little canine assistance can make or break a hunt

Finding a wouned deer can sometimes can be a tough task. A deer tracking dog can tip the odds in your favor.
Original author: Alex Robinson


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Bones, Blades, and Bodies: 17 Things We've Lost and Found in the Outdoors

The items hunters find in the woods are often more curious and entrancing than the animals we pursue

Ask your hunting or fishing buddies about the craziest things they've found in the woods and waters, and get ready for some dandy stories. We did just that.
Original author: chillman


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Photos: Hunting National Wildlife Refuges in the Pacific Northwest

Where public-land hunters enjoy premium wildlife habitat and memorable hunts

Some of the most sought-after hunting opportunities in the Pacific Northwest are on National Wildlife Refuges. Under the direction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,…
Original author: Brent Lawrence


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Sea Duck Hunting in Cold Bay, Alaska

Gunning for geese and ducks in a remote Aleutian outpost

It's no easy feat to head to the end of the earth for some of the world's toughest waterfowl. Here are photos from a rough trip to the outskirts of Alaska.
Original author: John B. Snow


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3 Rattling Scenarios to Try This Deer Season

When and how to get aggressive with calling and rattling when you hunt

Bucks are much more aggressive when the rut is in full swing. Your tactics should match. Calling and rattling can be very effective, but how do you know when to use…
Original author: Tony Hansen


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A Second Chance at a Giant Kansas Buck

Bowhunter Evan Theiss thought he blew his only chance on this monster deer

Kansas bowhunter Evan Theiss got a second chance at a true Kansas monarch.
Original author: Tony Hansen


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Video: Cheyenne's First Muzzleloader Buck

This 14-year-old tags a muley with a traditional rifle

Watch 14-year old Cheyenne harvest her first-ever muzzleloader buck with one perfectly placed round ball from a traditional rifle.
Original author: Aram von Benedikt


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5 Fixed Focus Hunting Scopes, and Why You Should Consider Using One

Is it time to rescue fixed-power riflescopes from oblivion?

They're light, bright, tight, and simple. Here's why more hunters might benefit from a fixed focus hunting scope…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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4 Tactics for Bagging Late-Season Pheasants

Late-season birds survive by turning into track athletes. But a few tricks will put them on the wing and in your game bag.

These tips from a pro hunter will even the playing field and help you bag more roosters this season.
Original author: Brian Ruzzo


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7 Rules for Building the Best Backcountry Camp

Use these tips to turn a campsite into a home away from home

Here are seven good ideas about how to camp in comfort and safety.
Original author: Aram von Benedikt


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Gun News of the Week: The Bump Stock Edition

Plus: Massachusetts Makes ‘Bump Stocks’ More Illegal

The strategy works like this: Submit a fatally flawed bill that won’t pass because it won’t withstand a court challenge or is just plain dopey, introduce it in a press…
Original author: John Haughey


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The Soon-To-Be-Lost Tales of Camp Charlie, a Quebec Caribou Outfit

The end of a caribou hunt marks the end of a livelihood and a tradition

By the time you read this, Camp Charlie will be abandoned. Quebec’s caribou hunt is closing, and there’s no one to take over the outfit that operated out of here. When…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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27 Outdoor Life Bear Covers From 1989–2014

Our favorite illustrated covers of grizzly, black, and polar bears

TK…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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Photos: One Final Hunt for Quebec Caribou

High hopes and fond memories give way to a stark reality in this formerly caribou-rich province

Three buddies decided to participate in the province's final caribou hunt, not only to memorialize the experience but to record details of the Ungava for hunters who may…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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