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How I Survived A Double Grizzly Attack

A Montana hunter couldn't believe his luck when he survived a bear attack. He also couldn't believe it when the bear returned to finish what she had started.

A Montana hunter couldn't believe his luck when he survived a bear attack. He also couldn't believe it when the bear returned to finish what she had started.
Original author: By [Todd Orr](http://www.thetoddorr.com/)


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How to Cook Venison Backstrap Perfectly with a "Reverse Sear"

Plus a delicious chokecherry sauce for the meat

I have been reading about a technique called a “reverse sear,” where you cook your meat at a lower temperature to get the meat’s internal temperature where you need it,…
Original author: Jamie Carlson


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4 Tips for Busting Fall Flocks Without a Turkey Dog

Turkey dogs make fall turkey hunting a breeze, but there's more than one way to get your bird

Don't have a dog? Don't fret. You don't need a setter to find and bust a flock of fall turkeys. Here's how to be your own hunting dog.
Original author: David Hart


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3 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Next Skinning Knife

Simplify field care for game this season by choosing the right knife

Quality skinning knives make field chores simpler and more efficient. But it's essential that you carry the right knife for the task, and that you understand how to…
Original author: Brad Fitzpatrick


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How to Pick the Right Rangefinder for Hunting or Shooting

Whether you're a bowhunter, a rifle hunter, or a precision shooter, we've got you covered

If you're looking to buy a laser rangefinder for hunting or shooting, don't just pick any old model. Instead, consider what you want to use it for, and then make your…
Original author: Andrew McKean


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Gear Test: 10 New Rangefinders for Hunters and Long-Distance Shooters in 2017

A buyer's guide to the best rangefinders available on the market for 2017

This test will help you choose a rangefinder for three typical but fairly distinct purposes: bowhunting, general rifle hunting, and long-distance precision shooting.
Original author: Andrew McKean


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28 Vintage Outdoor Life Bear Covers From 1972 to 1988

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

Apart from whitetail deer, bears have appeared more frequently on the covers of Outdoor Life than any other big game animal. This gallery is the third of four galleries…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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4 Great Shotguns for Ducks and Geese

These waterfowl guns won't break the bank come duck season

A waterfowl shotgun must be reliable and tough, which makes synthetic stocks mandatory. Here's a look at our top picks.
Original author: Jarrod Spilger


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Level the Playing Field when Hunting Feral Hogs with Thermal Imagers

Thermal-imaging riflescopes and spotters are the ultimate tool for nocturnal pigs

Why you should consider getting your hands on thermal imaging optics, and four brands that are doing it well.
Original author: Gerry Bethge


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How to Scout and Hunt Muleys by Mapping 3 Types of Terrain

Once you understand how mule deer behave at various elevations, you can find them based largely on topography

Once you learn how mule deer interact with each of these three different habitat types, you'll take an important first step toward patterning them.
Original author: Art Isberg


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Why Hunters Have Been Subscribing to the Knockdown Power Myth—and Why It's All Wrong

It goes like this: "Use a big enough gun and you can knock down your game, in its tracks, every time."

Belief in the knockdown power fairytale has led to missed game, lost game, disappointed hunters, and increased gun sales for generations. Here's how it happens.
Original author: Ron Spomer


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4 Lessons Learned from Hunting the Same Buck

On his way to a state-record buck, a Michigan hunter gets a graduate degree in deer behavior

Here's what hunter Chet Kulikowski learned from hunting a single remarkable buck, more or less exclusively, for two years in Michigan.
Original author: Tony Hansen


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Gun Test: Henry .410 Lever Action Shotgun

The embodiment of fun in a shotgun

This lever acting shotgun turns gunpowder into smiles—seriously. The .410 shotgun from Henry USA handles well and makes crushing clays plenty of fun.
Original author: John B. Snow


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Photos: Hunting and Fishing Texas in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

The destruction was catastrophic, but it's not all bad news for Lone-Star wildlife

Though Hurricane Harvey blasted a wide swath of destruction through coastal areas in Texas and Louisiana—areas that provide critical wintering habitat for millions of…
Original author: Joe Arterburn


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15 Trees Every Outdoor Lover Should Learn to Identify

Identifying traits and uses for common North American trees

If you want to be a true outdoorsman or woman, and a true survivor, you’ve got to become a plant person.
Original author: Tim MacWelch


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27 Vintage Outdoor Life Bear Covers From 1943 to 1970

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

This gallery is part of our collection of nearly every bear cover ever published in Outdoor Life magazine, which includes illustrations that range from running black…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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Gun News of the Week: SHARE Act Passes Out of Committee, Is Formally Introduced

Plus: National Reciprocity Bill Secures Pivotal Endorsement

The SHARE Act, HR 3688, is a legislative priority of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. It is a sprawling Omnibus bill that includes several components…
Original author: John Haughey


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21 Awesome Reader Bucks from Last Season

Check out some fo the best deer stories submitted by readers like you from the 2016/2017 season

Big bucks, real hunters, awesome stories. Outdoor Life's annual celebration of our finest tradition—deer season in the U.S.—is back with a roundup of some of the best…
Original author: Stories by OL Readers


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25 Vintage Outdoor Life Bear Covers From 1900 to 1939

The best grizzly and black bear covers from the magazine's earliest issues

The illustrations of Outdoor Life magazine covers range in subject from running black bears with hounds to freak grizzly attacks, and even includes the odd polar bear…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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A Guide to Public Land Plinking

Allow me to make a few suggestions to help keep our freedoms to target shoot on Forest Service and BLM land.
Original author: Ben Long


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