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46 Survival Skills to Keep You Entertained in the Backyard and Alive in the Backcountry

These tips include handy tricks for homesteading and vital survival knowledge for real-world hunting and fishing emergencies

The backyard is an ideal place to experiment with these techniques, many of which would be useful around the house in the event of a natural disaster, or worse. And if…
Original author: [Conrad Allen](people/conrad-allen), [Tim MacWelch](people/tim-macwelch), [Aram von Benedikt](people/aram-von-benedikt)


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5 Mechanical Broadhead Bargains

Expandable goodness for less than $35

If you're a fan of mechanical broadheads, check out this money-saving list of broadhead bargains.
Original author: Tony Hansen


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Deer of the Year 2017: A Gnarly Non-Typical Ohio Buck

A monster archery whitetail

Ryan Piper's huge Ohio non-typical whitetail was one of the biggest archery bucks taken in 2016.
Original author: By Ryan Piper


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Top 10 Cartridges for Hunting Whitetail Deer

Deer hunters can't go wrong with these excellent cartridges

"The whitetail deer is the most popular big game animal to hunt in the United States so it stands to reason that a huge number of rifle cartridges are well suited for…
Original author: Bryce M. Towsley


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Top 10 Cartridges for Hunting Elk

These 10 cartridges will bring down bulls no matter where you hunt

Why risk your elk hunt to an inferior cartridge? There are a lot of excellent elk cartridges out there and opinions vary. Here are my top 10 picks in no particular…
Original author: Bryce M. Towsley


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Deer of the Year 2017: A Giant Wisconsin Opening Day Buck

The opening day of deer season leads to the biggest buck of this hunter's life

Heath Kersetn's opening-day 14-point Wisconsin whitetail netted nearly 200 inches.
Original author: By Heath Kersten


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Gun News of the Week: Congressional Fall Agenda Includes De-listing Suppressors, National Reciprocity, and Federal Preemption

Plus: Advances In DIY Firearms Milling Alarms Law Enforcement

The proposed Hearing Protection Act, HR 367, would eliminate the $200 transfer tax on suppressors by dropping them from NFA rules, but would still requires they be…
Original author: John Haughey


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5 Great Fixed-Blade Broadheads Under $30

You don't have to spend big bucks to kill big bucks

Save cash without sacrificing performance when it comes to your broadhead blades. These five options won't break your budget.
Original author: Tony Hansen


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Gun Test: Beretta 690 Field 1 Shotgun

A 20-gauge version of Beretta's strong over/under action

This is a true upland gun from butt to muzzle—and one that will resonate with American hunters. Here's how we rated it.
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7 Hunting Breeds That Make Great Rabbit Dogs

Beagles aren't the only option when you're looking for a bunny-hunting buddy

Beagles are often every hunter's go-to breed for rabbits, but there are plenty of other pups out there that will fit right into the family and rustle up rabbits with…
Original author: Tom Carpenter


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Deer of the Year 2017: A Monster Coues Buck

A hunter's first buck takes a spot in the record books

Hannah Mackenzie was hunting Arizona with her boyfriend when she got a shot at the biggest Coues deer she'd ever seen.
Original author: By Hannah Mackenzie


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3 Reasons You Should Use Light Loads for Upland Bird Hunting

Reduced shot velocity can help you bag more birds

The logic behind the effectiveness of light loads might seem counterintuitive, but the science is sound.
Original author: John Haviland


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38 Vintage Outdoor Life Waterfowl Covers

We rounded up nearly every old duck and goose cover from the OL archives

We rounded up nearly every old duck and goose cover from the OL archives.
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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Why the .45/70 Is Still A Great Cartridge for Big Game

This round is the ultimate survivor: Born in the blackpowder era, it remains solidly popular today, thanks to both its prowess as a big-game cartridge and its cowboy cred

The .45/70 won't quit. This round has endured decade after decade, winning over new generations of sportsmen who migh tinitially be attracted to it as a historical…
Original author: John B. Snow


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Offhand Shots: Shooting Magic

When a hunter acts irresponsibly, Mr. Arterburn shuts down hunting

Joe's dad always used to let folks hunt his farm in Nebraska, but some careless hunters blow it for everyone.
Original author: Joe Arterburn


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6 Early-Season Duck and Goose Scouting Tips from a Master Waterfowler

Doing your homework for early-season waterfowl doesn't have to be hard

These tips from a seasoned scouter will help you bag more birds during the first flights of fall. Here's how to prepare for your favorite season…
Original author: Natalie Krebs


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Inmates Are Growing Sagebrush in Western Prisons for Wildlife Conservation

People incarcerated in state prisons in the West are working to help secure the future of the native big game and game birds of the American West.

Although once maligned, sagebrush is increasingly recognized as a keystone species of the big, open country of the American West. You can’t have sage grouse without…
Original author: Ben Long


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Deer of the Year 2017: Back-to-Back Booner Bucks

An Indiana bowhunter arrows two monster Indiana whitetails

Jody Marsteller-Davies, an Indiana bowhunter, hunted hard for three seasons and tagged two big bucks.
Original author: By Jody Marsteller-Davies


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How to Get In on the False Albacore Run This Fall

The albie bite is about to bust wide open on the East coast

These five myths about the false albacore run need busting. Here's what you should know to join in on the madness this fall.
Original author: Stephen Sautner


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How to Catch Fish with Drones?

We checked in with a group of anglers who have taken to the air to land more fish

Is fishing with a drone fair or foul? Here's a roundup of anglers who are testing out new techniques with their drones to make fishing more fun.
Original author: Nick Honachefsky


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