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Brooklynne Rude, with her great 28-point buck. (Brooklynne Rude /) When you’re a kid growing up in the Midwest, deer hunting is generally part of your life. For Brooklynne Rude of Ankeny, Iowa, this was certainly the case. Her father, Brock, has hunt
Here are some important things to consider if you want to buy bear spray. (Zdeněk Macháček via Unsplash/) If you’ve ever had the misfortune of touching your eyes (or other mucous membranes) after handling or slicing hot peppers, you know exactly why
By late January, the requests start rolling in—from close buddies to that brother-in-law you never hear from but once a year. Make any jerky yet? Got any extra? Whether you hunt or not, wild game jerky and snack sticks are coveted commodities. Why? B
In this review, Luke Washington puts the YETI Panga dry bag to the test on the river and on dry land! Watch this review if you are in the market for the ultimate dry bag! CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE! CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR PANGA The post Yeti Te
In today’s competitive shotgun market, manufacturers have to consistently release new products in order to survive. Gun manufacturers spend their time and money developing new concepts with innovations that are beneficial, and often better, than prev
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Big browns will eat streamers in winter. (Dave Karczynski/) On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a brown trout in a cedar tree. Translation: my wife signed off on a pre-Christmas streamer tr
The author and his son on a bear trail on Admiralty Island. (Chris Miller/) Editor’s Note: This has been a tough year for everyone. And while we’ve collectively experienced many of the same events, the changes, challenges, and often outright hardship
Eastmans’ Dan Pickar breaks down how to use onX Hunt to understand and read terrain when you’re hunting or scouting for an upcoming hunt. Toggling between aerial, topography and hybrid views can give you a wealth of information to help you make good
Coronavirus brought a swift end to the author's hunting season. (John Hafner/) I was fishing for crappies last April, doing well with a small jig under a bobber. Another angler, who hadn’t caught a fish, walked over and asked what I was using. When I
    I am blessed to know many of the finest mule deer hunters in the country. Some of them you have heard of, like Brian Barney and Guy Eastman. Then there are some that you haven’t and probably never will because trophy mule deer hunters are often a
On December 20th an Ohio wildlife officer was shot in the line of duty while investigating three men allegedly poaching deer in Clinton County, Ohio. Officer Kevin Behr is expected to make a full recovery but the event is alarming to say the least. 
Another big year of storytelling from Outdoor Life. (Natalie Krebs/) The editors could have rounded up our favorite stories of the year, but that would be like telling everyone how perfect and charming your own children are. So, in the spirit of cutt
The author's buddy Craig at a public wildlife management area in Georgia. (Durrell Smith/) Editor’s Note: This has been a tough year for everyone. And while we’ve collectively experienced many of the same events, the changes, challenges, and often ou
Ben Knutson smiles over his 56 1/2-inch muskie, the first of his two giant fish of the day. (Ben Knutson/) In a sport in which size really does matter, Ben Knutson has raised the bar to an almost unbelievable level. On November 25, 2020, Knutson, of
This is a DIY public land mule deer bow hunting adventure! Join Eastmans’ Elevated podcast host Brian Barney as he hunts for an open country buck with his good friend Dan Heavrin. They both have licenses to tag and are working together to get it done
The author's son and brother hunting doves at the family farm this fall. (Joe Genzel/) Editor’s Note: This has been a tough year for everyone. And while we’ve collectively experienced many of the same events, the changes, challenges, and often outrig
Canadian outfitters, who rely heavily on their American clientele to stay in business, were hard-pressed to drum up business this year. (Rachel Ahtila/) Editor’s Note: This has been a tough year for everyone. And while we’ve collectively experienced
The author, hunting solo on his ranch in Montana. (Natalie Krebs/) Editor’s Note: This has been a tough year for everyone. And while we’ve collectively experienced many of the same events, the changes, challenges, and often outright hardships everyon
The .22 caliber Speedmaster was the ultimate Christmas present for a 13-year-old squirrel hunter. (Remington/) The Christmas of 1984, I wanted a new .22 so bad. The one I had was a single-shot and the stock wasn’t long enough for my 13-year-old frame